iMac G5 20" Model A1076 Hard Drive
Bring a loupe or magnifying glass, and a bright flashlight. And a pillow for the display.
Yes. Buy the adhesive strips, and the tools, so you don’t have to stop and scrounge around the shop/basement/house/office for tool-equivalents.
When reconnecting the SATA cable, there is nothing to make the connector hold still, and it is hard to reach, so it took several tries. I ended up taking off the rubber baby buggy bumpers to get more room, and then jamming them back on after getting the SATA connector snugged up.
Sure could use a magnified picture of this connector and socket, especially the first time you go in. And it is the most critical step of the whole operation — bung it up and we’re toast.
Pulling the display power cable by the wires makes me nervous..
I worked with the display face-down on a pillow.
Makes me miss the days of the magnets.
i had to tip the display outward enough for the strip to peel off. Glad it had the tape hinge.
0. Put a loupe or magnifying glass on the list of tools and supplies.
1. It would be good to show an enlarged picture of the data cable connector to see how it works.
2. In my case, the metal retaining bracket did not hold the connector securely enough, so the connector kept popping out.
1.Painter’s tape or masking tape (or low-residue duct tape, which I used) should be on the list of tools and materials.
2. I made strap of tape for a side to prevent the display from hinging open too far.
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