Last Friday the day of official launch of Apples new 2012 iMac Intel 21.5″ a couple of quick pictures surfaced showing the new super thin iMac system’s internal workings.
However if you are looking for a little more detail, you will be
pleased to learn that iFixit have now taken their screwdrivers to the
new full system revealing in detail its inner workings and components.
The detailed takedown of Apple’s new 2012 iMac 21.5 inch system has
awarded the new computer with a repairability Score of just 3 out of 10
(10 is easiest to repair). Explaining that you can easily replace the
RAM, hard drive, and CPU inside this machine. However:
-The glass and LCD are now fused together, and there are no more
magnets holding the glass in place. That means it’s heatgun time!
-Most replaceable components (like the RAM) are buried behind the logic board, meaning you’ll have to take apart most of the iMac just to gain access to them.
-Budget-minded folks can no longer add a second hard drive to the
base iMac unless they are super-fond of soldering missing proprietary
connectors onto the logic board.
-You’ll have to masterfully peel off the old double-sided sticky
tape and apply new tape in order to reseal this iMac into original
For the full teardown jump over to the iFixit website