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Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by txeroki, Nov 18, 2003.
I need reference of how can I change my iMac 400 DV se, hard drive, thanks
I have the same computer, and have done the hard drive upgrade. All you do is unscrew the bottom shell, there are four screws. Two are at the front, and two are behind the panel that the VGA port comes out of. Once you take the shell off, you'll see a perferated metal covering, which covers everything. I forget how many screws there are to take this off, 8 I think. Once you take that off, you'll see up at the front, centered, the carrier for the hard drive and optical drive. The hard drive is the top-most unit. I would recommend removing the RAM sticks at this point, so you have clearance for removing the hard drive. Now, unplug the IDE and power cable from the hard drive. You'll see 4 screws on the top of the carrier unit which the hard drive is in. Unscrew these, and pull the hard drive out. Thats it! If my directions are a little confusing, let me know and I can clarify.
Re: iMac 400 DV SE, HD upgrade
here are visuals: http://www.macworld.com/2001/10/bc/howtoimac/
Re: Re: iMac 400 DV SE, HD upgrade
Does anyone know if it is easy to get the entire motherboard out of a slot loading iMac? (like, is it much harder than just swapping out the drive) I was thinking of replacing an iMac 350 mobo with an iMac DV mobo....
I've never tried it, but I think it would be a pain. Give it a shot though, just make sure you've discharged any static electricity. I imagine it wouldn't be too dificult, just very time consuming.
Take a peek:
Re: Mobo removal
Thanks! Looks like a reasonably long procedure, but doable.