Removing iMac g5 Stand, no problems!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Martusemax, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That has got to take the record for the most useful first post by a new member in the history of MacRumors. Thank you and well done. :)
     
  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Agreed, my first post was about using the iBook while in clamshell mode. How i have learnt alot since that day.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I have no idea what my first post was. Probably something pretty lame though. :eek:

    Martusemax, how long did it take you to remove?
     
  4. Martusemax thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well...

    ... actually, i don't have a iMac G5 YET.

    My sister is coming tomorrow from UK with a brand new one to me. Then, she ask me how to carry it without the stand.

    I looked for a solution and Google sent me to MacRumors. As i saw lots of posts here trying to solve this answer (with no success) i went to Apple's page and find it in Downloads section.

    One thing i know is that you will need that kind of "star" allen tool to remove the screws.
     
  5. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Um yeah this would be useful if it wasn't for the fact the VESA instructions were for a ACD not an iMac g5
     
  6. Martusemax thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hummm...

    I hate to say, but i think you're right. If it was so simple, we would not have so much posts about it. Sorry about it (if i'm REALLY wrong).

    Anyway, i hope my G5 arrives here unbroken. :)
     
  7. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    w00t w00t!

    GREAT job bashing a BRAND NEW member.

    way to go! :rolleyes:
     
  8. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    AWESOME! So your getting a G5 iMac, eh?
    Sweetness! 17" or 20"... give us some specs please! :)
     
  9. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    Hey we are not all perfect just pointing out the fact it wasn't a iMac but a ACD how is that bashing?
     
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  11. Martusemax thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Translate, please

    Errr, i'm lost here: i'm brazilian and my english isn't "that good", so someone can explain to me what is "bashing", because i didn't find it at BabelFish or another decent translate website.

    MartuseMax, trying to get to the 500 messages and post an Avatar.
     
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  13. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    its so lame when people try to get out of something they KNOW they did. Here let me point it out to you since the post is still there. Note that right off the bat you use a condensending and deameaning tone. Now be an honest person and tell us again if you think you were being mean.



    you could of just pointed out that it was a mistake.
     
  14. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

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    honestly not trying to be mean… stuff on the internet is read by the person so maybe you just had a bad morning or evening (No intent here for bashing or insulting just plain fact)
     
  15. beatle888 macrumors 68000

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    so you deny that starting a statement with "Um" isnt deameaning? you might not of meant it, but it was. no big deal. i do stuff like that all the time. I guess its called learning.
     
  16. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    Hope your G5 arrives fine. Welcome to Macrumors.
     
  17. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    I agree that Mikeyredk's thing did come off as little rude, but internet interpretations are different to what they are in real life and contantly accusing him of bashing a new member is a little childish, isn't it?

    I say "arr" or "uhh" or "umm" when I am correcting something but not 100% sure of my correction, which isn't intended as bashing.
     
  18. Nermal Moderator

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    I don't know what my first post was either, but in my oldest post I can find, I was reprimanded by Vlade for spamming :eek:

    Edit: This was my first post, and this was yours.
     
  19. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Did you have to... :eek:



    :D

    How did you find that? Do you have to use special Mod Powers™?
     
  20. macdon401 macrumors 6502

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    well. I got a bit of "attitude" I THINK for posting something to help "newbie" !!
    R
     
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  22. Martusemax thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely

    No way to get out, i'll keep coming here!

    And just you all to know, my iMac arrived well and it's working fine. My sister brought it without it's back (!) in a big hand bag. She placed the back with the stands in her clothes luggage, and now everything is okay.

    At this moment i'm transfering the files from my "old" iMac to the new one via firewire.

    See?
    [​IMG]

    Thanks for all comments, and sorry about the mistake. But promess: i'll find out how to remove the stand and post it soon.

    MartuseMax
     
  23. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I believe to take of the stand you have to take of the back of the machine first. Once the back is off I think there is a screw or mechanism of some type that you should be able to remove. From there you could put on the VESA mount on the back cover and then replace the cover. I could have swore I've seen a post around here that talked about it. I'll look for it and let you know if I can find anything. If I can't find anything maybe I'll just try to do it on mine. Good Luck.
     
  24. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    :( Why would you want to remove the stand from your iMac?? :confused:

    What am I missing here??

    Just curious! :rolleyes:
     

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