The HDD in my 2011 21.5" iMac is dying (SMART status failing, can't upgrade the OS) and I need to get it replaced. I'm out of warranty coverage (obviously) and have an appointment at the apple store to get a quote on the price of a replacement drive. However, since they are likely to tell me that they can't install an SSD (I'm going to ask but I'm doubtful) I did go and check on OWC for replacement parts. I can buy a full kit with a 480GB SSD for $250 which is likely a lot less than apple will charge (if anyone has an approximate price I'd be curious to know). I do want the speed increase and if it saves my money then that's just a bonus. I have some experience with internal parts via both Mac Pro Towers (not much work there) and PC towers (a bit more obviously) but I'm worried about my ability to take apart the iMac, mainly in regards to the LCD and it's cables. So, my main question, how hard is it to remove the screen and how fragile are the cables? From what I've gathered it looks like the Display cable is a ribbon cable which are usually pretty easy to break so that one is worrying me a lot. Has anyone done an upgrade to an iMac that could give me some tips or at least let me know if the process is really hard? I'd hate ti destroy my iMac in an attempt to save $100 and get some extra speed.