Another Intel iMac RAM question..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by je1ani, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    How the F do I unscrew this? I have been sitting here for an hour with 8 different screwdrivers trying to get this thing open and it won't move. It just spins around over and over.. Should I bring out my Drill?
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Umm, mine unscrewed with the first screwdriver I tried with minimal effort. Do you have the iMac laying down flat? Makes it easier to get to the screw...but you must have tried that by now I assume. :confused:
     
  3. je1ani thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes it's lying face first as the instructions say... :( I haven't even taken the plastic off of the imac yet...or even powered it and i'm already having problems :(
     
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    It actually only unscrews a little bit, once it is loose, 3 or 4 rotations pop the little door off. You might need to use something to pull the door off, as some people have stated how theirs was sort of stuck and it took a little bit to get it off. The screw does not come completely out, it just loosens.
     
  5. je1ani thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys! Sorry I didn't know the screw didn't come out lol
     
  6. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    From the iMac manual. Perhaps they should have clarified that "loosen" doesn't mean remove.
     
  7. RafMac macrumors regular

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    I had the same issue , it turned and turned but the door won't open as it was tightly snugged. So I pressed in on one end and it pooped open on the other end. Once in, replacing ram with new to 4Gb was easy.
     

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