First Gen Intel iMac dead HDD and DVD drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by evildede, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. evildede macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2005
    So, now that my warranty isn't good anymore and that both my HDD as well as my DVD-Drive in my first gen (Core Duo) Intel iMac have broken, I was wondering if anyone could help me fixing it. I would like to have a new dvd drive to put in it as well as know what kind of HDD I can buy to put in. Also, I heard that you need a special screwdriver to open it up??? Finally, would it be a lot cheaper doing it myself, or would the better decision be to go to the apple store and have them fix it for me and pay the repair price? I don't think I would have any problems fixing it myself if I knew what components to buy if I took my time to do it. Just need a bit of information before I can try to fix it and was hoping someone here ran into a similar problem and could help me with it. Thanks!
  2. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2008
    I have never done it. you will save a lot of money if you do it yourself. If apple does it they will only put in the same size it came with. If you do it your self you can go bigger. If you search youtube you can find directions on how to do it. you will need a torx screw driver. It is available at any hardware store.

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