Has anyone successfully replaced the ram and hard drive in 21.5'' (2012) iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by logicstudiouser, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502


    Feb 4, 2010
    I want to double the ram and change to SSD. I have watched the 2 OWC videos posted on YouTube and was shocked how much work is involved. Is it as intimidating as it seems?
    Hard Drive Replacement:

    Ram Replacement (even harder):

    Obviously I intend to replace both at the same time so I only have to do this once!
    Any tips?
  2. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2012
    I've not done this on a 21" specifically, but with experience of other macs, I would say yes, it is.

    Unless you are super confident and/or capable, if I were you I would find an independent service agent and have them do it for you. They might charge you £50 for the service but at least you won't have to risk destroying your machine, which is not that difficult to achieve.
  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    I totally agree with Chippy99, if you want to upgrade it take the machine to an Apple Authorized Service Provider to have the work done. Working on late model iMacs is EXTREMELY difficult for someone not used to working on AIO computers.

    If you don't know of any AASP's in your area, use the following link to begin finding one:


    Good luck.

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