[HELP] How to reattach the 24 inches imac Stand?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 24imac2.8c2extr, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. 24imac2.8c2extr macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2008
    I've used the VESA mount kit to remove the bracket (stand) of my 2.8ghz 24'' imac for transportation.

    Now I'm trying to reattach the stand, but I don't know how to pull out the part that I will place the screws again. I tried to use the card to pull out this part but it didn't work.

    I would really appreciate if someone help me with this, thank's!
  2. 24imac2.8c2extr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2008
  3. alexskillz macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2009
    How to reattach a imac stand

    I did this and it worked. Access card needs to push down the metal lever, thats where I got stuck.

    1 Align the pin on the
    clutch mechanism to
    the central hole in the
    2 Replace 8 T10 screws.
    3 Place the computer
    face down on a table
    so that the base of
    the stand extends
    over the table edge.
    Press the stand down
    and insert an access
    card into the slot
    between the top of
    the stand and the rear
    4 Insert the access card
    as far as it will go.
    Gently lift the stand
    approximately two
    inches to unlock the
    clutch mechanism,
    and then remove the
    access card. The
    clutch mechanism
    should now be
    5 Stand the computer
  4. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    Hi alex,
    you DO realize that the post was 2 1/2 years old??
  5. dmillbank macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2011
    No matter how old the post is, this really helped me out. I had drilled some holes in my stand for theft protection :) but got a new stand now with a new desk and don't want to ruin the desk.
  6. qwimjim macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    i didn't know where to put this but if you removed your iMac stand and are having trouble re-attaching it, it's actually really easy. Put your iMac on a desk and tilt the screen forward as much as possible. Then take a card and stick it in the gap the same way you did to take the screen off, but here's what i had to do, i bent the last inch of my card so that when I slid it in, it slid upwards towards the Apple symbol. Only needs to go about an inch, and you -won't- hear a click, now slide the monitor back, it should slide back into place hiding the screws. Again, don't listen for a click and if you're having trouble bend your card.

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