How do you 'open' a Mac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Inkllicious, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Inkllicious macrumors regular

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    A friend of mine wants me to upgrade their ram for them, On their iMac. They use it for their business.

    I don't see screws. How do I open it? :l
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Suction cups. Look at iFixIt.com for instructions.
     
  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    What kind of iMac is it? The aluminum ones have a few screws under the chin.

    You don't need suction cups to upgrade the RAM.
     
  4. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apparently its a "MB325LL/A".
    Black backing, 24inch screen..
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    There should be one Phillips head screw directly Apple logo under the chin of the iMac. The screw doesn't come out all the way. When it stops coming out, give it a few gently pulls. The panel should pull out.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    One screw underneath.
     
  7. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah so its relatively simple?


    Anyone have a video? I'll probably end up doing it tomorrow but it would be cool to be informed.
     
  8. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    Click the :apple: menu and select "About this Mac" Click "More Info". You should see a listing for "Model Identifier" - something like iMac11,1

    Go to macsales.com
    go to RAM Updates

    There are how-to videos available for pretty much all Model Identifiers. They will also tell you what type of RAM to use.
     
  9. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its iMac8,1 I believe.
     
  10. BlackViper macrumors member

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    Instructions on bottom

    There is a diagram of how to install ram printed on the bottom of the iMac's stand. Had Apple stopped doing this?
     
  11. Inkllicious thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh now I feel dumb.

    Ahaha OK so its quite simple.


    @Viper I haven't actually even moved the mac yet or touched it.. I just assumed I had to open it entirely.


    Thanks everyone, You've been a great help.
     

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