hard drive and ram.skubish said:How easy is it to upgrade an iMac G5?
What items can be replaced inside?
Unfortunatly this is not likely as the CPU is surface mounted onto the logic board. The only real way to upgrade the CPU is to replace the whole logic board, although doing this would also open the posibility of a graphics chip upgrade. The only company really able to do this is Apple (as many of the components on the board are Apple made/designed, i.e. the main north/south bridge).Macmaniac said:It unfortunate that you can only upgrade RAM and the HD. Perhaps some smart third party will make processor upgrades
No replacing the HDD will not woid the warrenty according to apple they have stated that you can replace many thing's have a look hereandrewfee said:I don't think you can swap out the hard drive for another one unless you void your warranty.
I've had to replace the hard drive in my iMac, and it's screwed into some metal caddy with regular screws; you're only allowed to unscrew the brass screws in the iMac or you void the warranty.
When apple sent the replacement drive, it was the whole thing, not just the drive itself.
Huh? I didn't think the screws could come out... All the times I've opened, mine, they just turn a bit then stop. From there, I can remove the cover and everything.TIGERmac said:The rear cover can be taken off by removing 3 screws (don't lose them!)