I need advice on a hinge replacement for a 2011 iMac 27"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by arkieboy72472, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. arkieboy72472 macrumors member

    arkieboy72472

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    Just how hard is this kind of repair? For anyone who has done it, is there a guide or video for it? I have an A1312 with a lot of play in the hinge and I think a new one would work well. I have replaced hard drives, logic boards, and power supplies but never the hinge. How ****ed am I?
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    Where’s the hinge on an iMac? You mean a MacBook?
     
  3. arkieboy72472 thread starter macrumors member

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    Whatever it is called, it is on the inside of the iMac and is connected to the back of the case. It is the thing that makes it swivel. I think you have to take out almost everything to get to it.
     
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    The pivot on the stand you mean?
     
  5. arkieboy72472 thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess.
     
  6. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    The link to the free replacement is now over two years old but can't help to inquire. And it applies/applied to 2012/2014 iMacs.
     

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