Resolved iMac 27" (Late 2009) Hinge Mechanism Removal

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  1. alksion, Jan 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2015

    alksion macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    Guys, my church managed to mangle the power button on their iMac. I bought a replacement chassis and the repair is going smoothly except one thing.

    I cannot remove the hinge mechanism from the molding on the old chassis. Can anyone offer suggestions?

    Please see attachment photo. Thanks!
     

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Did you lock the mechanism BEFORE you removed the stand?
    Maybe you removed the stand without locking that mechanism, and now it's just jammed in place.
    If you did that properly, and no difficulty when you removed the stand, and you have removed all the screws, you should be able to just lift that mechanism out, ready to transfer to your replacement back cover.
     
  3. alksion thread starter macrumors 68000

    alksion

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    You sir are a god-send! Much kudos to you and silly me. Thank you!!
     

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