iMac stand removal problem

Discussion in 'iMac' started by daddyd, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. daddyd macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I'm trying to remove the stand on my emc 3389 iMac but when I insert a card to release the latch to fold down the stand, exposing the torx screws, there is no latch, nor does it disengage anything. Also the card barely fits, a bank card won't even fit its so tight. Can someone give me some advice? This is the latest iMac model I believe.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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  3. volcomfever macrumors newbie

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    What size iMac is it? If it isn't a 24 or 27, you can't undo the stand, at least without taking it completely apart. You probably know that already though.
     
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean by "undo"? You most certainly can remove the stand on a 24", to use the VSEA mount to put it on a 3rd party stand/arm. You can also remove the VESA mount and put the original stand back on if you want to.
     
  5. volcomfever macrumors newbie

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    I meant, if it isn't a 24" or a 27" iMac, you can't remove the stand. So if it's a 17, 20 or 21.5", you can't remove the stand that way. You can remove if you take it completely apart but that's a lot of work.
     
  6. cdoublejj macrumors newbie

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    Low behold they do not mention this in description of the youtube videos
     
  7. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on precisely which model iMac. In computer speak 'EMC3389 does not compute;, meaning there is no such EMC number. Later model iMacs do not have a removable stand. Apple will sell you one with the VESA as standard/

    Maybe you meant EMC 2389 a 2010 iMac? If that is it, have a look at this:-


    http://davidchumac.blogspot.com.au/2009/11/how-to-remove-imac-stand.html
     
  8. Lucas Godfrey macrumors 6502

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    The thin edge iMacs cannot have the stand removed from the outside. This was only an operation possible on the inch thick iMacs from yesteryear. You have to specify vesa mount at point of purchase if that's what you need.
     
  9. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully at some point in the last half decade they figured this one out :p

    Check the post dates people :D
     
  10. Lucas Godfrey macrumors 6502

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    serves me right for hanging out in the forum spy section.
     

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