Intel Imac original 24inch hard drive replacement

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kavinderd, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. kavinderd macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2009
    I've been searching for a tutorial specific to the original intel imac 24inch plastic casing. I've only been able to find guides for the aluminum ones and the jan 2006 version.

    I want to upgrade my hard drive, but don't want to mess it up, and would also like to know how to backup my hard drive and which hard drive i can/should get

    so does anyone know of a link?

    thanks a lot
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    The 24" white iMac is the same as the 20" model in terms of taking apart - iFixit have a guide that I've used in the past. That Jan 2006 version you found will work fine.

    How to backup your HDD? If you're running Leopard/Snow Leopard, use Time Machine and an external drive to make a complete backup. As a replacement for an internal, I fitted my 24" iMac with a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black about a month ago and highly recommend them.
  3. ClivePwned macrumors member

    May 25, 2009
    I had my 20" HDD replaced by an Apple resellers rather than open myself. It was still under applecare then. It's the single thing that I dislike about iMacs- the lack of easy HDD replacement.

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