Memory access doors

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  1. almer22002 macrumors newbie

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    I cannot find documentation. are the access doors for 21.5 inch and 27 inch interchangeable on 2010 imac models
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 603

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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201191#2

    I don't think so... they are most likely different sizes.
     
  3. chscag macrumors 68040

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    I didn't know the 2010 21.5" iMac had access doors? I seem to remember that a screen had to be removed below the display before the memory modules were visible. Anyway, go to www.ifixit.com and find out for yourself.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I am pretty sure the 2010 27-inch has a longer access door, compared to the 21.5-inch.
    Those both have access doors on the bottom edge.
    When Apple went to the thin cases in 2012, then you got the hatch on the back of the 27-inch, and the 21.5-inch lost easy RAM access.
     
  5. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    21.5” 2011s & earlier had RAM accessible on the bottom of the screen with a screwdriver. In the 2012s they removed the modular RAM entirely for the 21.5”.
     
  6. aman88 macrumors regular

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    Nope... on the bottom there is a plate you unscrew to access memory... just upgraded from 4 to 12 gb and replaced the old seagate 7200 rpm drive with a SSD... :).
     
  7. chscag macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I mislabeled it as a screen but it is in fact a plate with holes and screwed to the bottom of the chassis below the display. The plate on the 21.5" model will not fit the 27" model.
     
  8. almer22002 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you to all who answered my question
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    The main reason i asked the question about access door size was because i couldnt find any documentation on it and only found 27 inch access doors on ebay. once again thank you to the people who answered
     

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