I've a late 2006 17" iMac & I recently had a problem and was forced to open the monster up, as opposed to paying Apple to repair an out-of-warranty machine. So I open it up and unhook the monitor from the logic board. And then I go to remove the SATA connection to the board. The whole f%^&ing 7-pin SATA connection to the board lifted off. The only thing left standing were 7 hair-thin pins that were damned impossible to fit back into the holster for it. After a solid night's work I was able to install OSX10.5 onto an external HDD using another Mac. I know this may seem like a rant, but could anyone maybe add some insight as to why this piece lifted off of my logic board?? I do not believe this should have happened at all. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/29/SATA_ports.jpg/672px-SATA_ports.jpg ^The red L-shaped piece is what came off of my board. It was and still is firmly attached to my 3.0Gbit/s SATA cable. The only difference is that the Apple piece is black, not red.