Want to install SSD 3.5 inch on my iMac 27" i5

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chrono24, May 17, 2012.

  1. chrono24, May 17, 2012
    Last edited: May 17, 2012

    chrono24 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012

    Planning to install a SSD 500gb by late summer, question is after i install it what are the procedures such as downloading Mac OS X Lion again, setting it up as my default hard drive.

    The youtube videos' dont look too hard, hardest seems to me is removing the screen.

    thank you in advance.

    edit : I mean 2.5 inch ssd
  2. Dapadon macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
    Me too

    Hi yall,

    Does any one have a written set of instructions for this?

    I.e; things I will need to ensure I have before starting and a step by step guide?

    Be very grateful if you could post or email; Colin (at) act-ms (dot) com

    Thanks, Col.
  3. chevalier433, May 19, 2012
    Last edited: May 20, 2012

    chevalier433 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2011
    In your state i recommend you not to do it.
  4. Dapadon macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2012
  5. Whargoul macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2012
    He means you are very inexperienced.
  6. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    The hardest part was putting the screws back in the display panel. The magnets that hold the glass in place are very close to the screw holes. Every time you go to put the screw in it wants to stick to the magnet. My solution to this (although I didn't have one) would be to use a short piece of a straw. Put the screw on the end of the screw driver and stick it in the straw. Then use that to put the screw in. Once the screw is started you can remove the straw.

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