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iMac Intel 27" EMC 2639 Hinge spring caps Replacement

O que você precisa

    • Firstly, you need to access the iMac's hinge. Find the appropriate disassembly guide for your iMac. I used iFixit's guide for the logic board. You don't need to follow it exactly.

    • Speakers don't need to be removed. You can simply loosen them and carefully move them out of the way, in order to remove the necessary components.

    • The hard drive, logic board, power supply and fan need to be removed.

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    • Remove the broken caps. I suggest that you replace them both, even if only one of them has broken off.

    • Take caution while unscrewing the cap's screw, since the spring is under tension. You don't want it flying to your face.

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    • Take an M5 washer and bend a small portion of it at a 90° angle. This will act as a hook that will hold the spring in place, preventing it from slipping.

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    • This step is tricky and you will probably require assistance.

    • You need to bring the screen angle all the way down. This way you'll need to exert less force against the spring, while inserting the screw.

    • Pass the screw through the washer, making sure the bent portion is facing the straight end of the spring.

    • Slowly push the screw towards its threaded base. Mind the washer's orientation and be careful. If you slip, the spring can eject the screw and washer away.

    • Ensure that the screw is positioned straight over the threaded base. You don't want it to start biting its way through. It's gonna ruin the threads and you'll end with a way bigger problem than you started with.

    • Slowly start turning the screw. It's gonna be fairly difficult. Don't stop pushing the screw while screwing, unless you are sure that you've got a couple of full turns .

    • Now you can release the pressure against the screw and simply keep screwing until the washer has successfully secured the spring. Don't over-tighten.

    • Assemble all the components back in the computer and close it up.

    • You're done!

Conclusão

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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3 comentários

Brilliant solution from Sotiris Alexandridis! This is a critical fail on the part of Apple. I know no one with a 2013 machine without broken caps.

py - Responder

Great tutorial. This worked for me up until the final screws holding the springs, so I cheated.

Undo the 9 screws holding on the stand. Remove stand. Then undo the 6 screws holding the bracket onto the back. Remove bracket. Now you can get a vise grip or similar and turn the inner end of the spring.

kenif - Responder

Thank you very much for the tutorial, kenif comment sould be part of this. Thanks again

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