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iMac Intel 24" EMC 2111 Logic Board Replacement

Remove the logic board assembly on your iMac Intel 24" EMC 2111.

Use this guide to remove the logic board assembly for service.

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Paso 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors off their sockets on the AirPort card. The black antenna attaches closest to the bottom edge of the iMac.

Paso 1 Logic Board  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry both antenna connectors off their sockets on the AirPort card.

  • The black antenna attaches closest to the bottom edge of the iMac.

Paso 2  ¶ 

Use both fingertips to disconnect the camera and microphone cable from its socket on the logic board.

Paso 2  ¶ 

  • Use both fingertips to disconnect the camera and microphone cable from its socket on the logic board.

  • Pull the connector perpendicular to the face of the logic board.

Paso 3  ¶ 

Pull the optical drive fan connector toward the top edge of the iMac to disconnect it from the logic board.

Paso 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the optical drive fan connector toward the top edge of the iMac to disconnect it from the logic board.

Paso 4  ¶ 

Pull the left speaker connector toward the top edge of the iMac to disconnect it from the logic board.

Paso 4  ¶ 

  • Pull the left speaker connector toward the top edge of the iMac to disconnect it from the logic board.

Paso 5  ¶ 

Pull the optical drive thermal sensor connector toward the right side of the iMac to disconnect it from its socket.

Paso 5  ¶ 

  • Pull the optical drive thermal sensor connector toward the right side of the iMac to disconnect it from its socket.

Paso 6  ¶ 

If necessary, remove the strip of tape covering the optical drive connector.

Paso 6  ¶ 

  • If necessary, remove the strip of tape covering the optical drive connector.

Paso 7  ¶ 

Gently pull the cable retainer on the optical drive cable ZIF socket toward the right side of the iMac. The retainer should move about 1 mm and stop. Do not attempt to remove the retainer. Pull the optical drive ribbon cable out of its socket, being careful not to rip it in the process.

Paso 7  ¶ 

  • Gently pull the cable retainer on the optical drive cable ZIF socket toward the right side of the iMac.

  • The retainer should move about 1 mm and stop. Do not attempt to remove the retainer.

  • Pull the optical drive ribbon cable out of its socket, being careful not to rip it in the process.

Paso 8  ¶ 

Disconnect the hard drive thermal sensor and hard drive fan cables from the logic board by pulling their connectors toward the top edge of the iMac.

Paso 8  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the hard drive thermal sensor and hard drive fan cables from the logic board by pulling their connectors toward the top edge of the iMac.

Paso 9  ¶ 

Pull the CPU fan connector toward the left edge of the iMac to disconnect it from the logic board.

Paso 9  ¶ 

  • Pull the CPU fan connector toward the left edge of the iMac to disconnect it from the logic board.

Paso 10  ¶ 

Disconnect the power button cable from the logic board. Pull its connector perpendicular to the face of the logic board.

Paso 10  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the power button cable from the logic board.

  • Pull its connector perpendicular to the face of the logic board.

Paso 11  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the single Bluetooth antenna off its socket on the Bluetooth board.

Paso 11  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the single Bluetooth antenna off its socket on the Bluetooth board.

Paso 12  ¶ 

Pull the ambient temperature sensor cable perpendicular to the face of the logic board to disconnect it from its socket.

Paso 12  ¶ 

  • Pull the ambient temperature sensor cable perpendicular to the face of the logic board to disconnect it from its socket.

Paso 13  ¶ 

Disconnect the DC-In cable from the logic board by pulling its cable toward the right side of the iMac while depressing its locking mechanism. It is helpful to use a spudger and pry from alternating sides of the connector to help "walk" it out of its socket.

Paso 13  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the DC-In cable from the logic board by pulling its cable toward the right side of the iMac while depressing its locking mechanism.

  • It is helpful to use a spudger and pry from alternating sides of the connector to help "walk" it out of its socket.

Paso 14  ¶ 

Pull the hard drive SATA data cable perpendicular to the face of the logic board to disconnect it from its socket. To avoid damaging the socket on the logic board, we recommend using a metal spudger to help separate the SATA data cable and its socket. To avoid damaging the socket on the logic board, we recommend using a metal spudger to help separate the SATA data cable and its socket.

Paso 14  ¶ 

  • Pull the hard drive SATA data cable perpendicular to the face of the logic board to disconnect it from its socket.

  • To avoid damaging the socket on the logic board, we recommend using a metal spudger to help separate the SATA data cable and its socket.

Paso 15  ¶ 

Peel the foam tape off the top edge of the heat sink framework.

Paso 15  ¶ 

  • Peel the foam tape off the top edge of the heat sink framework.

Paso 16  ¶ 

Remove the following ten screws:

Paso 16  ¶ 

  • Remove the following ten screws:

  • Three 6.6 mm T10 Torx fine thread screws

  • Three 7 mm T10 Torx coarse thread screws

  • Two 9.3 mm T10 Torx coarse thread screws

  • Two 5.3 mm T10 Torx coarse thread screws

Paso 17  ¶ 

Pull the right edge of the logic board slightly away from the rear case to dislodge the rear I/O ports from their bezel. Tilt the top edge of the board away from the rear case and lift the logic board assembly out of the rear case, minding any cables that may get caught.

Paso 17  ¶ 

  • Pull the right edge of the logic board slightly away from the rear case to dislodge the rear I/O ports from their bezel.

  • Tilt the top edge of the board away from the rear case and lift the logic board assembly out of the rear case, minding any cables that may get caught.

  • When reinstalling the logic board, it is helpful to use tape to temporarily tuck the cables out of the way until the board is properly seated in the rear case.

  • During reassembly of the logic board, pay attention to the position of the I/O connectors. When the board is back in the case, insert a USB or Thunderbolt cable into one of the connectors to align it perfectly.