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Introducción

Prerequisite-only guide for removing the logic board assembly from a iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 3068.

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    • Gently pull the left speaker cable straight out of its socket on the logic board.

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    • De-route the left speaker cable by pulling it straight up out of the retaining clip in the back of the rear enclosure.

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    • Similarly to the previous step, de-route the SATA and power cables by pulling the braid straight up out of the retaining clip.

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    • Peel up the piece of tape connecting the left speaker connector to the SATA power and data cables.

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    • Flip up the metal retaining bracket on the FaceTime camera cable connector.

    • Pull the FaceTime camera cable straight out of its socket on the logic board.

    • This is a delicate connector that can be easily damaged.

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    • Remove the two 4.0 mm T5 Torx screws securing the four antenna connectors to the AirPort/Bluetooth card.

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    • Disconnect all four antenna connectors by prying them straight up from their sockets on the AirPort/Bluetooth card.

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    • Gently pull the right speaker cable connector parallel to the logic board, straight out of its socket on the logic board.

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    • Use the flat edge of a spudger to pry the headphone jack cable connector from its socket on the logic board.

    • Push the cable slightly to the right.

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    • Peel off the tape covering the exhaust duct.

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    • Remove the following T8 Torx screws securing the exhaust duct to the rear enclosure:

    • Two 6.2 mm screws

    • Two 4.7 mm screws

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    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip open the retaining flap on the microphone ribbon cable ZIF socket.

    • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

    • Gently pull the microphone ribbon cable straight out of its socket.

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    • Remove the four 7.3 mm T8 Torx screws securing the logic board to the rear enclosure.

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    • Tilt the top of the logic board away from the rear enclosure.

    • When removing and installing the logic board, take care not to damage the delicate microphone ribbon cable at the bottom left.

    • Lift the logic board straight up and out of the iMac.

    • Be careful not to snag the board on any of the rear enclosure's screw posts.

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    • When reassembling your iMac, be sure to align the exterior I/O ports correctly. The logic board can sit crooked even when secured with all its screws.

    • Use a USB flash drive and/or ethernet cable to ensure the logic board is aligned correctly while you screw it in.

Conclusión

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

Adam O'Camb

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