iMac 17" SATA HD replacement - upgrade 1 TB
5 - 15 minutos
Old HD crashed... iMac was still in good shape (screen & power supply replaced a few years ago under Apple care extended warranty)... Repair costs by a shop was cost prohibitive... Nothing to lose by doing repair myself...
Very well... Online instructions were spot on; pics were very helpful... Old HD came out; new HD went in... Powered up the iMac, reinstalled OS, upgraded to Snow Leopard... Works great!!!
Got my torx bits from Lowes ($15)... A pocket knife is handy for removing the thermal sensor off the HD... Whole process took less than 30 minutes with an iPad to follow instructions on.