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iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Display Replacement

Remove your display to access most major components on your iMac.

Étape 1 Display  ¶ 

Peel back the aluminum EMI shield up off the lower three edges of the rear case.

Étape 1 Display  ¶ 

  • Peel back the aluminum EMI shield up off the lower three edges of the rear case.

  • It is not necessary to peel the EMI shield off the display.

  • We found it helpful to tape the EMI shield up against the display to keep it out of the way.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Remove the two 5 mm T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable to the logic board. Using its attached black tab, pull the display data cable connector up off the logic board.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 5 mm T6 Torx screws securing the display data cable to the logic board.

  • Using its attached black tab, pull the display data cable connector up off the logic board.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Pull the inverter cable connector up off its socket on the logic board.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Pull the inverter cable connector up off its socket on the logic board.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Peel back the aluminum EMI tape from the two vertical edges of the display.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Peel back the aluminum EMI tape from the two vertical edges of the display.

  • During reassembly, it is helpful to use several small strips of tape to hold the EMI shielding along the left and right edges of the display footprint out of the way before lowering the display into the rear case of your iMac.

Étape 5  ¶ 

Remove the four recessed coarse-thread 7.5 mm T10 Torx screws securing the display to the rear case. These screws are recessed, so a thin screwdriver such as this is essential for removal. Bit drivers tend to be too short for this application.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the four recessed coarse-thread 7.5 mm T10 Torx screws securing the display to the rear case.

  • These screws are recessed, so a thin screwdriver such as this is essential for removal. Bit drivers tend to be too short for this application.

Étape 6  ¶ 

Lift the display from its lower edge and pull it toward yourself to peel it off the EMI shield attached to its top edge.

Étape 6  ¶ 

  • Lift the display from its lower edge and pull it toward yourself to peel it off the EMI shield attached to its top edge.

  • Be mindful of any cables that may get caught during removal.