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  1. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Bottom Plate: étape 1, image 1 de 1
    • Unplug all the cables from the computer, including the power cable. Lay the computer face-down, supporting the neck and base with a soft cloth under the screen.

  2. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 2, image 1 de 1
    • Loosen the four Phillips #0 screws.

  3. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 3, image 1 de 1
    • Carefully remove the base access panel.

  4. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Bottom Plate Housing: étape 4, image 1 de 2 iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Bottom Plate Housing: étape 4, image 2 de 2
    • Remove the four 25mm T-15 screws.

  5. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 5, image 1 de 2 iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 5, image 2 de 2
    • Open the housing plate.

    • Be gentle with the wires still connected to the logic board so as not to ruin the cables.

    • A fixed plug connector between the logic board and upper unit will cause some resistance. Pull gently but firmly.

  6. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Drive Carrier Assembly: étape 6, image 1 de 3 iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Drive Carrier Assembly: étape 6, image 2 de 3 iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Drive Carrier Assembly: étape 6, image 3 de 3
    • Remove the 2 torx 10mm screws on the EMI shield

    • Carefully remove shield and copper tape

  7. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 7, image 1 de 2 iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 7, image 2 de 2
    • Remove the 4 10mm torx screws attatched to the drive carrier.

    • The drive carrier includes optical drive and hard drive.

  8. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 8, image 1 de 1
    • Grasp the carrier with both hands on each side.

    • Remove the carrier by lifting up and out.

    • Pull gently but firmly. The carrier is meant to fit snugly.

  9. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 9, image 1 de 1
    • Flip the removed carrier to the right and pull out power cables.

  10. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: étape 10, image 1 de 3 iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: étape 10, image 2 de 3 iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Hard Drive: étape 10, image 3 de 3
    • Peel back the white paper, revealing the screws that connect the hard drive to the carrier.

    • Remove the 4 T-10 5mm screws connecting the hard drive and frame. (There are 2 screws on each side)

  11. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 11, image 1 de 1
    • Slide the hard drive out from the frame and optical drive.

  12. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Double check the new drive's jumper: étape 12, image 1 de 1
    • Before you reassemble the computer, double check that your new hard drive has the same jumper configuration as the old one. This ensures the IDE "Master-Slave" protocol isn't interrupted. Some systems do not require this, but if you are having issues booting up afterwards with the storage or the disc drive, this could be the source of the problem.

  13. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement, Optical Drive: étape 13, image 1 de 1
    • Remove the four T-10 6mm screws at the sides of the drive.

  14. iMac G4 17 800 MHz EMC 1936 Optical Drive Replacement: étape 14, image 1 de 1
    • Slide the optical drive out of the carrier

Conclusion

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

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2 commentaires

Should step ten of removing the optical drive be broken into two different steps

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Which brands/models should one use to replace a faulty optical drive in one of these iMac G4’s?

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