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    Exclamation iMac 21.5 2010 mystery magnet
    While swapping out the HD for an SSD on an iMac 21.5 2010, a small magnet fell out and I have no idea where it goes back. The magnet is round and about 4mm in diameter. Any ideas?

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    iMac 21.5 2010 mystery magnet
    jasongoldworthy's Avatar
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    Aug 28, 2017
    Wales, UK
    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac 27" 32GB i7 2.25TB Fusion OSX 10.15.4 late 2012
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    the magnets you mention hold the glass on the front of the iMac,

    these can fall off and can be put back on,

    as its a magnet it will just stay on the metal frame,

    check out this link at ifixit

    iMac Intel 21.5" EMC 2389 Glass Panel Replacement - iFixit Repair Guide
    iMac Late 2012 27"
    Intel Core i7 3770 32GB Ram
    2.25TB Apple Fusion Drive
    OSX 10.15.4

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    iMac 21.5 2010 mystery magnet
    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Catalina
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    Welcome to our forums.

    The magnet may be one of several that holds the screen in place. However, to make sure, go to the ifixit web site and look up the take apart instructions for your particular iMac.

    iFixit: The Free Repair Manual

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