Badger said:For those of you interested in replacing the hard drive in a slot-loading iMac here is a link to an illustraited, step-by-step guide.
bruceg said:I am following these instructions and have gotten to the part about taking the screws out for the hard drive casing itself:
"Now that is done it's time to unscrew the hard disk.
Unscrew the four screws that hold the hard disk in place. I suggest loosening the four screws before undoing them completely (it makes it easier if they are tight.) Unplug all the cables and the hard disk should simply slide out. "
I bought the smallest screwdriver head I could find (0 x 2-1/2), but it doesn't look to be small enough. Anyone else have trouble getting this part to come off?
Badger said:The Apple service manual lists a #1 Phillips screwdriver for these screws. Using a smaller one could damage the screw heads. I know from my own experience that it may be harder than you expect the first time these screws are removed.