Introduction

We will unscrew the bottom faceplate, then remove the base to access the internal components.

  1. Place the computer monitor face down on a safe, harmless surface.
    • Place the computer monitor face down on a safe, harmless surface.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screw driver, remove the four 6.86 mm screws from the metal plate.

  2. Remove the metal plate from bottom of the iMac G4.
    • Remove the metal plate from bottom of the iMac G4.

    • The four screws do not completely separate from the metal plate.

    • Release the tabs on each side of the module by simultaneously pushing each tab away from the RAM.

    • These tabs lock the module in place and releasing them will cause the module to "pop" up.

    • Remove the RAM module from the iMac.

    • Use a spudger to lift and remove the AirPort's antenna connector.

    • This step is only applicable to iMacs that came with an AirPort card installed.

    • Remove the four 28.07mm Torx #15 screws from the lower case.

    • Open the base by carefully pulling straight off, do not rotate the cover.

    • Open slowly to ensure that no cables are damaged or disconnected.

    • Squeeze the small black tab and wiggle gently to remove the colored power cable.

    • Do not pull directly on the colored wires.

    • Do not remove black grounding wire.

    • Grab both sides of the blue connector and firmly pull to remove it from the mother board.

    • Do not pull directly on the ribbon cable.

Conclusion

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

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Do I need to apply thermal paste? Or it is not necessary?

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