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Removing the display on an iMac Intel 27" Retina 5K requires cutting through the adhesive around the perimeter of the screen. After the adhesive is cut, it cannot be used to re-seal the display in place, so you'll need to apply a new set of adhesive strips.

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Before you start placing strips, remove all of the old adhesive. Use a spudger to scrape up an edge, then peel with your fingers. Remove all of the remaining adhesive strips from the iMac's frame and display glass. Remove all of the remaining adhesive strips from the iMac's frame and display glass.
  • Before you start placing strips, remove all of the old adhesive. Use a spudger to scrape up an edge, then peel with your fingers.

  • Remove all of the remaining adhesive strips from the iMac's frame and display glass.

I've done this on several iMacs now, but today I noticed another layer of thin black plastic stuck to the back of the display.

It was really tough to remove and left a lot of clear, sticky goop under it.

It's really thin, but it was strong enough to hold the screen in place by itself - I reconnected the display cables and tested before pulling the backing off the new adhesive strips - and it stuck together!

I had to pry it apart again and it actually ripped my new glue strips in 2 or 3 places. I was able to still use them, but it did not go as smoothly as other iMacs I've upgraded. Everything was fine in the end, but I left some blue painters tape on the top of the screen overnight so the glue strips will set up without the screen falling off - just to be on the safe side.

Does anyone know if this last layer of black plastic on the screen should be removed or left in place when replacing the glue strips?

Daniel Cassel - Replica

Start with strip 13, which goes on the right vertical. Before peeling off any backing, line it up against the frame of the iMac to get an idea of where it goes. Peel the short piece of backing off the back of the strip. Peel the short piece of backing off the back of the strip.
  • Start with strip 13, which goes on the right vertical. Before peeling off any backing, line it up against the frame of the iMac to get an idea of where it goes.

  • Peel the short piece of backing off the back of the strip.

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Insert the tip of a spudger into the hole at the top of the strip from the side that still has a backing on it. Insert the tip of a spudger into the hole at the top of the strip from the side that still has a backing on it.
  • Insert the tip of a spudger into the hole at the top of the strip from the side that still has a backing on it.

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With the spudger still poking through the hole in the adhesive strip, push the spudger tip into the corresponding hole in the frame of the iMac. Using the hole and spudger to anchor the position of the adhesive strip, line the strip up against the right edge, gently pull down against the spudger to ensure the strip is taut, and stick it onto the frame. Using the hole and spudger to anchor the position of the adhesive strip, line the strip up against the right edge, gently pull down against the spudger to ensure the strip is taut, and stick it onto the frame.
  • With the spudger still poking through the hole in the adhesive strip, push the spudger tip into the corresponding hole in the frame of the iMac.

  • Using the hole and spudger to anchor the position of the adhesive strip, line the strip up against the right edge, gently pull down against the spudger to ensure the strip is taut, and stick it onto the frame.

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Once you're satisfied that the top half of the adhesive strip is neatly aligned, peel the longer piece of backing out from behind the strip. If the top half isn't aligned properly, you can carefully peel it up and re-stick it before peeling off the lower backing strip. Be sure to use the spudger tip to anchor the top. If the top half isn't aligned properly, you can carefully peel it up and re-stick it before peeling off the lower backing strip. Be sure to use the spudger tip to anchor the top.
  • Once you're satisfied that the top half of the adhesive strip is neatly aligned, peel the longer piece of backing out from behind the strip.

    • If the top half isn't aligned properly, you can carefully peel it up and re-stick it before peeling off the lower backing strip. Be sure to use the spudger tip to anchor the top.

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Align the lower portion of the strip with the right edge of the frame, and stick it down. Align the lower portion of the strip with the right edge of the frame, and stick it down.
  • Align the lower portion of the strip with the right edge of the frame, and stick it down.

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Use your finger to smooth all of strip 13. Make sure it is neatly aligned with the right side of the frame and that it sits flat. Do not peel off the front adhesive backing yet.
  • Use your finger to smooth all of strip 13. Make sure it is neatly aligned with the right side of the frame and that it sits flat.

  • Do not peel off the front adhesive backing yet.

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Work your way around the perimeter of the iMac, adding three more adhesive strips in the same manner. Working counter-clockwise from strip 13, place strip 12 on the top right, strip 11 on the top left, and strip 16 on the left vertical.
  • Work your way around the perimeter of the iMac, adding three more adhesive strips in the same manner.

  • Working counter-clockwise from strip 13, place strip 12 on the top right, strip 11 on the top left, and strip 16 on the left vertical.

    • These three strips have a hole at each end—always use the smaller hole for alignment for more precise placement.

  • On the iMac Intel 27" Retina 5K Display, strip 12's blue tabs will not line up with the top antenna in the same way as the regular model. This is perfectly acceptable and won't impact the performance of the strips or antenna.

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Strips 14 and 15 will go on the display frame.
  • Strips 14 and 15 will go on the display frame.

  • Remove the white backing from the back side of strip 14.

Using iFixIt’s adhesive strips, i cannot strip off the white backing. Pulling on the tab pulls the wrong backing off, the black backing. I can:t figure a way to do this correctly!

Charles Lindauer - Replica

With the front-side backing still on, line strip 14 up with the bottom right edge of the rear of the display. The "L" shaped corner at the end of the strip should fit around and over the back of the LCD, about 10 mm from the side edge of the glass.
  • With the front-side backing still on, line strip 14 up with the bottom right edge of the rear of the display.

  • The "L" shaped corner at the end of the strip should fit around and over the back of the LCD, about 10 mm from the side edge of the glass.

You've really got to pay particular attention to exactly where to stick these - especially the short right-angle part as it doesn't go on the back of the glass as you might expect but actually over part of the edge of the LCD. It's also really difficult to remove and reposition the stickers since they will stretch when pulling them off.

David - Replica

Use your fingertips to smooth the adhesive strip from its center out to ensure a good seal with no bubbles or wrinkles. Use your fingertips to smooth the adhesive strip from its center out to ensure a good seal with no bubbles or wrinkles.
  • Use your fingertips to smooth the adhesive strip from its center out to ensure a good seal with no bubbles or wrinkles.

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Repeat the previous 3 steps to place strip 15 on the left side of the bottom edge of the back of the display panel.
  • Repeat the previous 3 steps to place strip 15 on the left side of the bottom edge of the back of the display panel.

  • Strips 14 and 15 should butt up against each other in the center of the display.

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Peel up and remove the backing from strips 15 and 14 on the display. Peel up and remove the backing from strips 15 and 14 on the display.
  • Peel up and remove the backing from strips 15 and 14 on the display.

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Peel up and remove the remaining backings from all of the strips around the frame. Peel up and remove the remaining backings from all of the strips around the frame.
  • Peel up and remove the remaining backings from all of the strips around the frame.

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Do not fully lower the display in this step; there are still two cables that must be attached. Once you've set the display down, you won't be able to lift it again without damaging the adhesive.
  • Do not fully lower the display in this step; there are still two cables that must be attached. Once you've set the display down, you won't be able to lift it again without damaging the adhesive.

  • Lay the bottom edge of the display glass against the top of the lower bezel. Be sure to align the edges of the display with the edges of the rear case.

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While holding the display panel up with one hand, reach in to reconnect the display data and power cables, as shown in the next step.
  • While holding the display panel up with one hand, reach in to reconnect the display data and power cables, as shown in the next step.

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Gently insert the display data connector into its socket on the logic board. Be sure to press it straight into the socket, and insert it completely. Flip the display data connector lock down onto the socket. Insert the display power connector into its socket on the logic board.
  • Gently insert the display data connector into its socket on the logic board. Be sure to press it straight into the socket, and insert it completely.

  • Flip the display data connector lock down onto the socket.

  • Insert the display power connector into its socket on the logic board.

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Before sealing the screen in place, you may want to test powering on your iMac to ensure you reconnected everything correctly. Be careful not to touch anything inside while the machine is powered on. While pressing the display against its ledge on the lower bezel, lower it down into place.
  • Before sealing the screen in place, you may want to test powering on your iMac to ensure you reconnected everything correctly. Be careful not to touch anything inside while the machine is powered on.

  • While pressing the display against its ledge on the lower bezel, lower it down into place.

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This guide works great. Replaced a 2015 IMAC 27" screen without any difficulty especially since I purchased the Ifixit tape kit and removal tools. Thanks guys and gals. Couldn't do it without you.

gordywat - Replica

will this work on late 2015 27"5k iMac

ffjones54 - Replica

Hello, I got a Late 2015 iMac 5K, are the stripes the same?

filmore - Replica

yes .it works

Walter Fontes -

Yes this adhesive strip replacement kit works for the Late 2015 Retina 5K iMac. As mentioned in step 8, the tabs for strip 12 won't line up exactly the same as shown in the guide but it does not matter. It still works and will not interfere with that antenna.

smudge - Replica

Does this work with iMac 27 2017?

macdeutsche - Replica

Used these guides to replace the cpu and ssd’s in my 2015 iMac 27”. Super easy! And yes with a late 2015 model, the cpu is replaceable with a regular Skylake cpu. I bought a 3.2 i5 model and replaced with a 6700K ! And yes these also take 64GB of DDR3. For the PCIE SSD you can get an adapter off of ebay…look for m.2 to iMac adapter…since they’re cheap I recommend getting like 2-3 and figuring out which one works best with your m.2 ssd. So yeah, you can get a 1TB m.2 AND a 1TB 2.5” ssd in this and have a nice little box for peanuts.

Michael Stram - Replica

Friends! This manual and accessories are compatible with the iMac 27 5K 2017?

Anton Gudzuman - Replica

Hi,

I done all of the above on my 2017 27inch iMac and now my microphone won’t work, when I tap the enclosure it reacts but it doesn’t hear my voice commands. Maybe the adhesive tape got stuck on the microphone somehow. where is the microphone located exactly? Help please……

Best regards, Henk

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