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Upgraded dead mid 2007 iMac with SSD and T9300 CPU

Philip Eisenman -

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210

iMac Intel 20" EMC 2133 and 2210 CPU Replacement

2小时

Easy

我的问题

Hard drive died. My first delve into computer guts. Drive seemed fine, head not stuck, but made clicking noise. Decided I wouldn't be able to recover. Maybe circuit board... Bought Evo 256Gig SSD and while looking around the delightful ifixit site, discovered the discussions about upgrading the CPU. Seemed a minimal cost upgrade so I bought the T9300. Enjoyed the process. The guides are so very well illustrated and textually detailed.

我的修理方法

Everything went smoothly. Only problems: broke off one of the plastic tower that holds a screw at the edge of the circuit board. When I turned the screw with the screwdriver, the column just broke right off. Doesn't seem to be anything to be concerned about. I just left it. The other issue was I forgot to reconnect the heat sync sensor on the bottom side of the board. But I remembered a bout halfway through the installation. Now I'm very quick at disassembly and reassembly. Practice brings comfort and efficiency. My last issue was noting the CPU was listed as 400MHz with a 400MHz bus. But the computer was running great after I booted to Kapitan. So I wasn't terribly concerned and sure enough when I went back to Nandor's discussion about the T9300, it clearly states that it will appear as a 400MHz CPU. So all is good.

我的建议

It seems a bit daunting to go for the CPU exchange, but it was not difficult and I think it was very likely worth doing while inside the computer. The conversion to SSD is a snap. I gerryrigged it by suspending it form the surrounding structure with electrical tape. Not the best , I know, but I'm guessing it won't get very hot and should be ok. I don't recommend this. I'm just confessing.

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