iMac Intel (2007 - 2011) Upgrades

This page covers all the upgrades we sell iMacs models from the first Aluminium case model in Mid 2007, until the last 2011 model prior to the new slim Unibody models released in 2012. Choose the type of upgrade you are looking for from the tabs below.(Not the right Mac? See here for more iMacs, or here for all Macs.)

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History

This page covers all the Apple iMacs with the Aluminium case, prior to the slim Unibody case redesign in 2012.

In August 2007 the iMac moved to the new Aluminium and Glass case type, replacing the previous white Intel iMac. As well as changing the case type, the redesign also added a FireWire 800 port, dropped the 17" display model and moved the top of the range 24" model to the 2.8GHz Intel Core Extreme CPU. These first Aluminium iMacs can take up to 6GB of RAM. Apple specs here.

At the end of April 2008 Apple updated the iMac line again, keeping the Aluminium case but offering updated graphics options, increasing the CPU speed and bumping the front side bus to 1066MHz and the memory bus to 800MHz, meaning that this iMac uses faster RAM than the previous models. Apple specs here.

In March 2009 another revision moved the memory speed up to DDR3 1066MHz (keeping the front side bus at 1066MHz) with a maximum of 8GB in 2 x 4GB modules. The FireWire 400 port was dropped, leaving 1 FireWire 800 and 5 USB 2.0 for peripheral devices and the optical drive moved to a SATA connection. Apple specs here.

In October 2009 Apple released a new update which debuted a massive 27" display model, available with an option to have the new Intel Core i5 or Core i7 quad-core CPU. Alongside this, at the lower end, a new 21.5" model was released with the Core 2 Duo CPU used in earlier models. Display resolution was also upgraded on both models, with the 27" having a massive 2560x1440 - the same as the contemporary 30" Apple Cinema Display! Also this model added 2 extra RAM sockets, making 4 in total, giving a new maximum memory capacity of 16GB in 4 x 4GB modules on the Core 2 Duo models, the Core i5 and Core i7 27in models can run 32GB in 4 x 8GB modules when running a 64bit OS. Apple specs here. Importantly, this and subsequent models have an issue with the hard drive temperature sensor relying on both manufacturer specific hardware and proprietary Apple firmware on the hard drive, which requires a third party software solution to resolve.

In July 2010 the line was refreshed, with new 21.5" and 27" models. This revision dropped the Core 2 Duo from the remaining models, and used Core i3, i5 and i7 chips for all machines. The graphics card was also upgraded, and importantly for upgrades, the memory type was upgraded to DDR3 1333MHz PC10600. The 27" Core i5 and Core i7 models can use up to 32GB in 4 x 8GB, the other models max out at 16GB. Apple specs here.

In May 2011 another update, releasing new 21.5" and 27" models. This model brought the Thunderbolt connection to the iMac line, upgraded the graphics card, and used quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 CPUs for all models. All these models can use up to 32GB in 4 x 8GB DDR3 1333MHz PC10600 modules. Apple specs here.

In August 2011 an Educational only model of iMac was released in the US. This was sold alongside the May 2011 which were not discontinued. This machine was released in the smaller 21.5" screen, an Intel Core i3 CPU, and only has 2 RAM sockets rather than the usual 4. Apple specs here.

These iMacs were replaced in Late 2012 with the new slim Unibody iMacs.

How to Identify these Machines

The Aluminium iMacs are very distinctive from earlier models. They are somewhat similar to the subsequent slim Unibody iMacs which were released in Late 2012. These latter models dropped the optical (DVD) drive, which is present on all models dealt with on this page.

For distinguishing between the models on this page, it is best to use System Profiler - go to the Apple Menu in the top left, choose "About This Mac", and then click the "More Info" button on the window that comes up. The various sections of System Profiler gives a large amount of information regarding your iMac, including the processor type and speed, the memory speed, and the graphics card. The memory section is particularly useful, and will give you a break down of what size modules you have installed in each slot, and their type and speed.

The Mid 2007 Aluminium iMac uses 667MHz RAM, which should appear in the speed column. Also called PC5300. This was available as a 2GHz and 2.4GHz 20" model, and a 2.4GHz and 2.8GHz 24" version. Apple specs here.

The Early 2008 model uses 800MHz RAM, which should appear in the speed column. Also called PC6400. This was released as a 2.4GHz and 2.6GHz 20" model, and a 2.8GHz and 3.06GHz 24" version. The bus speed on this model was raised to 1066MHz. Apple specs here.

The Early 2009 iMac uses DDR3 1066MHz RAM, which should appear in the speed column. Also called PC8500. This was released in a 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.06GHz configuration. The bus speed in this model is 1066MHz. Apple specs here.

The Late 2009 was a big change with a case redesign, with new 21.5" and 27" screen sizes. It uses DDR3 1066MHz RAM, which should appear in the speed column. The number of RAM sockets was increased from 2 to 4. This was released in Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz and 3.33GHz (21.5" display) and Core i5 2.66GHz and Core i7 2.8GHz (27" display) CPUs. Apple specs here.

The Mid 2010 revision uses DDR3 1333MHz RAM, which should appear in the speed column. This was released in 3.06GHz and 3.2GHz Core i3, and 3.6GHz Core i5 (21.5" display). And 3.2GHz and 3.6GHz Core i5, 2.8 GHz Core i5 Quad, and 2.93 Core i7 Quad (27" display) configurations. These models all use ATI Radeon HD graphics cards from the 4xxx or 5xxx series. Apple specs here.

The Mid 2011 model uses DDR3 1333MHz RAM, which should appear in the speed column. This was released in quad-core 2.5GHz and 2.7GHz Core i5, and quad-core 2.8GHz Core i7 (21.5" display). And quad core 2.7GHz and 3.1Ghz Core i5 and 3.4GHz Core i7 (27" display). All these models have ATI Radeon HD graphics cards from the 6xxx series. Apple specs here.

The one-off US Educational-only model (August 2011) uses DDR3 1333MHz RAM which should appear in the speed column. This was released with an Intel Core i3 3.1GHz CPU and 21.5" screen only. Apple specs here.

If you are still unsure you can contact us on 01223 833 412 or by email for confirmation. If you want to upgrade but aren't happy to install your upgrades then we can help. Simply ask our engineers for further details.

Memory Upgrades

See the "How To Identify this Mac" section above for information on how to identify which model iMac you have.

The Mid 2007 iMacs use DDR2-PC2-5300 SODIMM RAM (667MHz), and have 2 slots. They can take up to 6GB in 1 x 4GB and 1 x 2GB modules.

The Early 2008 revision uses DDR2 PC6400 RAM (800MHz), it has two slots and can take up to 6GB in 1 x 4GB and 1 x 2GB modules.

The Early 2009 model uses DDR3 PC8500 RAM (1066MHz), it has two slots each of which can take up to a 4GB module for a maximum of 8GB.

The Late 2009 iMac uses DDR3 PC8500 RAM (1066MHz), it has four slots each of which can take up to a 4GB module for a maximum of 16GB on all models, and 32GB in 4 x 8GB modules in 27in Core i5 and Core i7 models, as long as they are running a 64bit version of 10.6 or later and up to date firmware - see here for more details.

Both the Early 2010 and Early 2011 machines use DDR3 PC10600 RAM (1333MHz). All 2011 models, and the 27" Core i5 and Core i7 2010 models can use up to 32GB in 4 x 8GB modules. The other 2010 machines are limited to 16GB.

Memory is very much a user installable part on all these iMacs.

Installation Service

INSTALL SERVICE - RAM in an iMac (excludes 21.5in Late 2012 and later)Stock: Available£10.00 + vat (£12.00)

DDR3 1333MHz PC10600 for post-July 2010 Revisions

OWC DDR3 PC10600 SODIMM - 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB)Stock: Available£51.02 + vat (£61.22)1
Kingston DDR3 PC10600 SODIMM - 8GBStock: Available£58.76 + vat (£70.51)2
OWC DDR3 PC10600 SODIMM - 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB)Stock: Available£95.45 + vat (£114.54)2

DDR3 1066MHz PC8500 for March 2009 July 2010 Revisions

Corsair DDR3 PC8500 SODIMM - 4GBStock: Available£35.20 + vat (£42.24)3
OWC DDR3 PC8500 SODIMM - 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB)Stock: Available£51.44 + vat (£61.73)3
OWC DDR3 PC8500 SODIMM - 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) - see product page for detailed system requirementsStock: Available£92.14 + vat (£110.57)4

DDR2 800MHz PC6400 for April 2008 March 2009 Revisions

OWC DDR2 PC6400 SODIMM - 4GB (1 x 4GB)Stock: Available£64.77 + vat (£77.72)5
OWC DDR2 PC6400 SODIMM - 6GB Kit (4GB + 2GB)Stock: Available£76.17 + vat (£91.40)5

DDR2 667MHz PC5300 for pre-April 2008 Revisions (larger modules not suitable for earlier models see footnotes)

OWC DDR2 PC5300 SODIMM - 1GBStock: Available£11.20 + vat (£13.44)6
OWC DDR2 PC5300 SODIMM - 2GBStock: Available£19.50 + vat (£23.40)7
OWC DDR2 PC5300 SODIMM - 4GB (1 x 4GB)Stock: Special Order£78.58 + vat (£94.30)8
OWC DDR2 PC5300 SODIMM - 6GB Kit (4GB + 2GB)Stock: Available£81.99 + vat (£98.39)8
1Suitable for Aluminium iMacs released after 27th July 2010.
2Fine for all 2011 models (have Radeon 6xxx series graphics card). With the 2010 revisions (Radeon 4xxx or 5xxx series graphics) these will only work on the 27" Core i5 and Core i7.
3Suitable for iMacs release from 4th March 2009 until 27th July 2010.
4Compatible with the iMac11,1 - the Late 2009 27in with Core i5 or Core i7 CPUs. Note: must be running OSX 10.6 or later in 64bit mode to make use of more than 16GB - see here for more details.
5Suitable for iMacs released after 28th April 2008 but before 4th March 2009. These models can use up to 6GB in 1 x 4GB + 1 x 2GB.
6Suitable for iMacs released before 28th April 2008.
7For pre 28th April 2008 Core 2 Duo models.
8Suitable for Aluminium iMacs with a memory bus speed of 667MHz - models prior to 28th April 2008. These models can use up to 6GB in 1 x 4GB + 1 x 2GB.

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Difficulty 2 / 5 - Easy

Turn off machine and lie it face down on a soft cloth to prevent scratching. There is an access panel which allows you to access the RAM slots.

Apple's instructions for fitting memory can be found here for the Aluminium ones prior to October 2009. After October 2009 the iMac had 4 memory sockets, although the install procedure is virtually identical.For specific instructions for this model, see chapter 3 of its user guide.

See OWC installation videos here.

If you are unsure on how to carry out this procedure our engineers can help. Call on 01223 833412 or email.

CD/DVD/Blu-ray Drive Upgrades

All these iMacs came equipped with a SuperDrive optical drive, which is a slot loading unit on the front top left of the machine. It is possible to use an External writer via USB 2.0 or FireWire.

INSTALL SERVICE - Internal CD/DVD Drive in an iMac, eMac or pre 2009 Mac MiniStock: Available£49.00 + vat (£58.80)
Optical Drive Enclosure - USB 2 enclosure for 9.5mm & 12.7mm SATA Optical DrivesStock: Available£20.00 + vat (£24.00)1
Internal SATA DVD-RW 12.7mm for later iMacs & Mac minisStock: Available£69.00 + vat (£82.80)2
REFURB 8x Internal DVDRW for Al PowerBook, iBook G4, G4 Cube, iMac G5 or Intel, Mac Mini and MacBook ProStock: Available£49.00 + vat (£58.80)3
External USB 2.0 CD/DVD-RW Drive - Bus PoweredStock: Available£29.00 + vat (£34.80)
OWC Slim 6x Portable Blu-Ray Burner, Bus-Powered - Blu Ray, DL DVD+/-RW, CD RW/RStock: Available£104.87 + vat (£125.84)4
1Suitable for Aluminium iMacs produced from March 2009.
2Suitable for Aluminium iMacs produced after 4th March 2009 - models which have a memory speed of 1066MHz or 1333MHz.
3Suitable for Intel iMacs produced before 4th March 2009 - models which have a memory speed of 800MHz or 667MHz.
4Blu-Ray is not fully supported in OSX. Disks can be mounted and read, but movie playback requires third party software.

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Difficulty 5/5 Very Hard

Professional installation recommended.

Internal Hard Drive & SSD Upgrades

The internal hard drive in all Aluminium iMacs can be upgraded to a larger and/or faster volume.

As well as upgrading the existing hard drive, a second 2.5" (laptop sized) drive can be fitted to most models. In earlier models this requires replacing the DVD drive, but the 27" 2010 and the 2011 models have a dedicated bay especially designed to take an SSD. A mounting kit is needed for these later machines however, unless the machine was supplied with an additional SSD already fitted as a build to order option when it was first purchased.

Note: The late 2009 iMacs, and subsequent models, have an issue with the hard drive temperature sensor relying on both manufacturer specific hardware and proprietary Apple firmware, which requires a third party software solution to resolve. This is included in our installation service for the later iMacs. This is only an issue when replacing the main hard drive - it does not affect drives added in addition.

If you don't want to fit a new hard drive yourself, you can take advantage of the MacUpgrades Installation Service. Add the installation service from the list below to your cart along with your chosen hard drive. We can also clone your existing hard drive onto the new one, simply add the Clone Original Hard Drive service below to your cart.

Once you have booked the service, send your machine to us, we will carry out the work and return it to you. Alternatively, we do offer a Collection Service with our courier, please see here for details.

Installation Services

INSTALL SERVICE - Internal Drive in Intel iMacs up to Early 2009Stock: Available£49.00 + vat (£58.80)
INSTALL SERVICE - Main Internal Drive in Intel iMacs Late 09 - Late 11Stock: Available£69.00 + vat (£82.80)
INSTALL SERVICE - Clone Original Internal DriveStock: Available£25.00 + vat (£30.00)
INSTALL SERVICE - Fit Customer Supplied PartStock: Available£17.50 + vat (£21.00)

3.5in Hard Drives

Seagate Barracuda SATA 600 500GB 7200RPM 16MBStock: Available£41.90 + vat (£50.28)1
Seagate Barracuda SATA 600 1TB 7200RPM 32MBStock: Available£42.98 + vat (£51.58)1
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM SATA 600 2TB 7200RPM 64MBStock: Available£60.02 + vat (£72.02)1
Western Digital Caviar Black 4TB 7200RPM SATA 600 256MBStock: Available£177.10 + vat (£212.52)1
Seagate Barracuda 5900RPM SATA 600 8TB 256MBStock: Available£200.50 + vat (£240.60)1

Hard Drive/SSD Hybrids

Seagate Desktop SSHD 7200RPM 1TB SATA 600 3.5" 64MB HYBRID 8GB SSDStock: Available£70.73 + vat (£84.88)1
Seagate Desktop SSHD 7200RPM 2TB SATA 600 3.5" 64MB HYBRID 8GB SSDStock: Available£94.84 + vat (£113.81)1

SSDs and Mounts & Cables for dedicated SSD bay (later iMacs only)

OWC Mount & Cables for extra SSD for iMac 2010 27"Stock: Available£15.00 + vat (£18.00)2
OWC Mount & Cables for extra SSD for iMac 2011 21.5"Stock: Available£15.00 + vat (£18.00)2
OWC Mount & Cables for extra SSD for iMac 2011 27"Stock: Available£15.00 + vat (£18.00)2
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit OWC Mercury 120GB Electra 3G SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£162.28 + vat (£194.74)3
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit OWC Mercury 250GB Electra 3G SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£190.06 + vat (£228.07)3
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit OWC Mercury 500GB Electra 3G SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£248.60 + vat (£298.32)3
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£164.35 + vat (£197.22)4
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£189.60 + vat (£227.52)4
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£294.88 + vat (£353.86)4
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Special Order£481.72 + vat (£578.06)4
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Special Order£925.93 + vat (£1111.12)4

Internal SSD Drives to Replace Main Hard Drive

OWC Mercury 120GB Electra 3G with 2.5 to 3.5 adaptor SATA 300 SSDStock: Available£60.99 + vat (£73.19)5
OWC Mercury 250GB Electra 3G with 2.5 to 3.5 adaptor SATA 300 SSDStock: Available£84.66 + vat (£101.59)5
OWC Mercury 500GB Electra 3G with 2.5 to 3.5 adaptor SATA 300 SSDStock: Available£143.45 + vat (£172.14)5
OWC Mercury 120GB Extreme Pro 6G SSD with 2.5-3.5 adpt SATA 600 Read 559MB/s Write 527MB/sStock: Special Order£95.13 + vat (£114.16)6
OWC Mercury 480GB Extreme Pro 6G SSD with 2.5-3.5 adpt SATA 600 Read 559MB/s Write 527MB/sStock: Special Order£188.66 + vat (£226.39)6
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD with 2.5-3.5 adapt SATA 600 Stock: Available£78.35 + vat (£94.02)6
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD with 2.5-3.5 adapt SATA 600 Stock: Available£103.60 + vat (£124.32)6
Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD with 2.5-3.5 adapt SATA 600 Stock: Available£208.88 + vat (£250.66)6
Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD with 2.5-3.5 adapt SATA 600 Stock: Special Order£395.72 + vat (£474.86)6
Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SSD with 2.5-3.5 adapt SATA 600 Stock: Special Order£839.93 + vat (£1007.92)6
Startech 2.5in - 3.5in SATA drive enclosure adaptorStock: Available£21.00 + vat (£25.20)

HDD Mounts for Optical Bay

Optical Drive Bay 2.5" Hard Drive Caddy IDE - SATA for 12.5mm DrivesStock: Available£19.00 + vat (£22.80)7
Optical Drive Bay Hard Drive Caddy SATA - SATA for 12.7mm DrivesStock: Available£19.00 + vat (£22.80)8
Optical Drive Bay Hard Drive Caddy 12.7mm SATA + Enclosure for Optical DriveStock: Available£32.00 + vat (£38.40)8
1If fitting this drive yourself into iMac models from the Late 2009 to the Mid 2011 (all models with a built in DVD drive and 4 RAM sockets), a copy of HDDFan Control should be purchased from the developer to allow correct operation of the hard drive temperature sensor and fans.
2For specified iMac only. Professional installation strongly recommended.
3Suitable for the 27" (only) Late 2010 model. Will work in the Mid and Late 2011 models but the 2011 models can run a SATA 600 drive at full speed, and will get much better performance when doing so.
4Suitable for the 27in 2010 and all 2011 iMacs, though only the 2011 models can run them at full speed - the 2010 is limited by its SATA 300 drive controller.
5Recommended for models up to the Mid 2011 (models without Thunderbolt). These have a SATA 300. HDDFan Control required for Late 2009 revisions and onwards.
6Recommended for the Mid 2011 model and later (models with Thunderbolt). These have a SATA 600 controller. HDDFan Control required. Will work fine in earlier models, but limited to SATA 300 speeds.
7Suitable for Intel iMacs produced before 4th March 2009 - models which have a memory speed of 800MHz or 667MHz. IMPORTANT: This caddy allows you to fit any 2.5" SATA hard drive into the optical drive bay. These hard drives are used by Intel Mac laptops such as the MacBook and MacBook Pro and can be found on the pages for those machines. They are not listed on the iMac page itself.
8Suitable for Aluminium iMacs produced from March 2009.

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Difficulty 5 / 5 - Very Hard

We recommend professional installation for replacing the hard drive in the Aluminium iMac. We can sell you a drive to install yourself, but we cannot provide help for the installation process.

Please note that installing this drive yourself will invalidate any remaining Apple warranty.

See OWC installation videos here.

Graphics Cards and Displays

Graphics cards on most iMacs are replaceable, but their are no third-party upgrades available for them, making replacement only really an option to repair a failed part.

We do offer a reflow repair service to fix a graphics card fault which can effect certain models.

REPAIR SERVICE - iMac 24" Nvidia 8800GS Graphics Card ReflowStock: Available£85.00 + vat (£102.00)1
REPAIR SERVICE - iMac Late 2009 - 2011 w/ Dedicated Graphics Card ReflowStock: Available£85.00 + vat (£102.00)2
1Models which commonly have this issue are the 2007/08 24" ones with the Nvidia 8800GS graphics chip. Although other models with similar symptoms may sometimes be fixed the same way (please contact us first for suitability for other models).
2Suitable for 27in models and 21.5in models with a dedicated (non-shared memory) graphics card.

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Expansion Card Upgrades

Your Intel iMac has no available PCMCIA or PCI sockets for connectivity expansion, it does have a slot for an Airport Extreme card - all models of this machine were sold with a card fitted as standard, so you would only need to fit this to replace a failed unit.

There are none available.

Keyboards & Mice

The following keyboards and mice are compatible with this Mac.

Trust 3 button USB Optical MouseStock: Available£6.75 + vat (£8.10)
Cherry Strait 3.0 USB Keyboard - UK Mac LayoutStock: Available£40.65 + vat (£48.78)

Power Supplies & Batteries

Listed below are power supplies, batteries and related products we supply for this Mac.

INSTALL SERVICE AND PARTS - Power Supply for iMac Intel 2006-2011Stock: Special Order£115.00 + vat (£138.00)
3V Coin Cell Lithium PRAM/Clock BatteryStock: Available£4.00 + vat (£4.80)

Any fitting information below is intended as a guide before purchase ONLY, when fitting these products you should refer to the original manual for your computer, and any instructions that come with the item. Please see this page for more information, or here for information on our fitting service.

Cables & Tools

Listed below are power cables, tools and related products we supply for this Mac.

Cables & Adaptors

OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock - Thunderbolt to Firewire 800, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and Audio in/outStock: Available£198.05 + vat (£237.66)1
Thunderbolt 2 Cable (White) - 1mStock: Available£31.78 + vat (£38.14)2
OWC Thunderbolt 2 Cable (Black) - 3mStock: Special Order£39.24 + vat (£47.09)2
USB 2 to 2.5in SATA Drive Cable (for accessing a 2.5in SATA drive via USB)Stock: Available£6.49 + vat (£7.79)
FireWire 400 - 800 Adaptor Cable M/M (6pin - 9pin) 6 ftStock: Available£11.00 + vat (£13.20)
Mini DisplayPort - VGA M/F Video AdaptorStock: Available£15.72 + vat (£18.86)3
Mini DisplayPort - DVI M/F Passive Video AdaptorStock: Available£12.50 + vat (£15.00)3
Mini DisplayPort - DVI M/F Active Video AdaptorStock: Available£28.00 + vat (£33.60)3
Mini DisplayPort - HDMI M/F Passive AdaptorStock: Available£14.00 + vat (£16.80)3
Mini DisplayPort - HDMI M/F Active AdaptorStock: Available£26.15 + vat (£31.38)3
Mini-DVI - DVI M/F Video AdaptorStock: Available£10.50 + vat (£12.60)4
Mini-DVI - HDMI M/F Video AdaptorStock: Available£12.50 + vat (£15.00)4
Mini-DVI - VGA M/F Video AdaptorStock: Available£12.50 + vat (£15.00)4

Tools

2.25" Suction Cup for iMac Glass RemovalStock: Available£7.50 + vat (£9.00)5
Torx Screwdriver Set - 20mm T6 T7 T8 T9 T10Stock: Available£5.00 + vat (£6.00)
Screwdriver Set - 20mm Phillips #00, #0, #1 - Flat 1.4mm, 1.8mm, 2.4mmStock: Available£5.00 + vat (£6.00)
Anti Static Wrist StrapStock: Available£7.50 + vat (£9.00)
1Only for models with a Thunderbolt port, running OSX 10.9.5 or later.
2Only suitable for models with a Thunderbolt port.
3For models with a Mini DisplayPort video output port.
4For models with a Mini-DVI video output port.
5These suction cups can be used to help remove the screen on any Aluminium Intel iMac.

External Drives & Enclosures

This Mac can use any of the following external hard drives.

Please note that the March 2009 revision removed the FireWire 400 ports so to use a FireWire 400 only drive you will need an adapter or a 6pin - 9pin FireWire cable.

3.5" USB 3 External Drives

WD Elements USB 3 (USB 2 compatible) 3.5in External HDD - 2TBStock: Available£83.37 + vat (£100.04)1
WD Elements USB 3 (USB 2 compatible) 3.5in External HDD - 4TBStock: Available£118.10 + vat (£141.72)1

2.5" USB 3.0 External Drives

Buffalo MiniStation 1TB USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) 2.5in Hard DriveStock: Available£55.03 + vat (£66.04)1

Docking Stations

NewerTech Voyager Q Quad Interface 2.5 & 3.5 SATA Hard Drive Docking StationStock: Special Order£64.77 + vat (£77.72)

Thunderbolt Enclosures

3.5" USB Enclosures

Startech USB 3.0 Enclosure for 3.5in SATA DrivesStock: Available£35.79 + vat (£42.95)

2.5" USB Enclosures

Startech USB 3.0 (USB 2 compatible) Enclosure for 2.5in SATA Drive with UASPStock: Available£19.02 + vat (£22.82)
1Requires OSX 10.6 or later.

Complete Machines - Refurbished

Any complete machines of this type or similar that we have for sale are listed here. Please note that these are refurbished models with a 3 month warranty, and that delivery is likely to take 3 - 5 working days. These can be purchased online with the standard website courier delivery charge for the mainland UK only. Please contact us for a quote on shipping to other areas.

Repair Services for this Mac

Here are the various repair services we offer for this Mac. You can have us take the machine in for evaluation, or book a fixed-price repair if you already know what the fault is and the service is listed below (for services without parts, please see the relevant tab on this page for compatible parts that we sell). If you know what the fault is, but we don't have a fixed-price repair listed below, please contact us for a quote.

Evaluation Services

Mac Repair - Evaluation ServiceStock: Available£39.00 + vat (£46.80)

Repair Services

Apple Mac Logic Board Connector ReplacementStock: Available£150.00 + vat (£180.00)
REPAIR SERVICE - iMac 24" Nvidia 8800GS Graphics Card ReflowStock: Available£85.00 + vat (£102.00)1
REPAIR SERVICE - iMac Late 2009 - 2011 w/ Dedicated Graphics Card ReflowStock: Available£85.00 + vat (£102.00)2

Installation Services (parts included)

INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit OWC Mercury 120GB Electra 3G SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£162.28 + vat (£194.74)3
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit OWC Mercury 250GB Electra 3G SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£190.06 + vat (£228.07)3
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit OWC Mercury 500GB Electra 3G SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£248.60 + vat (£298.32)3
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£164.35 + vat (£197.22)4
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£189.60 + vat (£227.52)4
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Available£294.88 + vat (£353.86)4
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Special Order£481.72 + vat (£578.06)4
INSTALL AND PARTS - Fit Samsung 860 EVO 4TB SSD SATA 600 SSD into iMac SSD BayStock: Special Order£925.93 + vat (£1111.12)4
INSTALL SERVICE AND PARTS - Power Supply for iMac Intel 2006-2011Stock: Special Order£115.00 + vat (£138.00)

Installation Services (parts not included)

Collection ServiceStock: Available£24.68 + vat (£29.62)
Collection Service - Intel iMac with box providedStock: Available£55.00 + vat (£66.00)
INSTALL SERVICE - Internal Drive in Intel iMacs up to Early 2009Stock: Available£49.00 + vat (£58.80)
INSTALL SERVICE - Main Internal Drive in Intel iMacs Late 09 - Late 11Stock: Available£69.00 + vat (£82.80)
INSTALL SERVICE - Clone Original Internal DriveStock: Available£25.00 + vat (£30.00)
INSTALL SERVICE - RAM in an iMac (excludes 21.5in Late 2012 and later)Stock: Available£10.00 + vat (£12.00)
INSTALL SERVICE - Internal CD/DVD Drive in an iMac, eMac or pre 2009 Mac MiniStock: Available£49.00 + vat (£58.80)
1Models which commonly have this issue are the 2007/08 24" ones with the Nvidia 8800GS graphics chip. Although other models with similar symptoms may sometimes be fixed the same way (please contact us first for suitability for other models).
2Suitable for 27in models and 21.5in models with a dedicated (non-shared memory) graphics card.
3Suitable for the 27" (only) Late 2010 model. Will work in the Mid and Late 2011 models but the 2011 models can run a SATA 600 drive at full speed, and will get much better performance when doing so.
4Suitable for the 27in 2010 and all 2011 iMacs, though only the 2011 models can run them at full speed - the 2010 is limited by its SATA 300 drive controller.