This range of drives will work in your iMac G3 Slot loader, although user installation is difficult
(see below). Please note that internal hard drives larger than 120GB will not work in this machine.
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.
Difficulty 4 / 5 - Reasonably tricky.
WARNING: The iMac has a CRT tube which can store a build-up of electrostatic charge. These instructions assume you know and understand this danger.
Turn off the machine and remove the Power cable.
Turn your iMac so that the display is face down
(a soft cloth can reduce scratching).
The bottom case is secured with two screws which are located near the feet of the stand.
Remove these two screws.
The next screws are hidden beneath the VGA port cover. To the rear of the machine there is a cover
dotted with holes. With a flat blade screwdriver this can be gently pried out. This reveals 4 screws. Remove the outer set of screws.
With a gentle tug you can then remove the bottom case of the iMac.
This reveals a metal grill which covers the whole machine.
This grill is held in place with 6 screws dotted around the base of the metal grill. WARNING: these screws have a habit of falling into the
case when being screwed in or out - if this happens you must remove them before restarting, or you risk damage to your iMac. Once the screws are out the grill can
be gently lifted out.
The next job is to remove the RAM which is housed in the long black sockets secured with clips at either end.
The hard drive is connected with 2 cables, one coloured and one of a ribbon type. Remove these cables.
The drive is held in place
with 4 screws (flat Phillips head) gently remove these and the drive will release. Replace drive and reassemble machine.
from CD (hold down 'C' key on startup) and initialise the drive.
If you are unsure we can install the drive for you. Please contact our team for details.