This range of drives will work in your iMac G3 Tray loader - although user installation is difficult
(see below). Due to the age of the IDE controller in these iMacs, internal drives must be of 80GB or lower capacity.
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 facing the surface (a soft cloth can reduce scratching).
The bottom case is secured with one screw which is located in the middle of the underside handle.
Once this screw is removed the case can be moved upwards and placed to one side.
There are 3 sets of cables that need to be removed.
The first set goes to the right and is the power supply cable. The next one down is the monitor connection, and can be undone with
two screws. The third cable can be gently pulled upwards.
Once the cables have been disconnected you are ready to remove the inner
tray - this is secured with two screws near where the first was removed. Once these are out the entire tray can be pulled upwards
(assuming you iMac is face down) this tray has all the main elements of the system.
The hard drive is attached beneath the CD-ROM drive to the front of the chassis. The CD-ROM can be removed with the two screws to
the left and right of the unit. This reveals the hard drive.
The hard drive is itself mounted in another caddie. This is tricky to remove
as the caddie has catches at the rear which hold it in place. A bit of patience and wiggling is required.
Once the caddie is out the drive
is held in place with 4 screws. Remove these, replace the drive then reassemble.
Start computer from CD (hold down the C key) and initialise
If you are unsure on how to carry out this procedure our engineers can help. Call on 01223 833412 or email.