A guide on repairing the Hard drive and superdrive (optical drive) on an Intel iMac.
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Male Speaker: Now to remove the left speaker. You'll see that there is also just Torx8 screw holding the left speaker in, remove that screw as well. Then simply just lift up on the speaker to remove it.
Now you can remove the fans by simply just lifting up on them as well. Now to remove the optical drive. There are two Trox8 screws on both sides, remove these screws. Now you could remove the black tape that is holding the optical drive cable down and simply lift up on the cable to remove it do not forget about the temperature sensor cable for the optical drive remove that as well.
Then you'll find a total of four screws, two on each side of the optical drive. These are Trox8 screws as well. Remove these to take the bracket of the optical drive. You'll also see that the tape is holding the optical drive in place, simply remove the tape to take the optical drive out.
Now you can bracket that is on the optical drive. The tape also holds the optical drive and the optical drives bracket together; you can remove that as well. Now to remove the power supply, you'll see that there are four Trox8 screws on every corner of the power supply remove these. Be careful when lifting, because you don't go to get shocked. Some of the transistors may still have electricity in there, so be extremely cautious. Remove all of the cables that are connecting to the power supply again be careful.
Now to remove the inverter board. There are two Trox8 screws on both sides of the cover. Remove this aluminum cover. Once you remove the cover, you can simply unplug the inverter board and remove the hard drive. It's quite simple just press on the black clip at the top and pull. The hard drive will then slide out of its rubber mats. Now you'll need to unplug the two cables that are connecting to the hard drive.