You can connect to other websites from this website which are not under the jurisdiction of BookMeth. The nature, content and availability of such pages are not regulated by us. A recommendation or acceptance of the views articulated within them does not generally mean the incorporation of any ties. Connecting to our web implies acknowledging this policy agreement .
iMac G4 17" Model M9168LLA Hard Drive Replacement Step 5 Grasp the Bottom Housing by the left and right edges and slowly wiggle it out. There will be some resistance, but it will come. Only pull it out enough, at first, to get a peek inside at the connectors and wire routing. Do not put undue strain on the connectors or you may pull them off the logic board! CAUTION! If you are following this guide to disassemble an earlier model iMac G4, you will encounter an entirely different situation when removing the Bottom Housing. On those models, there will be a fixed connector that will disconnect as you separate the Bottom Housing from the Upper Housing. That connector will be on your left or Airport Card side of the computer. Use extreme caution, making sure to apply your removal pressure evenly so that you don't twist the Bottom Housing open and bend the pins on the fixed connector.
iMac G4 17" Model M9168LLA Hard Drive Replacement Step 6 Open the right side of the Bottom Housing slowly. The idea is to be able to swing the Bottom Housing out of the way to the left, only enough to be able to remove the Drive Carrier that houses the Optical Drive and the Hard Drive.