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DIY repair website scores the new device at 3 out of 10

iMac repairs are ‘an exercise in disappointment’

A report from iFixit has given the new ultra-thin iMac a score of three out of ten for repairs.

iFixit, which specialises in helping people repair their own devices, performed a teardown of the new iMac, calling it ‘an exercise in disappointment’ after finding heavy use of adhesive, an LCD screen that’s fused to the glass screen, and ‘user replaceable RAM’ that requires the screen to be unglued and the logic board removed.

Although the new iMac’s won some praise for the fact that the RAM, hard drive and CPU can all be replaced, iFixit noted that: “Most replaceable components (like the RAM) are buried behind the logic board, meaning you’ll have to take apart most of the iMac just to gain access to them.”

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