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Front bezel damaged beyond repair? Use this guide to replace it.

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  1. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement, Access Door: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you work on the computer, unplug the computer and press the power button for 20-30 seconds to drain the stored energy in the power supply.

    • Loosen the two Phillips screws securing the access door to your iMac.

    • These screws are captive in the access door.

  2. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the access door from your iMac.

  3. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement, Front Bezel: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the three T8 Torx screws securing the front bezel to the rear panel.

  4. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 2 iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Orient the iMac face-up, on its backside.

    • Use your thumbs to press both RAM arms in past the front bezel for enough clearance to lift it off the rear case.

  5. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • While holding the RAM arms in with your thumbs, lift the lower edge of the front bezel enough to clear the rear case.

  6. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Re-orient your iMac so it sits upright on the stand.

    • Insert a plastic card up into the corner of the air vent slot at the top of the rear case.

    • Push the card toward the top of the iMac to release the front bezel latch.

    • Pull the front bezel away from the rear case.

    • Repeat this process for the other side of the front bezel.

    • It may be necessary to apply several layers of duct tape to the top of the access card to aid in releasing the latches.

    • If the bezel refuses to release, try pressing the lower edge back onto the rear case and repeat this opening process.

  7. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Lay your iMac stand-side down on a table.

    • Lift the front bezel from its lower edge and rotate it away from the rest of your iMac, minding the RAM arms that may get caught.

    • Lay the front bezel above the rest of the iMac.

  8. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • If necessary, remove the piece of kapton tape wrapped around the microphone and camera cables.

  9. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect both the camera and microphone cables.

  10. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement, Camera Board: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Lay the bezel front side down on a table.

    • If necessary, peel back the tape covering the camera board.

  11. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two T6 Torx screws securing the camera board to the front bezel.

  12. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the camera board out from the front bezel.

  13. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement, Microphone: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger to pry the microphone off the adhesive holding it to the front bezel.

  14. iMac G5 17" Model A1144 Front Bezel Replacement, Front Bezel: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Front bezel remains.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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