Do It Yourself iMac G5 parts you can install

Think you need a new part? You can replace many parts in your original iMac G5 or iMac G5 (Ambient Light Sensor) computer yourself. iMac G5 computers are designed to make it easy for you to install replacement parts if you need to. These parts are known as Do It Yourself (DIY) parts.

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If you have an iMac G5, you can install these parts yourself:

  • Hard drive
  • Optical drive
  • Inverter
  • Upper fans
  • Memory: DDR 400 MHz (PC3200) SDRAM

Additionally, if you have an original iMac G5 (17-inch or 20-inch), you can install these parts yourself:

  • AirPort Extreme Card (original iMac G5 only)

Additionally, if you have an iMac G5 (Ambient Light Sensor), you can install these parts yourself:

  • Lower fan (17-inch model only)

Note: Although the power supply for the original and Ambient Light Sensor iMac G5 models were available as a DIY part, these items are no longer available as part of the DIY program.

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