A bit too much excitement

/ 8 December 2020

On Saturday, just a few minutes after wrapping up a Zoom meeting with over 80 participants, the power went out in our neighborhood. What started out as just a minor inconvenience became much worse for me when I discovered that my iMac’s hard drive had been damaged beyond repair when the power was cut.

After trying a number of ways to recover the disk, Alex and I determined that we would have to replace it. I decided to make a bit of lemonade out of the lemons by at least replacing what had been a spinning hard drive with an SSD. We thought you might enjoy this video of the repair.

All went well thanks to the great instructions at iFixit and the supplies from OWC and Micro Center. Now we get to see how much longer I can keep this iMac going.

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