Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 4:03 PM (in response to JaguarXType)
I'm having the same problem. I've undone the latch to do the vesa kit; decidd not to do it right now, now the cinema display is stuck in the forward position. Can't undo it. No instructions available from Apple. Any ideas how to get it back into the correct position?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to JaguarXType)
I figured this one out by finding a discussion on an iMac thread. While the monitor is laying flat apply slight downward pressure to the stand then insert the card. This will help you unlock the latch.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2012 3:38 PM (in response to JaguarXType)
I've found the locking latch tends to be much higher than I think it would be.
Come upwards at a steeper angle with the card and see if that helps.
I always end up fighting with it for 20 minutes or more before I get it.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2013 10:32 AM (in response to JaguarXType)
I had this problem yesterday and like most wasted quite a bit of time and frustration trying to solve this little puzzle. Catching the level was quite an ordeal. Here's what worked for me:
1) Put the iMac face down on a table - protect the screen with a towel, etc.
2) With the card included with the VESA kit, in portrait (not landscape) orientation bend the top about 45 degrees about 1/4" from the end of the card.
3) Push the stand all the way down (towards the floor).
4) Insert the card in the center of the gap right above the top of the stand. Insert such that the top of the card, which you bent 45degrees goes towards the top of the iMac, not the face, which is against the table at this point. The card only needs to go in about 1 inch. I didn't hear a click that others report, and it is hard to tell if you've hit the lever.
5) Once you think you've got it, pull the stand towards away from the floor gently. It will require virtually no force, once you've got the lever out of the way with the card.
The trick for me was to bend the top of the card. Without this, I kept pushing the card into the back of the iMac doing who knows what to the inside. The card only needs to go in about 1 inch.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to objec)
Thanks for the instructions on how to fix it. After re-attaching the stand, I was able to insert the card at a high angle and get the stand back in the correct position.
But now my screen will rotate very far backwards and forwards. If I rotate it backwards, it will lock into the VESA attachment position again. So something still isn't right.
This is the worst Apple product design I've ever seen. I would go so far as to call it a defective product.