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12908 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 24, 2007 7:20 PM by hernanlaca
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2007 8:02 PM (in response to Que Ball)Ok, replying to my own post here.
I figured it out.
The latch mentioned in the instructions that releases the stand to move to the fully forward position needs to be pushed in again to allow the stand to move back to the normal upright position.
The latch that you push in with the card while you are removing the base is simply harder to hit when the unit is in the fully forward position. The card has a tendency to slide off the latch when you push up on it and there is much more space underneath the internal latch with the stand in the forward position so it's easier to miss it. The other trick to this is that the stand has a natural tendency to want to push back on the latch making it hard to move. You need to make sure that the stand is pushing all the way forward or the latch will be wedged on the stand and won't move.
When you have hit the latch and pushed it back and up you can move the stand back to the upright position and then release the latch.iMac 24" Mid 2007, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2007 12:35 AM (in response to Que Ball)I have had the same problem... but have been trying to unlock it for almost an hour. Has anyone got any easy tips?Imac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2007 4:45 PM (in response to I plod)same problem here. I sucessfully release the latch and got the screws exposed, but know ( it was just a rehearsal of my overseas trip) i want to put it back in normal position.
I noticed the latch and i was able to push it but it did not feel the "release' of anything. Should the stand be lifted at the same time you push the latch?
I will keep trying. Slowly and easy. I have a whole botlle of Pinot Noir and my lovely ife to help.
wish me luck and merry christmas.iMac24, iMac 24 Alu
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2007 7:20 PM (in response to hernanlaca)Well finally i succeeded. The wife did not help very much, but the Pinot Noir was very much needed indeed.
It took some time, but my main advice is stay cool. It is possible and tempting , after some unsuccessful attempts to get a little bit rough. I found myself with a 10 inch knife trying to squeeze it into the opening to reach the latch.
So far I believe that you should try to visualize the latch, I did it by turning all the lights off and used a flashlight to peek thru the opening, only then I was able to see the latch and then i was able to fully engage the copy card I used to release the mechanism.
then, it does require some pressure to re release the latch, BUT NOTHING THAT YOU WILL FEEL AS UNUSUALLY STRONG. My failed attempts were most probably due to the disengagement of the card against the latch. that is why I highly recomend that you see and visualize everything first.
It took 30 minutes, a small fight with my wife and half a bottle of Pinot Noir, which might explain some inconsistencies in my discourse.
best luck and as I said Merry christmas and a happy new year/iMac24, iMac 24 Alu