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Removing VESA mount on 24" imac.  How?  Stand will not go back upright.

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I have a VESA mount for this new 24" imac but the old monitor arm cannot take the weight so I want to put the original stand back on.

Problem is that after putting the foot back on, I cannot get it to go back upright. There is some kind of latch preventing the stand from going upright and the little plastic card that came with the VESA kit does nothing to release this latch.

Getting the foot off was easy but getting it back on is proving to be very difficult. Any tips on how to get the stand to release back to it's upright position? I called support but they didn't know and suggested I take it to a repair depot.

Some details:
Part number of the VESA kit: MB060G/A
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/StoreReentry. wo?productLearnMore=MB060G/A
Install guide: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/iMac24inch_VesaMountAdapterInstallGuide.pdf
iMac 24" Mid 2007, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • I plod Calculating status...
    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)
  • hernanlaca Calculating status...
    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
  • hernanlaca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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

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