This week we have a 27″ 2017 iMac question mark folder repair in our Adelaide #itsolverepairs workshop. Like many iMacs manufactured between 2013 and 2019, these iMacs come preinstalled with two drives. A small SSD drive, usually 128GB. Additionally, they consist of a second 3.5″ SATA drive, usually between 1TB to 3TB. These two drives are merged under a system called Fusion Drive. This way, the SSD drives work as a cache which speeds up the access to files and the system.
Unfortunately, the SATA drive is a mechanical drive, which is extremely sensitive to heat and degrades quickly under such an environment.
2017 iMac question mark folder Repair Process
One way only to repair iMac with a question mark folder if the drive has failed is to perform iMac Repairs in Adelaide. This process ensures life expectancy of these machines can be extended by another five years at least. The software compatibility will be a different story, but even Monterey runs smoothly on this system without any trouble.
Of course, step one of this process is to take the iMac apart, which is not as easy as in 2012 and earlier models, where the screen consists of magnets and screws.
This model has a fragile screen, and we already had multiple queries this week alone from people who cracked the LCD by trying to DIY take them apart.
Sorry, that’s $1500 for a cracked iMac LCD replacement – You just have wasted your iMac!
While it’s apart, it is crucial to service the iMac. Otherwise, the dust inside will fail the newly installed drive in under a year.
As part of the service, we clean the inside of the iMac and the best time to do so is when the screen is apart. Once we do this service, annual service is enough to keep it running without a fail for a decade.
Replacing Failed Fusion Drive on 27″ iMac
This issues is a Fusion Drive failure, and we need to replace it. Luckily for this customer, our Adelaide iMac Repair Centre is equipped with all the tools and expertise needed to attend 2017 iMac question mark folder repair. Not to mention wide the stock of parts ready to fit, this way we can provide fenomenal iMac Repair Service as well as the quickest turn around in Adelaide.
SSD drives are different form factor than the SATA drive installed in iMacs. But that’s not a problem as we can use a bracket to transition the drive size and ensure a snug fit.
Successfull 2017 iMac question mark folder repair
With installed drive we are ready to glue back the massive 27″ 5K LCD. It’s shame that Apple doesn’t build 27″ imacs anymore, neither 5K iMac’s. Afterall only upgrade we get from apple these days is a design and year of build, everything else downgrades instead.
Latest OS we can install on this 2017 iMac is a Monterey, its a sleek and snappy. Exact upgrade the customer needs to achieve optimal performance from this gorgeous iMac. One of the last quality build we will ever get from Apple.