Replace hard drive iMac 20" intel core duo

How to do it? (see title)

Very carefully.. It is not easy and a lot of other things can go wrong.
see > iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118 Repair - iFixit
Study the iFixit step by step Hard Drive Replace DIY several times before digging in.
As a precaution, be warned that the iSight/Mic cable, Display cables, SATA cable, Sensor cables and all of the Board connections are very brittle from heat and age.
On the up side: I have had real good luck using the WD Caviar Blue Hard Drives in the Early Core Duo models, they run cooler and quieter than the OEM Hard Drives.

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