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How Do I Open Up the Case on a White Intel iMac?

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I need to open up a 20" white Intel MacBook. I pulled out the 4 screws at the bottom, but I cannot get this case open! On the older G5 iMacs, it was a piece of cake. All you did was remove the bottom screws, pull back on the stand and the thing opened right up.

I searched on YouTube & found nothing for this model. If someone could send me a video link showing this, that would be great.
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Identlfy your model and click on the icon here:  http://www.ifixit.com/Browse/MacBook
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Ooops!!!! Sorry guys. I meant a 20" white iMac, NOT a MacBook.
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Found the correct guide here: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iMac-Intel-20-Inch-EMC-2105-and-2118-Hard-Drive-Replacement/1092/1

Dear God!! 23 steps just to pull the HDD out!!! Uggg!! This is why I always say Macs are as disgustingly ugly on the inside as they are stylishly beautiful on the outside!
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i think they're worth the efforts sometimes though.
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