any way to take the lcd screen of the Imac out?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by vinchu, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    Hello all!
    i would like to know if there is a way to take the lcd screen out...I ask this because now I live in USA, but I will move eventually to Spain...I hope, so I don't know...if I buy an Imac it may be a problem if it's impossible to take the lcd screen out, with the lcd screen out and a way to put it back, it should be much easier...
    or should I just buy a new ibook or powerbook(older) ??
    thanks to all
  2. macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2003
    Providence, RI
  3. macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2003
    because it would be easier

    I would like to get the screen out, unscrewing something from the neck and dettaching it because that way it would be better and easier to take it on the plane, right? well, if somebody know if it's possible or easy, tell me...and, hmmm, the ibook is also good? the new one? I have the ibook indigo, it is much better?
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    Pack it up in a box and ship it home. There is no way youll ever want to carry a 30 pound computer on a plane.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2002
    The question he didn't ask...

    ... and the one I thought he meant was more interesting:

    Let's assume that the CPU in the lcd imacs will become effectively obsolete long before the display is.

    I wonder if there will be some clever person who will figure out how to sell me a kit to cannibalize my G4 iMac to use the monitor on my new G6 powermac.
  7. macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2003
    And get it insured, that way if anything does happen you are taken care of...
  8. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2004
    want to buy an iMac display

    Hey i am looking at doing some geek modding and am looking for a iMac G4 monitor with or without the neck can anyone point me in the right direction. Thanks :D

  9. macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    Usually want happens if you move oversees if you have a house anyways, is you get a 20 ft container and pay freight for it on a boat then a truck picks it up and delivers it to the new house. When you send the container it will be sent CIF (cost, insurance, and freight). However, if you don't have a house or enought stuff to for your own container, just ship it and insure it. don't be an idiot and try to take it on the plane. You can't insure baggage for the price of a iMac. I think American Airlines is around $600 when i lost my bags. Also the Bracelona, if you fly in there, is pretty good about lossing your bags. Your'll understand when you see it.

    Another problem with traveling with a taken apart computer is from your name i gather that you have probably Asian, which is something we have in common. If you are traveling as a single non-white male in Europe you ass has a high probablity of being searched. Explaining why you have a takening apart computer in your bag is going to fun.
  10. macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location
    Get a laptop. Taking the monitor off an iMac doesn't make it any easier to transport an iMac. Sorry, but I don't see how. Its just more hassle than needed, and you may void a warranty since you're not supposed to take the LCD out of the frame.

    Get an iBook, plus a 512 MB stick of RAM from another store. The iBook is much faster than what you're upgrading from.

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