iMac G5 (A1173) 17" LCD replacement

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by merlyn412, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    north vancouver
    Hi -

    I broke the LCD screen on my beloved iMac G5 17". It is model #A1173, MA199LL/A, EMC 2104. Early 2006.

    This is one of the first G5's with the iSight camera and with the new intel 1.83 Core Duo processor.

    As far as compatibility, from what I can determine, I can't use a 'pre-iSight' panel as a replacement part.

    Can anyone please confirm that? Also, would i be able to use any of the subsequent 17" panels from the G5's late 2006 (models MA710LL or MA590LL)

    Would anybody have suggestion on where to look for a reasonably priced replacement LCD panel?

    Any input is appreciated!
  2. macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I'm in the same position at you (I require the 20" instead).

    As far as I can tell you cannot use the pre-iSight screens - otherwise you will fry the power supply!
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    north vancouver

    Been looking on eBay and can't seem to find the part I need.

    If any kind soul can find the following part...

    apple part # 661-3879

    lg panel is LM171W02 (TL)(B2)
  4. macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2013
    iMac G5 (A1173) 17" LCD replacement

    Hi Merlyn412
    I get the same problem with my iMac, did you find the Solution? can you reply to my mail?
    I by from a China seller a Manufactory Refurbished LCD like the original, LM171W02 (TL)(B2). But afetr I build it I get only black screen :(
    Can you help me?

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