Keeping dust out of the 2012 iMac display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hexley, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Just an idea...

    I'm a bit paranoid with the "Full Lamination" process of Apple and I was thinking that perhaps applying a tape at the part where the lamination meets aluminum would help any future dust from entering the LCD.

    At some point I guess dust will be able to fall int the iMac somehow...

    What do you guys think?

    It would also help blunt collisions if ever I move it around the table or elsewhere in the house.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Are you serious:confused:
     
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    virginblue4

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    I was wondering the same thing…
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    The glass and LCD panel are laminated, bonded, one piece. Any dust that can work its way between the glass and case will end up inside the machine, after it makes its way past the double sided tape, where present.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    I agree
     
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    smoking monkey

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    Use a silicon sealant. Then you can be sure and it will act as a bumper!!! haha.
     
  7. macrumors 603

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    Personally I don't trust the lamination process either. That's why I'm waiting to take my iMac out of the box until we have dust-proof rooms standard in every home.
     
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    smoking monkey

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    Also, you'll need to use your computer starkers cause the clothes will have dust fibers! Will be a biitch in winter.
     
  9. macrumors 603

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    That's why some of us are so disappointed that the 2012 27" iMacs run so much cooler than the 2009-2011 27" models. It makes it much harder to stay warm in the winter, and with our need for dust-proof rooms and no clothing, how will we ever get to use our iMacs? :(
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Until apple release a rubber bumper for the mac similar to the iPhone bumper.
    I cover my entire machine with cling film. And never ever go near it unless fully naked, apart from maybe wearing one of my partners thongs!
    Was the same with my old pc.

    Call it paranoia or whatever you want. But better safe than sorry.
    And why break the habit of a lifetime!
     
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    RebornTheGame

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    LMAO! I glanced once at this thread when it started and thought 'nothing to see here, move on', but I almost choked on my coffee when I came back and read the recent posts.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is just a thought. :D

    Based on the responses above it appears people trust Apple enough that no gap will allow dust to come in after the lamination process has been performed.

    When I moved the iMac and other monitors I sometimes accidentally bump it and scuff marks appear.
     
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    AlbertEinstein

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    I suggest leaving it in the box.:apple:
     
  14. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Better yet return it. Problem solved. :cool:
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    Nudity creates its own hazards and benefits

    A word of caution to all the naked iMac users.

    Not only is there a real risk of contaminating the dustproof seal of the laminated screen with discarded flakes of dead skin, but the close proximity of unclad humans creates the dangerous condition known technically as 'bonking'.

    Try to avoid splashing your keyboard.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    Don't be so disgusting!

    I'll have you know I cover myself in baby oil at least 3 times per day.

    Now go and thrash your private bits with a bunch of nettles!!
     

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