Will a 17" iMac G4 screen work in a 17" iMac G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Maxwell Smart, May 18, 2006.

  1. Maxwell Smart macrumors 6502a

    Maxwell Smart

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    Okay so here is the deal. i have a perfectly working iMac G5 with the exception of a cracked LCD display. What I am wondering is, because 17" G5 LCDs are so difficult to find, and when i do they are very expensive ($500+!) Can I use a 17" iMac G4 screen? thanks for your help!
     
  2. Maxwell Smart thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Maxwell Smart

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  3. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Are you out of warranty?

    Open up the G5, look at the display connector. Now open up the G4 and look at it. Do they look the same? If so, try it. If not, eBay the G5 and get a core duo.

    My 2¢
     
  4. AlmightyG5 macrumors 6502

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    I also am looking for a 17" display for my iMac G5. I have a large blemish from a large amount of pressure on that spot.(Not going to say how that happened...). I know that Apple will not help you or I out because it is not a manufacturer defect. So, IDK what to do.
     
  5. Maxwell Smart thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Maxwell Smart

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    I am in warranty, and under applecare, but unfortunately, they do not cover cracked LCDs due to user error. So, I am ulimately going to sell the machine, but I wanted to know if i could purchase the G4 screen (which is currently 145 on eBay) and replace it. Do you guys think that parting the machine out would be better worth my time and effort then replacing the screen and reselling?
     

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