A vertical line after trying to clean the inside of the LCD

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shadyramadan, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. shadyramadan macrumors newbie

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    I tried to Clean the smudge inside the imac 27' LCD. After I finished, I got this line. Any recommendations?
     

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  2. n0cus macrumors 6502

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    Take it to an Apple store, or call Apple support.
     
  3. shadyramadan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not after I opened the LCD.
     
  4. iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    Why did you opened and tried to clean the LCD by yourself? Was it out of warranty? I think you're out of options. Either bring it to Apple Store, or buy a new external monitor, or screen replacement. But I guess the smudge will be back, so I just suggest get a new external display.

    But serious question, did the smudge gone?
     
  5. shadyramadan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes the Smudge gone and it looks beautiful with a line in the middle :)
    Yes it is out of waranaty.
     
  6. jmhart macrumors regular

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    Open it back up and check all the connections to the LCD, you have nothing to lose now.
     
  7. shadyramadan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your response.
    Did this already and no luck. seems like I'll order a new monitor from China. much cheaper
     
  8. n0cus macrumors 6502

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    When you say monitor do you mean an external monitor or an LCD replacement?
     
  9. shadyramadan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LCD replacement
     
  10. skate71290 macrumors 6502a

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    that is kind of cool to be honest, never seen anything like it.... just also curious as to how a smudge got on the inside of the screen?! I don't think you killed the display, the pixels haven't died (they are two different colours), although i'm not really sure what happened, if you applied too much pressure the display would have cracked in a spiderweb. Exhaust all software options and then take the thing to bits and put back together before buying a new LCD Replacement!
     
  11. shadyramadan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will try again tomorrow. Thanks for the tip. Will keep you posted.
     

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