Anybody using iMac without glass?

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Hmm this stuff is hard to get through. Im going to need more time to complete. But as its 7pm here im off out for a few beers. Will try again tomorrow.
 

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Wow you have a lot of guts trying this yourself. When I said glass cutter I meant a professional glass cutting person. :p

How do you plan to smooth out the glass where you made the cut?

Keep us updated.
Haha dont worry you haven't put this idea in my head, i have been meaning to do it since i first took apart my iMac last month to remove the failing super drive. Ok update on the screen. I have given up on cutting the screen using the tool i bought so its tougher than i first though. In the mean time i have been using my iMac without the front on since friday and its far better for general use, viewing films and even playing games.

I have The Sims 3 and i usually cant play it for more than an hour without my eyes starting to ache but after removing the glossy screen i spent 4 hours yesterday early evening playing it and i am addicted now! The problem is that i was after buying a new iMac when they are released as i am having too many problems with various components on this one, but i don't think i could go back to a glossy iMac. Im really hoping they offer a matte screen option on the new ones, along with an i7 chip.
 

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IMG_0287.JPG This is me with my suction cup getting ready to remove the glass screen.

IMG_0249.JPG This is inside my iMac. I took it apart so that i could remove that troublesome superdrive which is on the left side of the pic. Mine stopped functioning so i might replace it or just get an external

IMG_0290.jpg This is my iMac at the moment with no glass front on. I was cutting the middle out of the glass so that i could just keep the black border. However i cant seem to remove the glass centre and im a little worried about breaking it by pushing it too hard. I might try and get a bigger/better glass cutter and try again at weekend
 

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View attachment 199728 This is me with my suction cup getting ready to remove the glass screen.

View attachment 199726 This is inside my iMac. I took it apart so that i could remove that troublesome superdrive which is on the left side of the pic. Mine stopped functioning so i might replace it or just get an external

View attachment 199729 This is my iMac at the moment with no glass front on. I was cutting the middle out of the glass so that i could just keep the black border. However i cant seem to remove the glass centre and im a little worried about breaking it by pushing it too hard. I might try and get a bigger/better glass cutter and try again at weekend
Well I know this post is old but were you successful with cutting out the glass?
 

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I don't know about those sprays, but it does say that it is easily removable so its probably worth a try. I would like to know if one of those stick on screen protectors would work well.

Can agree with that....... Sprays are a disaster, it's almost impossible to get an even coating and the clarity and opacity get screwed up. This reminds me of the mirror window film for the back of wooden wardrobes door's (seriously, does anyone fall for these con products). Then there's the masking off of exposed vents and areas not intended for spraying, if any of the spray does get into the device then the warranty may go with it.