Are these scorch marks on this Cinema Display?

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  1. Xandros macrumors regular

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    http://imgur.com/FrQ5S8d

    Check that out. Is that just filth or is it scorching of the plastic from where perhaps an internal component kaploded and set fire to it?
     
  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    No, that does not appear to be scorched. Thats dust :). Scorching would be a lot darker and the edges wouldn't be rounded.
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    Those are scorch marks.
     
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  4. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    You can get the outer casing separated slightly to clean what you can but there is a screw or something behind the apple logo that holds it to the back. I didn't take the apple off but cleaned out dirt from the edges.
     
  5. weckart macrumors 68040

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    It does separate fully, that is, you can remove the inner grey plastic cover from the clear outer back. I have done that with mine to clean the dust accumulation.
     
  6. flyrod macrumors 6502

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    I think there would be a brunt smell as well, if it were scorch marks. I've fried electronics before, and the smell is distinct! :)
     
  7. Xandros thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys. It's actually a monitor I'm looking to buy, so can't inspect it myself yet. Though seller's a bit vague with the description so I figured I'd ask just in case. Didn't want to buy a refurb that had at some point been cooked, lol.
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    That's just an old, used display. There's nothing refurbished about it.
     
  9. Xandros thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you define refurbishment on aesthetics alone, sure.
     
  10. chrfr macrumors 603

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    I used to work for a company which sold new/used/refurbished office telephone systems. Refurbished systems were the same internals as used, just cleaned, and with a warranty. There's really nothing to be done to refurbish a display. If they'd actually taken it apart to do anything, they'd have taken the time to clean the dirt out of the inside.
     
  11. Xandros thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I'm sure that's fascinating but my question has been answered so this topic is no longer in need of responses.
     

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