Are these scorch marks on this Cinema Display?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Xandros, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Xandros macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2010

    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


    Jan 13, 2013
    No, that does not appear to be scorched. Thats dust :). Scorching would be a lot darker and the edges wouldn't be rounded.
    Those are scorch marks.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  4. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    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 601

    Nov 7, 2004
    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


    Jan 12, 2015
    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

    Sep 19, 2010
    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 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    That's just an old, used display. There's nothing refurbished about it.
  9. Xandros thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2010
    If you define refurbishment on aesthetics alone, sure.
  10. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    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

    Sep 19, 2010
    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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