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128keaton

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Jan 13, 2013
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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.
 

gavinstubbs09

macrumors 65816
Feb 17, 2013
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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.
 

weckart

macrumors 603
Nov 7, 2004
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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.
 

flyrod

macrumors 6502
Jan 12, 2015
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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! :)
 

Xandros

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 19, 2010
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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.
 

chrfr

macrumors G5
Jul 11, 2009
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If you define refurbishment on aesthetics alone, sure.
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.
 

Xandros

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 19, 2010
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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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