Can this be fixed!? Bent 5k housing and cracked screen :(

sadiemay

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Nov 2, 2015
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I have cried :(
5k feel off table and the side hit a chair which is what actually bent the housing and cracked the screen.
Does anyone know if it's possible to fix the screen!?
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iTiki

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Maybe your homeowner insurance will cover your loss or if you bought it with a credit card that might cover your damage.
 

Sirmausalot

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Sep 1, 2007
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Homeowners insurance. Best choice. If it was a recent purchase, then some credit cards cover this sort of thing. Also, the glass is replaceable. But does the computer even work and can the housing be bent back straight for the glass without further damaging the computer? So yes, the screen can be replaced, but it depends on the other damage. (not saying I recommend turning it on in it's current condition)
 

sadiemay

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Nov 2, 2015
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i'm going to guess that homeowners would be a no go since i don't have contents covered.. and it did get turned on, and works fine actually. would just love to get the screen fixed, it's fairly new to me and i haven't even gotten to use it much yet....
 

Sirmausalot

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i'm going to guess that homeowners would be a no go since i don't have contents covered.. and it did get turned on, and works fine actually. would just love to get the screen fixed, it's fairly new to me and i haven't even gotten to use it much yet....
Check out this typical 90 day purchase protection from Am Ex (many card have it) https://www.americanexpress.com/us/content/card-benefits/purchase-protection.html

And don't guess homeowners is a no go. Call them!!!! And make sure your policy is 'replacement value' for fire, flood, etc, not just depreciation value.
 
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sadiemay

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Nov 2, 2015
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i didn't use a credit card.. i used my debit card..

and i'm sorry i don't guess i'm understanding about homeowners insurance. if i have replacement value how will they cover it considering it was just an accident and not damaged through any kind of disaster? although i still don't see how that would work anyway without contents being covered :/
 

chrfr

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i didn't use a credit card.. i used my debit card..

and i'm sorry i don't guess i'm understanding about homeowners insurance. if i have replacement value how will they cover it considering it was just an accident and not damaged through any kind of disaster? although i still don't see how that would work anyway without contents being covered :/
If you have insurance, call the agent and ask. Nobody here can do anything more than guess what's in your policy.
 

magbarn

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Oct 25, 2008
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Unfortunately starting with the 2012 iMac the glass and the lcd are now bonded together and have to be replaced together. I cracked my 2012 iMac screen and Apple told me it would cost $750 or so to repair it. I decided just to learn to ignore the crack. Yours looks more serious so you may decide just to eat the cost.
 

sadiemay

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Nov 2, 2015
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If you have insurance, call the agent and ask. Nobody here can do anything more than guess what's in your policy.
i'm not asking anyone to guess what my policy is. i was stating to one of the kind people that suggested using that what my dilemma is, and why i don't understand. to him specifically. and as far as being here, my question originally was if anyone knows if the screen could be fixed, which is what somebody here could answer, if they know.
 

sadiemay

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Nov 2, 2015
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Unfortunately starting with the 2012 iMac the glass and the lcd are now bonded together and have to be replaced together. I cracked my 2012 iMac screen and Apple told me it would cost $750 or so to repair it. I decided just to learn to ignore the crack. Yours looks more serious so you may decide just to eat the cost.

oh no. thanks for the insight!
 

chrfr

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i'm not asking anyone to guess what my policy is. i was stating to one of the kind people that suggested using that what my dilemma is, and why i don't understand. to him specifically. and as far as being here, my question originally was if anyone knows if the screen could be fixed, which is what somebody here could answer, if they know.
It's most likely that the repair will require replacement of the screen, glass, and housing. It will be an extremely expensive repair. The LCD is likely the single most expensive component in the computer.
 

sadiemay

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Nov 2, 2015
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It's most likely that the repair will require replacement of the screen, glass, and housing. It will be an extremely expensive repair. The LCD is likely the single most expensive component in the computer.
that's so upsetting!
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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Sorry -- looks like a "total loss" to me. The cost of replacement parts and labor probably approach or exceed the cost of a new computer...
 

merkinmuffley

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I think that one is a loss and not repairable. Replacement is the only option. It's probably sellable on EBay to someone looking for parts, allowing you to recover some of your loss.
 

laudern

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Maybe if you move all of your desktop icons and folders to the left of the screen you won't even notice/use that side of the screen anymore.
 

kødskjold

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Oct 21, 2015
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This is why the thin/light desktop craze is ridiculous. If the table gave out that's one thing, but if it was pulled/pushed off the table - that's a lot easier to do when it is built like a cracker. Let's make Jony Ive pay for it - he can afford it. ;)
 

scaredpoet

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This is why the thin/light desktop craze is ridiculous. If the table gave out that's one thing, but if it was pulled/pushed off the table - that's a lot easier to do when it is built like a cracker. Let's make Jony Ive pay for it - he can afford it. ;)
iMacs are thin, but I'd hesitate to call them light. It takes a LOT of effort to push an iMac off a desk, especially a 5k model.
 
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