Dirt Under Screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by zedsdead, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Just wanted to get your thoughts on this. I have a 2009 iMac (check specs below), and I was in ical and noticed this in the TOP RIGHT CORNER:

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    I upped the contrast and definition a little, but it is very visible under normal viewing (it's just not easy to get a picture of a screen).

    I tried cleaning it but it did nothing which leads me to believe it is under the screen.
     
  2. 88 King macrumors 6502

    88 King

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    Do you mind take off the glass panel to clean it?

    You need a suction cup, can of compassed air, a large microfiber cloth plus some latex gloves.

    It is not to difficult, and I don't think it should void any warranty.
     
  3. zedsdead thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have Applecare on it, so I think I would rather take it to Apple. So it sounds like it is dust then.
     
  4. 88 King macrumors 6502

    88 King

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    Each to his own, I'd spend 5 mins clean it myself than drag it to my local apple store and lose half a day. Unless there is problem with the screen.

    Hopefully Apple staff can clean it for you there and than, and it will give you time to play around with the all the newly released hardware.
     
  5. Geomar7 macrumors newbie

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    Are there any instructions on how to do this?:confused:
     
  6. 88 King macrumors 6502

    88 King

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    Just follow steap 1 on the blog.

    http://blog.chargedpc.com/2011/05/2011-imac-ssd-install-guide.html

    I found 1 suction cup is enough, just lift one top corner at a time. There are people on youtube using suction cup from GPS car mount to do this. You can pick up a suction cup on ebay or DIY store for few $.

    It is easier if there are two people and both wearing latex gloves.

    5 to 10 mins job overall.
     

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