dust/debris on inside of iMac screen

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  1. ataylor macrumors member

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    there is a small speck of something on the inside of my iMac screen. at first i thought it was a dead/stuck pixel, but closer observation reveals that it's a little particle on the inside of the screen. i've tried tapping the glass lightly to try to dislodge the speck but so far no luck.

    is this something that i can fix myself? i've recently had the lcd replaced in my computer, could it have gotten in there when they did that? should i take it back and ask them to clean the inside of the glass? i assume it would be a quick process, will it be covered under warranty? any ideas?

    thanks.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Not if you value your warranty, probably, yes, yes, always.

    Even if your computer was not under warranty, any reputable repair shop should correct damage to your computer sustained during repair. It's pretty hard for them to argue that the speck of dust isn't their fault.

    Anyway, with the right tools, it should be a matter of minutes for them to correct.
     
  3. raziel777 macrumors regular

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    I have used a couple of pieces of duct tape on my 24 inch imac. Just put it on the top corners and pull back. Comes right off. Then I wipe down the inside of the screen and place it back. As I place it back, I use compressed air to blow any dust out as I put it back on. Works like a charm.
     
  4. raziel777 macrumors regular

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    There really isn't that much residue. Can wipe that off with iklear cleaner.
     
  5. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    But does the duct tape leave any residue? But if it works I guess it would be easily cleaned huh?
     
  6. raziel777 macrumors regular

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    Thats the residue I'm talking about. The tape only goes on the upper corners enough to grip the screen. There is really only a residue if the tape stays on an extended period of time. Then use iklear-apple screen cleaner- and it's as good as new.
     
  7. bmacir macrumors 6502

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    this doesn't seem too hard to do, and I don't think it voids your warranty unless you damage something in the process.
     
  8. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    Just watched this video and it does in fact look easy to do . Thanks for posting that information. It was very helpful.
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Indeed. I'd been under the impression that it was much harder.
     
  10. bmacir macrumors 6502

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    Np! Isn't that what MacRumors forums are made for? :apple: :)
     
  11. weekendsrule32 macrumors member

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    if the imac is the new aluminum imac, the screen cover is held in with magnets. Take a razor and carefully slip it between the black edge on the screen and the aluminum and pop it off. i have done this plenty of times.
     
  12. raziel777 macrumors regular

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    I like that idea alot better than my duct tape one.:D
     
  13. weekendsrule32 macrumors member

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    Your Welcome;)
     

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