gap around iMac screen

Gosh

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Aug 14, 2006
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Hi All, Hi Al,

My early 06 Intel iMac has a gap between the screen and the surround at the top and towards th top at the sides - it's really quite noticable. It looks like the screen is warped or the surround, I can't quite tell.

I have taken it in to the Apple Store who said it was an easy fix and fixed it there and then. But it's back again!

Anyone with similar experience?:confused:
 

Gosh

macrumors 6502
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GimmeSlack12 said:
I'd say take a pic for us to see. Otherwise what do you want us to do about it?
I don't have a fancey camera - you'd know what I mean if you had the same problem - I would like to know if it's a known problem or unique.
 

Sutekidane

macrumors 6502a
Jan 26, 2005
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It's not a problem at all. The casing doesn't always fit completely well during assembly and it can be off a bit. Unless it's having hardware issues, or the casing is falling apart, you don't have an issue. Mine has a pretty large gap at the bottom. I wouldn't worry about it.
 

nodabs

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Sep 11, 2006
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my 24" has an acceptable gap all around... moreso on the left hand side than others, however all a formidable gap all the way around
 

Gosh

macrumors 6502
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Aug 14, 2006
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Thanks for replies. I would have thought the gap would short cycle cooling air? It wasn't there or so obvious before it went in for repair last!
 

jacg

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Gosh said:
I don't have a fancey camera - you'd know what I mean if you had the same problem - I would like to know if it's a known problem or unique.
Use a mirror to get your photo with the built-in iSight? :)

I have a 20" early Intel iMac. Do you mean a gap in the z axis (ie the two inches or so of thickness)? There is about a 1 mm gap between the plastic bezel and the screen on mine. The gap is less obvious near the camera and more pronounced at the top right corner.

But if you mean the x or y axis there is no vertical or horizontal gap between any of the four sides of the screen and the bezel.
 

Gosh

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jacg said:
Use a mirror to get your photo with the built-in iSight? :)

I have a 20" early Intel iMac. Do you mean a gap in the z axis (ie the two inches or so of thickness)? There is about a 1 mm gap between the plastic bezel and the screen on mine. The gap is less obvious near the camera and more pronounced at the top right corner.

But if you mean the x or y axis there is no vertical or horizontal gap between any of the four sides of the screen and the bezel.
Z axis from middle bezel to top corner about 4 mm at top right corner - less about 2 mm on left side.http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=59206&stc=1&d=1159982563

Sorry about photo quality - camera phone! partly obscured by shadow. (Just realized i've learnt how to submit attachments)!
 

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Gosh

macrumors 6502
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Just to update this thread - the Apple store have ordered up a new 'bezel' or binnacle to fit which should cure the problem. Apparently when they replaced the faulty graphics processor, the retaining clips were weakened when they dismantled it.

So hopefully all will be well and good again and I can accept visitors in again to view my beautiful iMac!