Gap between display and aluminum case

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  1. e93to macrumors 6502a

    e93to

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    I had to crawl under my desk yesterday night to organize some cables. And when I looked up, I noticed there is some light shining though a gap between the display and aluminum case. It's hard to explain, but the gap is behind the screen, and it is around FaceTime camera. I guess the display is not perfectly attached/glued around FaceTime camera...?

    Is this normal?

    My iMac is late 2012 21.5" model. I'll post a picture soon.
     
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    e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the picture (didn't know I can post pictures from iPhone)
     

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  3. e93to thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apple told me it will cost around $600 to fix this. Not sure whether it is worth fixing it since I don't see any issue with display (no discoloration around the gap)...
     
  4. scottish macrumors 6502a

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    Plus the fact you only noticed it when crawling under your desk.

    Would Apple be replacing the display for that $600? Seems expensive otherwise. I'd probably just monitor it and if it gets worse try removing and reseating the screen, though attempting this could of course cause more damage and a decision to do so shouldn't be taken lightly.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Store/Mac/iM...544-2638-and-2805-Adhesive-Strips/IF173-005-1
     

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