HELP! Broken LCD on iMAC 20 inch 2.4 ghz aluminum model

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Edwintds, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Edwintds macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    So while traveling with my iMAC 20 inch 2.4 ghz (late 2008 aluminum model intel core 2 duo)

    I got in a car accident and the LCD and screen totally busted so I trashed it

    After doing a hardware check... all the LEDs show that everything is in working order except for the obvious missing LCD.

    So my questions are:

    1. Can I possibly put these internals into a 24 inch aluminum shell?

    2. Can I put this in the G5 older 24 or 20 inch shells (the ones that are all white rather than aluminum colored)?

    3. Or Anyone know a cheap way I can just replace the LCD and screen? (around $200?)

    Thanks for your help! sucks my iMAC had to have this fate.
  2. alexbates macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2008
    Georgia, USA
    I think your best option would be to just replace the LCD panel and not have to deal with moving other parts. And I think you can get an even better deal than $200 if you look on eBay.
  3. Edwintds thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    Thanks for the quick reply..

    No luck on ebay so far but I will keep on checking

    also.. do you know if I can put the internals in a 24 inch? I rather upgrade if I am going to buy a new iMAC shell/screen
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...who's fault was the accident?

    If it wasn't your fault, that computer should have been made part of the police report and be covered by the other parties insurance.

    Good luck with the repair.

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