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Discussion in 'iMac' started by jvmxtra, May 11, 2012.

  1. jvmxtra macrumors 65816

    jvmxtra

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    I think I screw up the upgrade of ssd.. while everything was done and trying to attach back the monitor, I destroyed the disportplay connector.. is there replacement I can buy?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    The one on the logic board? You can't replace it. It's soldered directly to it.
     
  3. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

    jvmxtra

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    One coming out of real screen. Connector is destroyed. Any replacement for it?
     
  4. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I am finding out that cable I damaged is LVDS cable.

    Question:

    1)where can I go in apple site to verify what part number is it using for imac 27 2011 ?

    2)where are they selling it?(I see it when I google so I guess it's matter of finding the damn right part number..

    What would apple store say? Would they fix it? carry this?
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Apple isn't going to fix it for free; they would charge, probably quite a hefty fee to replace the board.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    You could look on www.ifixit.com for part numbers and some guides.

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  7. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So I ordered the lvs cable through apple store but they voided my apple care. At this point all I hope is to get my iMac back up n running.
     
  8. wagsrules macrumors newbie

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    applecomponents.com sells all the replacement parts you would need.
     
  9. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think all these DYI does not mention couple things

    1)some cable ends are extremely delicate.
    2)Magnifying lamp are a MUST
     
  10. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    This should go without saying.


    It absolutely isn't. I work on thousands of Macs in a year, and have never needed a magnifying lamp.

    What you really need is decent planning, and patience. Take it slowly, and work delicately.
     
  11. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

    jvmxtra

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    Yes, you are right. Just bit frustrated that's all.
     
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  13. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

    jvmxtra

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    so just to let everyone know. I got the cable and i was able to save my imac.!!!!

    SSD is nice and thankfully, the other end to logic board was ok so new cable worked fine and imac boot up safely(knock on woods).

    apple store charge me $12.95 for the cable(but still lost the warranty)
     
  14. iMacFarlane macrumors 65816

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    Good for you, man! How's the SSD performing? Are you seeing any performance jumps?
     
  15. jvmxtra thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks!!!

    I would have to say that with IMAC, SSD performance gain is little bit lower then say macbook air.. I have 12 gig of memory so things that open stays open and they are generally pretty fast to begin w/.. Overall, I say it's very very snappy and very happy w/ the install. Totally worth it and also with price coming down on ssd and staying there, I think this makes it almost no brainer upgrade.. I look forward to making a demo video and will post it in pic subsection someday..

    Increase in speed is extremely noticeable in parallel.. it's great!!!!
     
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