How Do You Tighten an 17" iMac LCD Display?

k2fish

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 6, 2003
4
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Hillsboro, Kansas
Hi,
I got a 17" iMac a couple of months ago and love it except for the screen not staying in the same position.
Is there any way to tighten the arm so the display doesn't fall? I keep it very low when I do most stuff and it works fine. But when I raise it up high to access the CD Tray, etc. it falls back slowly down to about 6" above the desk.
I am tempted to take a couple of long-nose pliers and try to tighten the Bolts?? with the three holes. Any ideas besides taking it to the Apple store for a week?

Thanks
k2fish
 

rainman::|:|

macrumors 603
Feb 2, 2002
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iowa
I've never really heard of this-- people were predicting it back when they were released, but this is the first i've ever known of it happening. While you could try finding something to fit the holes, and could probably even tighten it properly, i would definitely take it in. Wouldn't you feel like an ass if you broke it and it wound up costing you money. God only knows how the mechanisms in that arm work...

:)
pnw
 

k2fish

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 6, 2003
4
0
Hillsboro, Kansas
Thanks for your replies, It doesn't really "Fall" it is more like the "Titanic" slipping beneath the waves. I just don't want to leave it at the Apple store for a "few days". when it probably takes five minutes to fix it. But you are right, with my luck I would break it off or something.
 

MacBandit

macrumors 604
Originally posted by k2fish
Thanks for your replies, It doesn't really "Fall" it is more like the "Titanic" slipping beneath the waves. I just don't want to leave it at the Apple store for a "few days". when it probably takes five minutes to fix it. But you are right, with my luck I would break it off or something.
Even shipping it off to Apple usually takes no more then a couple days. I've even heard of people shipping it off one day and receiving it back the following day.
 

irmongoose

macrumors 68030
A Japanese company here makes some little rubber pads to increase the stability of the screen... if you do it correctly you can unscrew it, but you need the special ughh.. thing.... to unscrew it. Here is the page... there's a video showing how they unscrew it and put in the little rubber pads...

edit: it seems they are available in the US from Dr.Bott if you're interested




irmongoose
 
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