How to remove the Imac screen?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by luffytubby, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. luffytubby macrumors 6502a

    luffytubby

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    Hello, I have an aluminium Imac(24'') that I bought little over a year ago, but it's not covered by warrenty anymore. The guys at my local apple store said I should contact them about my problem, so I am in a pinch and I guess I have to do it myself:F


    The problem is that there seems to be Dirt or Dust on the inside of my iMac screen. I have been told that this is not that uncommon and that the glass protecting the screen can be removed with a suction cup.

    I just wanted to hear if anyone has done this, and their experiences with it...
     
  2. Gitano1 macrumors newbie

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    There are a number of sites on the web that show the take down of the iMacs. I have white one that is three years old. I have wanted to replace the hard drive with a larger unit (current one is 160GB). So far I have been a bit nervous about attempting it. I have worked on Laptops and done a lot of iPod repairs, but this one is definitely more complicated. Do a Google search and you will see the sites I mentioned. There are even ones with videos.
     
  3. wetrix macrumors 6502

    wetrix

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    You need two big suction cups at opposite corners. The glass is held on with magnets so you just give it a good yank and the glass comes off. Good luck.
     
  4. aaron11193 macrumors regular

    aaron11193

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    They'd have to be some bloody strong magnets..

    From a repairs point of view, very smart IMO :)
     
  5. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    Search on YouTube, I've seen it with the big suction things
     

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