How to repair chipped iMac glass? (photo inside!)

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  1. DentMe macrumors newbie

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    I swapped the 500GB HD for a 1TB one and when I went to put the glass cover display on, I found 3 chips on it! (I don't know how it happened)

    Is there a way to buff or fill it?
    I really don't want to buy another glass panel...

    Thanks!

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  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Wow. That is some serious chipping.

    There is no way to "fix" glass. You will need to replace it if you find it to be a problem.
     
  3. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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  4. DentMe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't find the glass pieces. It's a mystery why it's even chipped. Sigh...

    Would sanding and leveling it down help? Or would it make it even worse...
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Sanding and leveling risks breaking the glass. Glass is very brittle and chips very easily.
     
  6. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to say but you have 2 choices and either one is not good. Live with it or replace the glass... :(
     
  7. DentMe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm...ok.

    I was hoping there was something I could use to fill the "holes" up and smooth it out
     
  8. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Look at the bright side of it. It now matches your name here :D
     
  9. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Is that the 20" or the 24" iMac?

    You can get a replacement panel for $109.95 from this vendor.

    That is a brand new Apple part.

    You can also get a refurb panel from them for $49.99.

    If it is the 20" iMac panel you're after search their site because they sell them too.

    Alternatively you could just live with it. The chips are on the black edge and don't appear to affect your screen.
     
  10. DentMe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the links :D I might have to buy a new one... (it's mainly because I'm selling this iMac and want it looking NICE)

    ;)
     

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