iMac 17" C2D - Scracthes

Discussion in 'iMac' started by semaja2, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. semaja2 macrumors 6502a

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    It seems my niece thought it would be fun to scratch up my screen with a screwdriver, and its usable but very distracting.

    Anyway if i send it in for repair, how much do you think it will cost to repair the screen?
     
  2. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps you need to send in your niece for repair instead ;)
     
  3. shipdestroyer macrumors 6502

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    lol, agreed.
     
  4. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    A LOT! lol

    Screens are quite expensive.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    How bad are these scratches? Can you post photos?

    If the scratches aren't too bad, you MAY have some luck giving Brasso a try, though you should be very careful not to let it get into the electronics.
     
  6. korndog2003 macrumors regular

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    OMG how old is she!!! :eek: If I was you I would make her parents go half...
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That screen doesn't seem very readily available... a quick search suggested the screen assembly will be $500-700 just for the part, meaning that it's probably barely worth replacing, even if you do it yourself (since the whole iMac is probably worth about $1000 used, right, or maybe slightly more?). I would guess you'd get quoted in the neighborhood of $800-850 to replace it.

    I dunno... do post a picture of the scratches. It's risky, but the other option at this point might actually be to try something to polish the screen, depending on how badly it's scratched. I guess you could also always try that and then replace it if that doesn't work.
     
  8. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    And who pays the other half? The niece? I'm assuming she's a small child.

    The parents should pay the entire repair fee.
     
  9. korndog2003 macrumors regular

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    If you were to do it yourself screen i couldn't find a guide but I don't think it could be that hard, just major dissasembly, but if you've built pc's like me then it shoud be rather easy
     

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