iMac 20"er: matte panel behind the glossy glass? What about the 24'er?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by p33, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. p33 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2007
    As far as I can understand (correct me if I am wrong) the new iMac 20'er has a matte LCD panel (LG PHILIPS LM201WE3, as we know thanks to KODAWARISAN) which is just hidden behind a glossy piece of .... er... glass. According to the specs, the panel itself is matte, isn't it?

    So, leaving aside all comments on that fantastic design, does anyone has a clue on what LCD panel is used in the 24'er? Any 24'er owner curious enough? ;^>
  2. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
  3. Subculture macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2007
    I can say that mine is a glossy display under the glass.

    I had to remove the glass to get a piece of dust that was stuck from the factory. It looked like a dead pixel but wasn't.

    The glass is SUPER easy to remove if you have a suction cup of any grip. It's held in place by magnets only.
  4. p33 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Is your iMac a 20 or 24"er?
  5. pcorajr macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007

    Did you void your warranty by doing this? Im curios as to if buying a replacement glass would be a viable option.
  6. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    As long as you keep the original glass around I wouldn't worry about it.
  7. Subculture macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2007
    Mine is a 20", 2.4GHz.

    Not that I could see. There was no "Warranty Void if Broken" stickers anywhere. It was like removing a magnet from a fridge door. Also, there are little metal tongues that stick out of the glass to alignn it to the chassis.

    If there are any trekkies here, it reminded me of the little service panels from TNG. Pop off, pop back on.

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