iMac G5 (A1173) 17" LCD replacement

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by merlyn412, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. merlyn412 macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    north vancouver
    Hi -

    I broke the LCD screen on my beloved iMac G5 17". It is model #A1173, MA199LL/A, EMC 2104. Early 2006.

    This is one of the first G5's with the iSight camera and with the new intel 1.83 Core Duo processor.

    As far as compatibility, from what I can determine, I can't use a 'pre-iSight' panel as a replacement part.

    Can anyone please confirm that? Also, would i be able to use any of the subsequent 17" panels from the G5's late 2006 (models MA710LL or MA590LL)

    Would anybody have suggestion on where to look for a reasonably priced replacement LCD panel?

    Any input is appreciated!
  2. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    I'm in the same position at you (I require the 20" instead).

    As far as I can tell you cannot use the pre-iSight screens - otherwise you will fry the power supply!
  3. merlyn412 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    north vancouver

    Been looking on eBay and can't seem to find the part I need.

    If any kind soul can find the following part...

    apple part # 661-3879

    lg panel is LM171W02 (TL)(B2)
  4. ittec47 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2013
    iMac G5 (A1173) 17" LCD replacement

    Hi Merlyn412
    I get the same problem with my iMac, did you find the Solution? can you reply to my mail?
    I by from a China seller a Manufactory Refurbished LCD like the original, LM171W02 (TL)(B2). But afetr I build it I get only black screen :(
    Can you help me?

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