iMac "lamp" has loose arm

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Eugen Mezei, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Eugen Mezei macrumors member

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    Almost sad the newest buy, an iMac G4 15" is fully equipped (2 GB RAM, and sufficient disk space) so I have nothing to upgrade. (Maybe an overclocking to 1,25 GHz later.

    Remains cleaning and minor maintenance:
    1. The upper articulation (behind the flat panel) of the arm is a bit loose, the screen does not stay vertically. Do I need some special tool for the 3 holes on it?
    2. The screen itself has some light scratches. Can I replace the foil with one from a nonworking 15" laptopo?
     
  2. Eugen Mezei thread starter macrumors member

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    A picture of it. The upper articulation is the one I would like to know how to tighten.

    apple-imac-cu-parola-oradea.jpg
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If you look for iMac G4 neck adjustment kits - you may find what I found, that the kits, with special tool have been discontinued for years.
    I did find this forum thread, not too old (from 2012), and may be helpful to you.
    http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcf...597-G4-quot-lamp-quot-articulated-neck-repair
    Appears that the adjustment doesn't need a lot of torque, so you _might_ tighten using some sharp-pointed needle nose pliers, or something similar. Those hinges do wear out, so I don't know how effective a simple adjustment will be for you.
     
  4. gooser macrumors 6502

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    go to an auto parts supply place and get a set of feeler gauges. use some scissors to make yourself a shim and stick it in the right place. try a few feeler strips to find the correct thickness.
     
  5. Eugen Mezei, Sep 21, 2015
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