iMac refurb, dust under screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by myuserid08, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Just purchased a refurb iMac 2.93ghz, noticed dust under the screen, well I think its dust as I can still see it when the mac is turned off, would a dead pixel be visible when turned off?

    Is there anyway I can remove it without taking the glass out, maybe compressed air?

  2. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    A dead pixel would not be visible ever, its dead. You can remove the glass with suction cups. There are guides for this on the net, google "iMac hard drive replacement".
  3. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    Its dust the pixels arent active when the computer is off. The screen isnt airtight so the compressed air might work, but keep in mind that dust will just go into some other part of the computer and may or may not cause damage
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020


    Feb 8, 2008
    Just take it to the Apple store. They will remove the dust for you.
  5. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    yep, just like they do with the iphones

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