iMac wont fit! oh my...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by eninety88, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. eninety88 macrumors newbie

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    soo.... the new imac 21.5" doesn't fit on my desk. i bought an ikea computer desk that has shelves and a place for the monitor... these new widescreen imacs, don't fit while the old 20" did! ahhh... missing .3 of an inch... sigh... oh well
     
  2. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Bust out the belt sander, 0.15" on each side.
     
  3. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    LOL - remember, you design your house/select furniture to fit your iMac, not the other way around.
     
  4. Goldie009 macrumors member

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    That for me, is currently a work in progress.

    My computer desk simply isnt tall enough to allow the Imac to fit onto it. I realised this in advance though and have since bought wood, made a shelf and the varnish is now drying on it. It will raise the top shelf about 4 inches which will let the new imac sit on my desk juust nicely!!

    I now just need the computer to arrive....
     
  5. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same problem with my ikea desk. I just took offthe shelf and the iMac fit. Honestly it is a cleaner look
     
  6. 53x12 macrumors 68000

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    What kind of a desk do you have?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Wayne s macrumors regular

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    I would love an adult version of that desk, no joking.
     
  8. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    haha exactly!
     
  9. eninety88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. mynewromantica macrumors regular

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    I have that exact same one. I just took the whole top part off. Mounted the white board on the wall with the ragged side facing a corner. And made a shelf from the top piece with some brackets we had laying around. Gives me way more desk space and I can still use all of the pieces I originally bough, so I don't feel like I wasted my money. If you want some pictures i can post some.
     
  11. MrSEC macrumors regular

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    Maybe Steve will get in the furniture making business.:D
     
  12. sammich macrumors 601

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    Well clearly the only option is to turn the entire desk on it's side and put the iMac in the same section with one of the shelves taken out.
     
  13. Fozzybadfeet macrumors 6502

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    Man...I have the other version of that desk. It's a little bit wider, but I know for sure the 27" that I plan on buying won't fit inside. We'll just have wait and see.
     
  14. eninety88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ikea

    it's a shame they discontinued their Jerker line, You coud stick two 24 inch imacs side my side :)
     
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  17. CompanionCube macrumors regular

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    You strike me as the kind of person that would try to put a square peg into a round hole.

    So you're new, LARGER screen will not fit into an older, SMALLER hole.

    OMG!!!

    So, let me post about this on the internet. Clearly, this will solve my problem.

    Really? What did you hope to accomplish with this?
     
  18. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    A simple, flat-topped "conference table" with folding legs (that you can buy at office-supply outlets) makes for the best "computer table".

    One size fits all.

    - John
     
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  21. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    Have you ever put something together from Ikea? It is a project to put together, I cant imagine taking one apart. :p
     
  22. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    Apple should buy Ikea and turn the Ikea stores into "Apple Lifestyles Stores" :p
     
  23. Harpy007 macrumors regular

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    Good one! So true :D
     
  24. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    That desk, is design excellence.
     

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