Need to buy a new Housing for my 27" (will it fit?)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PatrikL, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. PatrikL macrumors member

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    Hi!
    I need to buy a new housing for my imac 27"
    It is a core i5 2,8ghz quad core.

    I found out these part n/o:
    # 922-9621 (imac mid 2010)
    # 922-9166 (imac late 2009)

    As i can see from pictures they look the same, but do anyone know if the late 2009 chassis will fit mine?

    Here are two ebay links:

    922-9166: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320626641798&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

    922-9621: http://img.inkfrog.com/click_enlarge1.php?image=202_5409.JPG&username=brluyilu04&aid=576775241


    Anybody who knows?

    //BR
    Patrik
     
  2. i Smack macrumors member

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    I cant help you here sorry but I'd love to know why you need new housing? lol
     
  3. MacHamster68, Dec 8, 2010
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    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    likely because his old housing got destroyed by him or by someone else and he bought the guts
    but they should likely be the same
     
  4. PatrikL thread starter macrumors member

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    Yepp! bought a destroyed imac with broken glass and housing (he had accidently dropped it from a table) for $1530 (a new in sweden costs $3076) so now i've bought a new glass and housing for $247

    //BR
    Patrik
     
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    if i look at the price difference it seems like a very good deal
     
  6. Dav1boy macrumors member

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    don't mean to bring this thread back from the dead but i feel like my head is gonna explode from days of searching to find no definitive answer. i have the same iMac as the OP, 27" 2.8 i5 mid-2010. i too needa replace the housing/casing since mine recently acquired a knarly dent on the top left corner. everything on the machine works fine but my ocd can't take it anymore. so my question is to the OP or anyone, does the casing from the 2009 or even 2011 compatible with my mid 2010. I've found listings that state the casing their selling would work for models 2009 to mid 2010 but when i look at the compatibility list, a bunch of configurations are listed, core 2 duo, i7, even i5 but its 2.66 or a different clock speed. not the 2.8.
    I'm going crazy here guys. has anyone changed out their casing with one from a different year. to the OP, I'm hoping when you bought the new glass and casing for $247 you went with the 2009 one you linked and it all worked out. the price disparity is too great not to inquire about this. i see 2009 and 2011 casings for $100. 2010 that works with mine, 300+..... :eek:
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    While I've got no first-hand knowledge, I would suggest only buying the case/glass specified for your exact model (2011, 2012, etc.).

    Motherboard changes and differences undoubtedly are going to cause mounting differences inside, regardless of the fact that the external ports may be in exactly the same place.
     
  8. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    You should sent them a message with your critical question before you buy
     
  9. Dav1boy macrumors member

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    Yeah that's what I intend to do. No other options really.
     

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