Please help broken 2013 21.5 glass

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  1. N2bnfunn macrumors member

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    Hello today I cracked my Imac 21.5 glass the computer will run but I have two big lines in the center of the screen.


    I can replace it myself I just need to know where I can find a 21.5 screen for a late 2013 Imac.. Thanks for ANY HELP
     
  2. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Search for the part number or repair pdf on the model. It will not be just the glass, entire panel.
     
  3. Alekto macrumors regular

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    There are people selling replacement screens on eBay but their prices are steep. I ended up buying mine from Alibaba for a fraction of the cost.
     
  4. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    That is what I meant the panel.. the part number is

    LM215WF3 (SD/D1) 21.5 2013
     
  5. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello where is Alibaba do you have they website, or where did you find Alibaba?
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You can always Google it.
     
  7. Alekto macrumors regular

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    http://www.alibaba.com

    I bought mine from a guy called Dyran Liu at Shenzhen OJET Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd. He was great! Cost me about 180 bucks all in (shipped by DHL from China).
     
  8. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks... will check it out
     
  9. Alekto macrumors regular

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    Let me know how you get on! Alibaba gets a bad rep from some, but I've found it to be a good source of cheap parts. Just do your due diligence and check the seller's history.
     
  10. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    Well thanks for the info the only draw back is the they have OEM and not the genuine LG panels.
     
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  12. Alekto macrumors regular

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    Apple doesn't make that part. LG does. All those parts are OEM.
     
  13. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    Read what I said I never said apple makes the parts, I said "they have OEM and not the genuine LG panels"
     
  14. Kyle-K macrumors regular

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    e.g. LG.

    Also, be aware in these iMac models the glass and display are fuse together.
     
  15. Alekto macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry but I can't help you further. LG is OEM.
     
  16. dazzer21 macrumors 6502

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    Isn't it still under warranty?

    Isn't it still under warranty?
     
  17. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Warranty won't cover it.
     
  18. Kyle-K macrumors regular

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    If it still is the warranty is most likely void as it doesn't cover you for malicious damage or accidental damage.

    If the OP has home and contents insurance he may also have accidental insurance that may cover it but depending on the policy it may not be worth claiming.
     
  19. N2bnfunn thread starter macrumors member

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    No it not, OEM means no the original part, if you open your IMac LG makes the panels for apple.
     
  20. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Eh, no, OEM means "Original Equipment Manufacturer", which in this case means LG, who makes that panel for Apple - and does, in fact, mean a part manufactured as an original part.
    A "compatible" replacement LCD panel, which might be much less expensive than an OEM replacement, may be a universal part that can be adapted to a variety of hardware (some are more successful than others)
    OEM will be the same as what a manufacturer uses for replacement, but will probably cost more than "compatible" parts.
    However, "compatible" parts are where you might find out that "you get what you pay for"
     
  21. Alekto macrumors regular

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    I give up with you.
     
  22. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a

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    Open any current gen iMac and you'll find OEM parts with the following labels/brands:

    LG
    Intel
    Nvidia
    Delta
    Samsung
    Western Digital
    Hitachi
    Seagate
    Broadcom
    Hynix
    Foxconn

    And probably a few others.

    Any parts marketed as OEM for a particular iMac model should indeed be genuine - the same thing used in the factory. I've purchased OEM replacement parts for previous iMac models and there was no way to tell them apart whatsoever...
     
  23. N2bnfunn, Oct 4, 2014
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    Update if you are looking for a IMac panel and don't want to wait, , I got mine from Macpartsonline.com it was brand new and they shipped in 3 days and it works great.
     
  24. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    Cool. Is it OEM or LG?


    ;) kidding
     

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