Question about replacing screen on intel imac...

nospleen

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Hello,

I came home from work today to find out that my son, 2 1/2, decided to hack at my imac screen with a pen. There are about three pen hole marks on the screen, indented and all. He is a strong little guy after all. My question is, is the exposed portion of the screen the actual screen, or a protector? If it is a protector, can it be replaced, and for how much? If it is the screen, how much is a new screen? (20" btw)

The screen works fine, but I find the pen holes about 20 times more distracting than a dead pixel.

Ahh the joys of getting a little one just like you!!

Thanks in advance...
 

Chone

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nospleen said:
Hello,

I came home from work today to find out that my son, 2 1/2, decided to hack at my imac screen with a pen. There are about three pen hole marks on the screen, indented and all. He is a strong little guy after all. My question is, is the exposed portion of the screen the actual screen, or a protector? If it is a protector, can it be replaced, and for how much? If it is the screen, how much is a new screen? (20" btw)

The screen works fine, but I find the pen holes about 20 times more distracting than a dead pixel.

Ahh the joys of getting a little one just like you!!

Thanks in advance...
Talk to Apple for a repair, you are looking at around 200-400 (it depends) for the screen, then some more for the repair and finally shipping...
 

Spanky Deluxe

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Talk to an Apple reseller or repair shop, maybe someone will be willing to order you the part then you can try and fix it yourself. You'd have to use a lot of charm though because I don't think you can simply order parts yourself normally.
 

nospleen

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So is the exposed part of the screen a part of the screen itself, or simply a protector?
 

balamw

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Note to self. Remove all writing implements from around the iMac and HDTV.

I'm glad my boys (3 & 5) haven't tried that stunt. I catch them every so often just about to poke the screen.

I also cleaned a cat print off of our HDTV the other day. Don't know how or when the cat got up there... (Note to self again: trim the cat's claws).

B
 

nospleen

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balamw said:
Note to self. Remove all writing implements from around the iMac and HDTV.

I'm glad my boys (3 & 5) haven't tried that stunt.

B
Yeah, the crazy thing is that we have had an imac out since he was born. I guess his little mind is starting to work overtime now. :eek: I am annoyed too, because the imac display had imperfections in the screen when I bought it. I bought it refurb and there are two spots under the screen that I have no idea what they are. I figured that one day I would run it up to the Apple store and they would replace it. But now, they would think I did it....
 

nospleen

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swingerofbirch said:
From the looks of the picture I don't think you NEED to replace it. Unless there is some harm in there being a hole in the LCD? Does the liquid ooze out? :confused: :)


It looks like your kid might be a PC-enthusiast :eek:
No need to replace it, except that it will drive me nuts. :p My kid a PC-enthusiast!?!? If he didn't look just like me I would start worrying! :eek: :D
 

nospleen

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Maybe this is a good excuse to tell the wife we should buy that 23" ACD I have been eyeing! ;)
 

swingerofbirch

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I just saw the cinema displays for the first time last weekend. I saw the 23" and was amazed. I thought it was the 30". Then I saw the 30" and was AMAZED. Looks so much bigger than 30".

Then I went over to look at the 17" iMac which is what I was really interested in and it looked small, unfortunately by comparison! Had I not seen the 30" first I'm sure it would have looked plenty big.