Reattaching iMac Screen (Not Flush?)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stringerhye, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. stringerhye macrumors regular

    stringerhye

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    Hey guys,

    After taking the screen off to do an optical drive/ssd replacement I tried reattaching the glass but could not seem to get it just flush with the aluminum. Any trick to getting it back on right?
     
  2. Zach Schible macrumors member

    Zach Schible

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    I am not completely sure but I think that might be normal. I got my iMac new from Apple and havent removed the glass and it is slightly off. I can only tell by feeling it and it in nearly impossible to tell by looking.

    Was it perfectly flush before the work you did?
     
  3. stringerhye thread starter macrumors regular

    stringerhye

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    I think it might be, it's not affecting performance in any way. It isn't noticeable unless you look closely. And I think it's held by a magnet so there's no glue involved. I don't remember if it was like that before.
     
  4. jons macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean by flush? Do you mean there's a gap between the glass and the aluminum, or do you mean the glass hangs off the sides?

    The glass is held on by magnets, and it does flex, so a little gap would be pretty normal.

     
  5. stringerhye thread starter macrumors regular

    stringerhye

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    Hey sorry let me be clear. The glass does not sit firmly against the metal. You can fit a piece of paper in between the glass and aluminum. Plus it sits above the metal chin on the bottom.
     

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