Suction cup removes screen....

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  1. iCaleb macrumors 6502

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    All right I have some stuff behind my 27 inch iMac screen and it's a 2 hour drive to the Apple store and I was wondering if I could remove the glass myself like this photo?


    I also have a oreck air filter that removes dust in my room so I don't have to worry about more dust getting inside when I open it. But I was just wondering if the glass is heavy or if it would be a breeze to remove?







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  2. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I seen the video a long time ago but that is the 24 inch and I was wondering if it is diff. on the 27 inch.

    Also does this void it? :confused:
     
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    ...on the iMacs, RAM is user swappable, I don't believe they consider anything else to be swappable by the user so if you break something they will probably say its voided...
     
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    If the component you are trying to reach isn't RAM, then you void the warranty.
     
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    That's not what Apple told me. They said that if you preform the unsupported upgrade it does not void the warranty, but if you break something while doing this, then the warranty is broken.
     
  6. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There's some dust specs behind the screen....

    What makes it void? if i take the glass off myself?
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes.
     
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    That is correct, but to be a little more specific the unsupported upgrade itself is not under the warranty. ie- if you change the hard drive and don't damage anything the computer is still under warranty, but the hard drive itself is not, only the OEM shipping hard drive is.
     
  10. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if I take off the glass to clean the screen its voided? :cool:
     
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    By Apple's rules you only void it if you break something, but Apple loves to not honor warranties so just don't leave any evidence that you did it.
     
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    ...no, as I stated, if you take off the glass to clean the screen and break the screen or the glass apple won't cover it since you shouldn't have done it yourself in their mind...

    I'd take it to the apple store, then if something else happens they have to worry about it...
     
  13. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Dang I wish i knew if taking the glass off would trigger a Warrenty sticker to be void.

    + The apple store that I go to.....I would not trust that they would get all the dust off.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    www.ifixtit.com

    Check and see if there is a warranty sticker in their teardown of the iMac.
     
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    I almost sure that it doesn't. I've seen lots of threads here where people get the dust out of the screen themselves, and not one has complained of a warranty sticker.
     
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    There isn't a warranty sticker on the glass of my 24" LED display. I know it's not an iMac, but the process of removing the glass is the same.
     
  17. iCaleb thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Im surprised no one has tried this on the 27 inch yet...like a video or something
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    On a 27" that costs $2k? Lol, not many people have money trees, hence the lack of videos.
     
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    Just do it. Be a trend-setter. It won't void your warranty unless you break it. And if you do break it just buy another glass piece. They can't be that expensive.
     
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    See edit....
     
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