Taking off 27" iMac screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mtnDewFTW, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    hey guys, so I got this replacement iMac not too long ago, and there's this really annoying piece of lint stuck to the inside part of the screen.

    I don't have any suction cups laying around my house, and I was wondering if it was possible to safely/easily take off the screen with any other tool that I might have around here.

    I just don't feel like going out and buying those suction cups for just this one thing, and most likely never use them again.

    Thanks a lot
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    In all seriousness get the suctions cups, probably cost you less than $20 otherwise you stand a very good chance or ruining the glass and will have to pay A LOT more to get it replaced.
  3. doktordoris macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2009
    There is no way I'd muck about with suction cups.
    Just send the machine back and get one in proper condition.
  4. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    For the cost of suction cups I would rather have the piece of mind when taking apart a $2,000 machine.
  5. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
  6. slicecom macrumors 68020

    Aug 29, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    I had an unused plunger laying around and that worked just as well as suction cups. Just position it at one of the top corners and pull. My refurb'd i7 is now lint free.
  7. mtnDewFTW thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    lol are you serious? That worked?

    Would they actually clean my computer for free?

    It's really not about the money. Suction cups are super cheap, I was just wondering if I could do it quicker, but I guess not, and I'll be getting those suction cups first thing tomorrow.

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