Trashed iMac? Is it even worth the repair?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TC_GoldRush, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. TC_GoldRush macrumors 6502

    TC_GoldRush

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    I have an iMac (late 2012), as you can see from the photos below the screen is shattered. The LCD panel is undamaged, but the glass is totaled. It is impossible to remove the glass without breaking the LCD panel, as they are merged or something. It is expensive to buy a new screen for these iMacs, and I don't even know if it would be worth the money and effort to repair the display. The machine works flawlessly. If you're wondering how this happened, the iMac fell from my desk and face-planted on the floor.
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    (Running OS X 10.9.5 in case you're wondering)
     
  2. sickntired macrumors member

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    If it is otherwise working well for you, and if there is an Apple store nearby, I would at least take it in to see what they would charge to fix it.
     
  3. TC_GoldRush thread starter macrumors 6502

    TC_GoldRush

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    $400-600 for the full screen repair.
     
  4. Ledgem macrumors 68000

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    Late 2012? Repair costing $400-600? Not worth it, in my opinion, unless you absolutely can't afford a replacement. (Check the Apple refurbished store for some discounts on iMacs, too.)
     
  5. abbeyon macrumors newbie

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    If you can handle the repairs yourself order screen from aliexpress and replace it in under $200
     
  6. Guy Clark Suspended

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  7. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000

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    Sell it on eBay etc as damaged and salvage what few bucks you can.
     

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