Has anyone replaced a mac screen before?

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Has anyone replaced a mac screen before?

Post by nightblood » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:58 am

I have a client with a mac screen that is going bad. Just wondering if it is similar to replacing a laptop screen.

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Re: Has anyone replaced a mac screen before?

Post by Krab » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:50 am

Haven't tried to on my iMac yet, but I know for a fact that if you need to send it in, they're going to gouge you on the price VERY badly.

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Re: Has anyone replaced a mac screen before?

Post by XstollieX » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:18 am

I replace the wires that run along side of the screen in an iBook g3 several years ago. Wasn't alot of fun but it's doable. What type of mac are you talking about?

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Re: Has anyone replaced a mac screen before?

Post by nightblood » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:17 pm

IMAC G5

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Re: Has anyone replaced a mac screen before?

Post by XstollieX » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:00 pm

It is gonna be tricky I'm sure. You will most likely have to remove all of the other components from the system. A quick google search showed several guides are out there if you want to undertake it. I don't know how technically inclined you are, you are taking a risk anytime you open your computer up. Mac parts are pricey but taking it in for service will cost quite a bit more. If you are gonna do it, take your time, taking pictures of how it is coming apart isn't a bad idea. Pictures is something I didn't take enough of when i took the top end of my trucks engine apart and I regretted it. Let us know how it goes :)

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Re: Has anyone replaced a mac screen before?

Post by DMB2000uk » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:39 pm

It's going to be an in-depth job, but it is do-able:

17" Guide:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Inst ... play/975/1

20" Guide:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Inst ... play/883/1

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