New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

iMac - iMac 24" Alum - Question Re: Removing Glass Panel To Clean Interior Side


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
fullrun

 
fullrun's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 16
fullrun is on a distinguished road

fullrun is offline
I purchased my 24" Alum. iMac about 5 months ago directly from Apple. I hadn't noticed the problem previously as it requires sunlight to be shining on the screen to notice it. What I saw is what looks like vapor or water marks and a smudge on the interior side of the glass which covers the LCD panel. Without the sunlight hitting the screen you would never notice the problem. So, I don't consider it critical to my daily use of the computer. But, wanted to address it if I could without inviting complications.

So here is the question: Is it advisable and procedural to remove the glass and clean it - which I feel confident I can do having opened and installed ports and hardware on previous computers) - and which I presume Apple service would do to address the problem? Or am I opening a can of worms by doing this? It does seem like a very simple and direct procedure, but I don't want to find myself facing a larger problem by doing so. Feedback from those who have had a similar experience and/or removed the glass for cleaning would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your input.
QUOTE Thanks
EdH

 
Member Since: Jun 22, 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 64
EdH is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro(5.1), Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4Ghz, 2GB RAM, 250GB hdd

EdH is offline
I had to change a hard drive in a Mac last week - it all begins by taking of the glass. Use a suction cup to lift it off and you should have no problems.

Ed
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullrun View Post
[B]Is it advisable and procedural to remove the glass and clean it
It most certainly isn't advisable.
To be quite frank about it, I'm not sure why the thought even crossed your mind.

If your computer is only 5 months old, then it is still covered under warranty.
If you really feel that there is a smudge or problem with the screen, then take it in to an Apple Certified Repair Center/Apple Store and let them have a look.


Whether you feel up to the task or not isn't the question.
If you do remove it and damage it it any way, shape or form you will have nullified your warranty.

Just take it in.

__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks
fullrun

 
fullrun's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 16
fullrun is on a distinguished road

fullrun is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y View Post
It most certainly isn't advisable.
To be quite frank about it, I'm not sure why the thought even crossed your mind.

If your computer is only 5 months old, then it is still covered under warranty.
If you really feel that there is a smudge or problem with the screen, then take it in to an Apple Certified Repair Center/Apple Store and let them have a look.


Whether you feel up to the task or not isn't the question.
If you do remove it and damage it it any way, shape or form you will have nullified your warranty.

Just take it in.
I appreciate the input... and the reason that the approach had crossed my mind were twofold: I had seen posts and videos where other iMac users had addressed this very problem. The other is that I live in a NYC and it would be a hassle to pack up the iMac and bring it in for services - if it was an issue that I thought I could easily be addressed by me and an issue that was not out of the ordinary in terms of iMac maintenance.
QUOTE Thanks
flylow

 
Member Since: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 3
flylow is on a distinguished road

flylow is offline
this is really easy to do. you need a few suction cups and the screen simply lifts off. just be careful!
QUOTE Thanks
Stretch

 
Stretch's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 13, 2007
Location: Central New York
Posts: 4,760
Stretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud ofStretch has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: 15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 60GB SSD, 500GB HD

Stretch is offline
It's dead easy, and you don't need suction cups. If you do have suction cups, they need to be decently large to hold onto the glass. I've changed my HDD twice in my 24in iMac. The second time I didn't have access to large suction cups, so I used duct tape.

Make 2 loops large enough to slide your hands into. and use extra tape to hold the loops onto the glass, and just pull straight off. If you have good tape, and it's held on, the glass with just pop right out.

Blog and Photo Gallery: http://philolin.me/

Currently running OS X 10.9
QUOTE Thanks
fullrun

 
fullrun's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 16
fullrun is on a distinguished road

fullrun is offline
Thanks everyone... I contacted Apple... still under warranty... A repair service is going to handle the replacement of the glass...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Kids' machine? What should I buy? | Boot Camp Partition disappeared »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
24" alum iMac 4gb ram slowing? garrinchilders Switcher Hangout 13 05-28-2008 03:02 AM
iMac 24" 2.8 GHz Aluminum Question fredyoon Apple Desktops 4 01-18-2008 03:39 PM
24" iMac question Cuprous Apple Desktops 2 08-10-2007 07:43 AM
iMac G5 pre-Intel Video question TDonaghe Switcher Hangout 3 02-01-2007 10:29 AM
Is it worth to switch from iMac G4 to iMac G5?? Mainyehc Apple Desktops 12 03-13-2006 06:21 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?