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Hi guys.

I have an iMac and have started to notice dust collecting in the corners of my screen.

It is a slightly darker area on the screen and I think it is dust or some form of marking - i do not think it is a backlight problem.

The unit is far out of warrenty - does anybody have a good guide on opening + cleaning the inside of an iMac screen?

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What year/model is it? (Makes a difference)

Late 2010 iMac 27 inch  2.93GHz i7 16GB RAM 2TB HDD
2011 Macbook Pro 17 inch Glossy  2.3GHz Quad-core i7 8GB RAM 750GB HDD
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Serial: W86372WLVUV
Contains: FCC ID:QDS-BRCM1024
Assembled in China: EMC NO. ::2118
IC:4324A-BRCM1022
Model Number: A1207
2006 I think...
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No help with this then?
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I've got no experience with that model... I stayed silent hoping someone that knows more would chime in, and they likely will still All I could find from a quick google search was this... Installing iMac Intel 17" Display - iFixit Now... I am not suggesting you follow the guides there, I have never used them, but it's the best I can offer with no experience on that model iMac. Hopefully someone else will chime in with a better answer for you

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Some air from the fans might be coming inside the computer through the LCD screen. The glass is really easy to take out and clean it out with a really thin cloth.
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Ok - can you post a guide on how to get into the screen and clean it safely? It may well be easy - but only when you know how!
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Already did above but will again now.... Installing iMac Intel 20" EMC 2105 and 2118 Display - iFixit

Unless of course that's not the same model you have?

(I realize that guide goes deeper than you need to, but I believe it shows how to get the front off, and get at the glass )

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Hmmm... Looking through that guide, it looks like the display/glass are one unit on that model? I thought the glass came off with the front bezel... Similar to how on the newer iMacs the glass is independent from the display underneath it... Apologies if I was wrong.

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Having taken the main casing off I have decided its probably screen bleed So it will be a replacement panel if it becomes a problem - which it doesnt look like it will be at the moment.
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Oh, sorry to hear that I hope it won't be a problem! Was it difficult to get the casing off? ( Just curious )

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It was a bit of a pain getting the 2 top latches undone to be honest but what more to expect - its about as much of a pain as undoing an xbox 360 case if you have ever done that!
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