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post Aug 30 2007, 08:51 AM
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Following yesterday's news, many readers asked us the price for replacing the glass plate of the new iMac as we reported it was rather fragile ONCE removed from its location in front of the LCD panel. After contacting our internal sources, owners of the new iMac should not stress so much, as they will be charged USD 35 for the 20" model and USD 30 for the 24" model. One will have to add USD 10 for shipping cost. We were surprised by such low prices, and they were checked twice by our sources on our request.

In addition, if one does need to disassemble the glass plate for adding/changing RAM modules, it will unfortunately be necessary for performing all other operation such as changing HD, CPU or any other components. It looks like this new iMac is designed for limiting user’s access to the hardware, only Repair Center will have the proper tools.

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post Aug 30 2007, 10:59 AM
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Seems to be a typo or is the 20" screen really more expensive then the 24"?

Wouldnt you be able to pull it off with these suchtioncup handles you use for carrying glass screens?
They are quite strong

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post Aug 30 2007, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE (linathael @ Aug 30 2007, 08:51 AM) *
if one does need to disassemble the glass plate for adding/changing RAM modules


Not necessary - RAM is accessed through a door at the bottom. See http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306204
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post Aug 30 2007, 06:46 PM
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QUOTE (ncollingridge @ Aug 30 2007, 06:53 PM) *
QUOTE (linathael @ Aug 30 2007, 08:51 AM) *

if one does need to disassemble the glass plate for adding/changing RAM modules


Not necessary - RAM is accessed through a door at the bottom. See http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306204

??
this is what I meant no?
one does not need to disassemble the glass plate for adding/changing RAM modules, but for all other operation it will be required...
my sentence is maybe not well built then..
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post Aug 30 2007, 07:03 PM
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QUOTE (ncollingridge @ Aug 30 2007, 05:53 PM) *
QUOTE (linathael @ Aug 30 2007, 08:51 AM) *

if one does need to disassemble the glass plate for adding/changing RAM modules


Not necessary - RAM is accessed through a door at the bottom. See http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306204

wink.gif ...is this Ives/Jobs idea of an erotic experience!?
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post Aug 31 2007, 08:43 AM
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QUOTE (Boomer @ Aug 30 2007, 11:59 AM) *
Seems to be a typo or is the 20" screen really more expensive then the 24"?

Wouldnt you be able to pull it off with these suchtioncup handles you use for carrying glass screens?
They are quite strong

bope
it is not a typo, that's why I stated we asked our sources to check it again smile.gif
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post Aug 31 2007, 09:13 AM
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I thought you just asked because you could not believe it that it was so cheap biggrin.gif
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post Sep 3 2007, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE (linathael @ Aug 30 2007, 06:46 PM) *
??
this is what I meant no?
one does not need to disassemble the glass plate for adding/changing RAM modules, but for all other operation it will be required...
my sentence is maybe not well built then..


I think that you missed out the word "not" from your original post, and that was why it was a bit misleading. BTW, I found a suction device for handling glass panels at our local glass suppliers that cost only 9.99PDS and should be more than strong enough for the job. You should be able to get one easily anywhere that glass is sold. It has two big sucker cups and a handle between them.
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post Sep 3 2007, 02:15 PM
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QUOTE (ncollingridge @ Sep 3 2007, 01:50 PM) *
I think that you missed out the word "not" from your original post, and that was why it was a bit misleading.

you are right , I must have been wacko.gif

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BTW, I found a suction device for handling glass panels at our local glass suppliers that cost only 9.99PDS and should be more than strong enough for the job. You should be able to get one easily anywhere that glass is sold. It has two big sucker cups and a handle between them.

For sure not all Apple Repair Center will purchase the certified sucker cup from Apple, but again it shows how Apple can pressure Certified Centers to make money out of them... dry.gif
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