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La eliminación de la pantalla requiere cortar el adhesivo con una herramienta de apertura iMac especializada. Una vez que haya completado su reparación, deberá seguir nuestra [guía | 15624 | Guía de cinta adhesiva] para raspar el adhesivo viejo y reemplazarlo con nuevas tiras adhesivas de doble adhesivo.

  1. Comenzando a la izquierda de la pantalla, cerca del botón de encendido, inserte la herramienta de apertura iMac en el espacio entre el panel de vidrio y la carcasa trasera.
    • Comenzando a la izquierda de la pantalla, cerca del botón de encendido, inserte la herramienta de apertura iMac en el espacio entre el panel de vidrio y la carcasa trasera.

    • El centro de la herramienta de apertura iMac evitará que empuje demasiado la rueda. Si utiliza una herramienta diferente, inserte no más de 3/8 pulg. En la pantalla. Se corre el riesgo de cortar los cables de la antena y causar daños graves.

    Would a heat gun make this step easier? Or damage the iMac?

    Clark Green - Contestar

    A heat gun wouldn’t help you here as you still need to cut though the adhesive. You also risk damaging the display with the excessive heat.

    Dan -

    Removing the original adhesive is easier than removing newly applied adhesive (e.g., if you have to reopen iMac).  If you should happen to need to reopen the iMac, please use extreme caution and highly consider my suggestions below.

    When using the pizza cutter tool, do the first few steps in reverse starting with step 8.  Starting on the left side is better since this is where the adhesive is narrowest.  The right side has two antennas and the top right has one, see the pictures for step 18-21, they are the brass colored metal rectangles near the edges.  The adhesive on these pieces are wider and therefore have more holding power.  The thickness of the pizza cutter tool is enough to crack the glass.

    Walter Hayden - Contestar

    Continuing from my previous comment.  To remove the adhesive on the right side you’ll need to create a very slight gap to give the pizza cutter some more room.  Do this by cutting the adhesive on the left side up and around to the camera.  Before attempting to cut the right side. Carefully slide the plastic cards (I purchased two sets) to ensure the adhesive on the left top and side is completely free.  Now slowly move towards the right side.  After every inch or two of removing new adhesive, slide the card over to create this slight gap.  Be careful to not move the card too close to where the adhesive has not been cut.  You want to create a very slight gap without creating too much pressure.  Use extra caution with approaching the areas where the antenna are since the adhesive is stronger here and will need some additional cutting.  Follow this approach all the way around the right side.  Be careful to not create too much pressure at any one time.  Good Luck!.

    Walter Hayden - Contestar

    I would highly, highly, highly recommend AGAINST doing this at home. I followed these instructions to a T, and still somehow managed to have the screen not be able to turn on after the hard drive replacement. Then, once you’ve opened your Mac yourself, Apple will refuse to fix anything on the computer, and even other third party, Apple-authorized repair facility will refuse to repair it for you, and you will have to locate a non-authorized Apple repair facility. There, I am having to pay ~$600 to fix things that got screwed up, even though I followed the instructions here to a T, step by step, and did everything slowly and methodically.

    Beware, if you’ve never done this before, that be locked out of ever being able to use an Apple repair facility, or Apple-authorized repair facility, if you mess things up here now.

    Luke Gibson - Contestar

    I performed this on a Late 2015 iMac and there weren’t any significant differences to these steps, but I did find the repair to be nerve-wracking. My model cost nearly $3,000 and about 10 steps into this guide (which I did fully read ahead of time) I was thinking, “what have I got myself into?” But I didn’t rush and happily I’m typing this on my repaired iMac! I found a video from OWC that was more useful than the photos in this guide for certain steps: https://vimeo.com/139364064

    Anthony Zimmerman - Contestar

  2. Use la herramienta como un cortador de pizza: gírelo a lo largo del espacio y cortará el adhesivo de espuma a través del centro.
    • Use la herramienta como un cortador de pizza: gírelo a lo largo del espacio y cortará el adhesivo de espuma a través del centro.

    • Asegúrese de empujar siempre con la manija detrás de la rueda de corte. Si tira, la rueda podría salirse del mango.

    • Ejecute la herramienta hacia arriba a lo largo del lado izquierdo de la pantalla.

    I found the 'pizza cutter' surprisingly smooth at cutting through four-year-old adhesive.

    Gerry - Contestar

    • Continúe girando la herramienta hacia arriba en la esquina superior izquierda.

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    • Corte el adhesivo a lo largo de la esquina superior izquierda de la pantalla.

    The pizza cutter will sink in all the way to the tool handle when the adhesive is full cut, but don’t feel you have to do this in one motion. Some parts cut easier and some require a lot (like 20x) of gentle back and forth.

    Anthony Zimmerman - Contestar

    • Continúa por la parte superior de la pantalla.

    • Es posible que desee ejecutar la herramienta hacia adelante y hacia atrás a través de lo que ya ha cortado un par de veces, para asegurarse de obtener la mayor cantidad de adhesivo separado como sea posible.

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    • Empuje la herramienta alrededor de la esquina superior derecha de la pantalla.

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    • Mueva la herramienta hacia abajo a lo largo del lado derecho de la pantalla.

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    • Finalice empujando la herramienta de apertura hacia la parte inferior del lado derecho de la pantalla.

    • En este punto, querrá volver a ejecutar la herramienta en toda la pantalla para asegurarse de cortar la mayor cantidad de adhesivo posible.

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    • Si bien la herramienta de apertura hizo la mayor parte del trabajo, la pantalla aún se adherirá ligeramente a la carcasa. Se necesitará una tarjeta de plástico para liberar el último adhesivo.

    • Coloque el iMac boca arriba en una mesa.

    • Comenzando desde la esquina superior derecha del iMac, inserte una tarjeta de plástico entre la pantalla y el marco.

      • Tenga cuidado de no insertarlo más de 3/8 ", o puede dañar los componentes internos.

    I actually DESTROYED my display (black vertical strips) by pushing the card in a bit TOO DEEP. So it is REALLY important to insert the card only a bit (1-2mm) more than the cutter wheel, in particular at the top side, where many flat cables connect the panel with the PCB. These can be damaged very easily!

    Peter Fischer - Contestar

    Same thing with me…. Pushed cards to far…. new panel needed…€600…..

    i think ifixit needs to place a bigger caveat, as I have missed it the first time

    Edgar Broekema - Contestar

    i successfully upgraded two imacs. one opened with ifixit pizza knife and another with a regular paper knife. however, when i had to open the first one once again i broke its screen glass. it seems ifixit adhesive strips are too strong. next time i’ll try to use heater to weaken glue tension.

    Eugene Kharkov - Contestar

    • Gire suavemente la tarjeta de plástico para abrir el espacio entre la pantalla y el marco.

    • Muévase despacio y tenga cuidado de no estresar demasiado el cristal de la pantalla; solo necesita hacer un espacio de aproximadamente 1/4 ".

    My children tend to collect cards like this from hotels, Disneyland, old IDs, iTunes cards, gift cards etc. They came in handy for this step. After wedging in the first card into the left corner, I wedged the left corner, then added cards along the bottom edge. Finally I continued to push in additional cards to existing cards and found that this created a smooth even pressure along the display top. At 2-3 card-thickness the last of the adhesive let go, gentle as a baby.

    Anthony Zimmerman - Contestar

    • Asegúrese de detener el corte antes de la cámara iSight en este paso, o puede dañarlo.

    • Deslice la tarjeta hacia el centro de la pantalla para cortar el adhesivo restante.

    was denn jetzt? Vor der Kamera aufhören, oder in Richtung Bildschirmmitte schieben, um DEN REST zu entfernen? Wenn ich vor der Kamera aufhöre, kann ich nicht alles an Kleber entfernen.

    Julia S. - Contestar

    • Vuelva a colocar la tarjeta en la esquina y déjela allí para evitar que se reubique el adhesivo.

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    • inserte una segunda tarjeta en el espacio entre la pantalla y el marco en la esquina superior izquierda.

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    • Gire suavemente la tarjeta, aumentando ligeramente el espacio entre la pantalla y el marco.

    • Al igual que con el otro lado, muévase lentamente para permitir que se rompa el adhesivo, y tenga cuidado de no sobre tensar el cristal de la pantalla.

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    • Deslice la tarjeta de plástico hacia el centro, deteniéndose de nuevo justo antes de la cámara iSight.

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    • Inserta la tarjeta nuevamente en la esquina superior izquierda.

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    • Solo levante la pantalla unas pulgadas; todavía está conectada al iMac mediante cables de datos y alimentación.

    • Con las tarjetas insertadas como se muestra cerca de las esquinas, gire suavemente las tarjetas para aumentar el espacio entre la pantalla y la carcasa.

    • Si hay secciones que parecen pegarse y no se separan, deje de girar y use una de las tarjetas para cortar el adhesivo en el área problemática.

    • Comience a levantar la parte superior de la pantalla desde el marco.

    I would recommend using suction cups at this stage to lift the display.

    Marco De Palma - Contestar

    • Mientras sostiene la pantalla con una mano, use la otra para desconectar el cable de alimentación de la pantalla.

      • Levante la pantalla lo suficiente para tener un acceso fácil a las conexiones, pero no tanto que estire los cables y acentúe sus conexiones (aproximadamente 8 ").

    Mark all cable connectors with a spot of white correction fluid before removal. This will remove the risk, when reinserting them later, of getting them the wrong way round. Yes - I know they will only plug in one way round, but it does make life easier if you are not in perfect lighting!

    Alastair Lack - Contestar

    At this step, if you mess up anything with these 2 cables, especially when plugging them back in, even if you think you’re following the instructions here to a T, then you’re screwed.

    I would highly, highly, highly recommend AGAINST doing this at home. I followed these instructions to a T, and still somehow managed to have the screen not be able to turn on after the hard drive replacement. Then, once you’ve opened your Mac yourself, Apple will refuse to fix anything on the computer, and even other third party, Apple-authorized repair facility will refuse to repair it for you, and you will have to locate a non-authorized Apple repair facility. There, I am having to pay ~$600 to fix things that got screwed up, even though I followed the instructions here to a T, step by step, and did everything slowly and methodically.

    Beware, if you’ve never done this before, that be locked out of ever being able to use an Apple repair facility, or Apple-authorized repair facility, if you mess things up here now.

    Luke Gibson - Contestar

    The display cable, the wider one, has a lock on it , usually a plastic tape lift tab to release it, once thats flipped it should come out fairly easily, if your experiencing resistance and the cable isn’t coming out then check for this lock/latch, the power cable just pulls out, just don’t rush it everything should go fine, fairly easy to do with the end result a working iMac

    Ed tabickman - Contestar

    • Levante el soporte de retención de metal en el cable de datos de la pantalla.

    • Desconecte el cable de datos de la pantalla.

      • Esta es una conexión delicada que se puede romper fácilmente. Asegúrese de sacar el conector del cable de datos de la pantalla directamente de su zócalo, hacia la parte superior del iMac.

    I replaced HDD to SSD and assembled parts again. When I boot up the iMac, I found black lines on display (looks partly not broken).

    I searched Internet, and some says graphic card problem, but I didn't touch anything but cable to lift up.

    Could the damaged display data cable cause this situation? I hope I could fix this by just replacing the cables..

    chansung park - Contestar

    Sorry, Black lines is a damaged display assembly ;-{ In the process of removing it you either pushed the tool into deep or you torqued the glass severing the tiny wire traces.

    Dan -

    Same trouble here, is it cable trouble or connector trouble?

    redfoxydarrest - Contestar

    Sorry damaged display

    Dan -

    I think whenever words like "...is a delicate connection that can be broken. Be sure to pull the [cable in a certain direction] ANYTIME.... It is worth either a closeup or 2, maybe one with annotations or insertion directions and maybe a motion direction arrow with the something like and 'X' char or a circle division slash over the wrong one.

    john - Contestar

    I agree! +1

    Jim Reitz -

    [|There are 2 cables to disconnect on my Mac (?). Also, I don’t see a metal retaining bracket. I can take a picture, but cannot attach. I got the glass loose with no problem, but am worried about damaging the cables]

    Jim Kelly - Contestar

    Hi Jim! You can go to our Answers Forum to post some better images of your situation!

    Sam Lionheart -

    At this step, if you mess up anything with these 2 cables, especially when plugging them back in, even if you think you’re following the instructions here to a T, then you’re screwed.

    I would highly, highly, highly recommend AGAINST doing this at home. I followed these instructions to a T, and still somehow managed to have the screen not be able to turn on after the hard drive replacement. Then, once you’ve opened your Mac yourself, Apple will refuse to fix anything on the computer, and even other third party, Apple-authorized repair facility will refuse to repair it for you, and you will have to locate a non-authorized Apple repair facility. There, I am having to pay ~$600 to fix things that got screwed up, even though I followed the instructions here to a T, step by step, and did everything slowly and methodically.

    Beware, if you’ve never done this before, that be locked out of ever being able to use an Apple repair facility, or Apple-authorized repair facility, if you mess things up here now.

    Luke Gibson - Contestar

    Can anybody upload an image of how the display can get damaged from removing it? I find it hard to believe (though I’m reading the horror stories here) that a whole display can get damaged. Especially when many of us were following to a T and being VERY CAREFUL.

    Thanks.

    Bryan - Contestar

    • Levante la pantalla hasta una posición casi vertical.

    • En este punto, todavía hay una tira de adhesivo en la parte inferior de la pantalla, que mantendrá la pantalla en el marco como una bisagra. Puede aflojar este adhesivo al subir y bajar la pantalla varias veces.

    • Retire la mayor cantidad de adhesivo posible agarrándolo por los bordes exteriores, y luego tirando o rodando hacia el centro.

    Thank you Stef, that's what i will do next time, i cracked the lower part of the screen went opening very slowly, that's probably why those "tabs are for !!

    dforgues - Contestar

    Thanks Stef, this has saved me! Simple yet very effective.

    David Zemsky - Contestar

    Yep, I cracked the lower corner of the display as well. I failed to work the adhesive enough to loosen it sufficiently. Be careful, I just had to buy my customer another screen!

    Peter Haigh - Contestar

    There seems to be missing a step or two. As I was removing the old display, there are two wires that need to get transferred to the new replacement display. There is not note about these two wires located at the top of the display. The 1.128-inch ribbon cable and then this other 4-inch long, two-wire cable that goes to a very small circuit board that is 1/4 by 3/8 of an inch and seems to be adhered to the panel.I have not been able to get this cable off the old display. There is a port for it on the replacement display.

    Note: When ordering this screen, and plastic cards as noted tools, ifixit.com did not list the pizza cutter or the new replacement adhesive strips. So now I’m not sure how to get the new one on and secure.

    Todd Derek - Contestar

    The adhesive strip along the bottom is designed with a pull tab on each outer end. Rather than lever and pull the screen simply carefully pull the tab which removes that half of the lower adhesive strip and frees up the screen.

    Andrew Stephens - Contestar

    • Si es necesario, se puede usar una tarjeta de plástico para cortar las secciones restantes de la tira adhesiva inferior.

    • Tenga mucho cuidado de no tocar los cables del condensador ni las juntas de soldadura expuestas en la parte posterior de la fuente de alimentación (enmarcadas en rojo).

    Would have been helpful to box the same red area when using the plastic card to separate the glue. Since the red blocked picture is inverted, if someone doesn't pay close attention it may not be obvious that the area of concern is at the right top of the graphic pictures in which the plastic card use is being demonstrated..

    Wizbang FL - Contestar

    you don't need to cut the bottom part as the bottom tape is stuck on each side and you can easily pull it out

    Thomas Webb - Contestar

    What is the twisted wire taped to the back of the display that can bee seen in the upper right of the first two pictures? I have an 27” iMac without a screen an my replacement does not have this wire. I think it is a temperature sensor but do not know where it connects to.

    Eric - Contestar

    [|I opened up my iMac and there’s no HDD or SSD in that spot. its just empty.]

    John Warmann - Contestar

    Please update the picture to include the RED BOXED IN AREA that you refer to on all three pictures in this step. I have had a few zaps from these supplies and it is not pleasant.

    Charlie Nancarrow - Contestar

    • Tenga mucho cuidado al manipular la pantalla: es grande, pesada y está hecha de vidrio.

    • Levanta la pantalla del marco y retírala del iMac.

    • Puede ser necesario levantar lentamente de un lado, para pelar contra el adhesivo restante.

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    • Con la bisagra libre para moverse, el iMac estará desequilibrado y difícil de trabajar. Las reparaciones se pueden completar con el iMac, pero son más rápidas y fáciles con una cuña de servicio iMac.

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I'd like to note, that it is in no way necessary to save the wedge for when the screen is removed. In fact, the wedge is used when removing the LCD, because the rear housing may tilt when removing it, and the wedge counters this.

So, for your own sake, DO NOT lay down the iMac, but in stead, leave it standing upright, with the wedge in place, when removing the display, and let it stay there until you're done with servicing your iMac.

MorbidMylar - Contestar

Also, from step 18 through 22, the iMac needs to be standing upright, NOT lying down, as you can easily damage the glass when lifting it like that.

MorbidMylar - Contestar

Since there is not antenna wire to cut around the frame, I used a razor blade and and stopped at the camera and it worked like a charm. Where the guide used the card on the bottom edge for the final cut, I used a razor blade also and it only took one cut verses going back and forth with a card.

When I used a tool, the adhesive kept sticking together again as the guide mentions. The razor cut the adhesive down the center itself, so it was one easy pass and on sticky adhesive.

If you take a small chip out of the glass on the edge or crack, just get cell phone protector and cut it to size. You can also go to home depot and they have a glass specific crazy glue that you can first put in the crack or chip (do not put on the casing part. I cleaned with crazy glue first). Use a razor to get the glue into the crack, let dry and then clean off and put on the screen protector. I used rubbing alcohol first to clean the glass and chip area.

Not a perfect solution, but better than $700+ for a display.

jim - Contestar

When you cutting the edge you can also put some books under the display part to keep it level and easy to go around as you cut. If you cut the bottom all the way with the razor, you will have a clean cut and you can pull it towards you while the unit is as described in the guide steps 18-22. I do not like the idea of standing up the unit as there is more pressure on the bottom edge of the glass from the displaly

jim - Contestar

Has anyone tried to used the iMac without the display panel ? Mine runs at full fan speed and the startup screen turns into purple colour !

Can anyone tell me what is happening?

Keanwc - Contestar

Is there any way to separate the display glass from the LCD or are they fused?

adindb - Contestar

just one note, when replacing the new screen witch is fused and cannot remove the lcd from glass....i noticed that i put the new screen that didn't came with the lcd cable, started the computer and fan started to the max, well on this guide does not tell u that also u have to transfer the lcd thermal sensor, otherwise fan will be running so fast, after i transferred it computer was working perfectly. good luck replacing the screen....I am a tech from experimac west loop chicago.

Ivan Martinez - Contestar

I have now ordered my second LCD screen from vendors on Amazon and both of these have arrived with the wrong connectors. My iMac is a (late 2013) model A1419 and even though the LCD replacements I ordered earlier claim they were for an A1419, the internal plug-ins are different sizes than my iMac requires. My iMac requires a 6 wire connection on the right hand side flat cable connector, NOT the 12 wire connector that came on the LCD replacement screen and the cable connector in the middle of my iMac screen is about 1/4" shorter than the connector on LCD replacement screen I just received. Can this be so hard??? Can anyone tell me how to make sure I order a replacement LCD screen with the right connectors for my iMac (late 2013) model with the right internal cable connections? Thank you, Dave J.

Dave Jensen - Contestar

Hi everyone

I have a tip for everyone who removed the screen on your iMac. If you don't need to replace the screen, I try to avoid removing the lower section of the sticker/glue on the screen. If you are just replacing hard drive or anything minor. Why? Factory glue is better and it is still perfectly line up. When trying to place the screen, there is always a risk of sticking offset by few mm and those dam stickers won't let you move or redo it.

Also i like to keep sticker/glue free on the side and top part of the screen. I just have the lower section and use few inches or black electrical on top corners to hold the screen in place. Why? For future repair or cleaning. If I want to change or upgrade hard drive. I just remove the tape and have access into the iMac without the hassle of cutting the glue again. If you just have the stickers/glue on the bottom, you can just move the screen like engine hood of your car - up and down. Of course just be careful if need to move the iMac around.

iphone_hack - Contestar

Dave - my advice on ordering parts, remove the old screen first, check the part number and contact your supplier. Don't order by the iMac model number. The screen will have a sticker and you will know for sure which part to order. Also I always remove the screen first before I order. In case you screw up, you need to order other parts, or worst. Machine is dead, no point to order a $400-600 screen.

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