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Any experience in repairing iMac 2012+ glass?

My father was moving his office around and managed to knock over his 2012 21.5 iMac resulting in some cracks across the screen, none of these cracks took any chunks out and is basically just lines in the glass, does anyone have any expericane or suggestions in repairing the glass itself rather than replacement or new device, I was considering using some commercial windshield repair if I have no other option, thank you in advance.

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The glass is part of the display, so if you want to replace the glass you'll have to replace the display as well. If it's just cracked I'd leave it alone. It's a nearly 10 year old computer, so the cost for replacing the display probably wouldn't be worth it. 

 

This is one of the more annoying parts of the design of the iMac. The 2007-2011 iMacs had a front glass panel that was physically separate from the display itself, but the 2012 redesign fused the display and glass together. This improved the display quality (the air gap between the glass and display on the previous models could cause blurring issues at times), but at the cost of repairability. 

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5 hours ago, BondiBlue said:

This improved the display quality (the air gap between the glass and display on the previous models could cause blurring issues at times), but at the cost of repairability. 

Nah mate you're missing the most important part, it allowed the machine to be thinner. /s Because who doesn't want a thinner machine that's just going to be sitting on their desk? 

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5 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

Nah mate you're missing the most important part, it allowed the machine to be thinner. /s Because who doesn't want a thinner machine that's just going to be sitting on their desk? 

The thinner design is actually pretty nice, especially if you need to move the machine. They weigh much less than the earlier models, and thanks to improved display backlighting and other component choices they run much, much cooler. 

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Okay thanks, I did look around and found the price of a new screen was a shocking amount, and idea on that windshield glass repair stuff as it fixes windshield cracks easily

 

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