I am looking for a replacement LCD panel for a 20" iMac (model MA589LL). My iMac has a cracked screen not covered by warranty. The Apple Part number is 661-3881. The manufacturer's part number is LG Philips LM201W01-SLA3. I have not been able to find a supplier of these panels outside of Apple repair facilities, who want between $750-900. It just doesn't make sense, when I can purchase a brand new Apple 20" Cinema Display for ~$500. I have been told that the cinema display panel and the iMac panel aren't the same, but it just seems really high. There are apparently distributors that have this panel, but they won't sell to consumers. Anyone know where I can get a replacement panel for a reasonable cost?
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Hi, if no longer under warranty? a replacement screen is only option. Is the main lcd panel cracked also, i.e. bleeding in display when pressed? There is an outer cover on top of lcd panel known as the digitizer, this part controls the touch movement of screen. If lcd is undamaged a new digitizer can be purchased at reasonable price here.http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale/wholesale-kocaso-touch-screen.html
you can find replacement panels but expect to pay $250 plus for one. You will need to take the back cover off the set and get the panel model # off the back of the panel. There should be a white sticker on the back of the panel stating the model #. You will need to get a replacement panel that matches your model # EXACTLY
If you have Accidental Insurance Cover on your household insurance or covered by other means then you will be offered a replacement TV. If not there is no cost effective answer as to have it repaired is generally more costly than a replacement item. Contact and authorised Toshiba service cetre for advice.
The set needs a new LCD if it looks cracked and swirly, the colors all run together in the area of the crack don't they! If it is cracked it can't be fixed. you can replace the lcd but I am not sure if a warranty will cover a cracked screen or not. You will need to contact LG and be very nice to them and see if they will honer the warranty on this.
This is a common issue to occur to LCD monitors when the LCD panel is faulty, there is trouble with an internal cable that connects the panel to the power source (or inverter) or sometimes the trouble lies with the plastic bezel surrounding the monitor. The plastic bezel is improperly applied or warped in some way due to excessive heat or simply over time and it may be pinching/pressing against the panel cause the screen to flex slightly and cause the lines to appear.
First, in the event that the LCD monitor is under the manufacturer's warranty or another form of coverage - such as an extended warranty - this should qualify for a replacement under warranty coverage.
If it is out of warranty or not covered in anyway, proceed with the steps below:
A. Plastic Bezel Flexing
Check the plastic bezel for flexing, the easiest method is to simply press down softly on the plastic nearest to where the lines are. Press down softly while slowly applying slight pressure on the area. Looking for any signs of the lines disappearing (or getting worse). If the pressure applied to too much, you could crack the underlying liquid crystal display so do take good care to patiently press down on the screen.
B. Internal Component Failure
Internal components such as an LCD cable or inverter board are much cheaper from $3-12 per component.
C. Faulty LCD Panel
In the event that the LCD panel is faulty, the only solution is to replace the faulty LCD panel which will cost from about $65-120 for the replacement part. Some online retailers, like eBay typically have panels for sale by other users at about $20-30 but bare in mind that these units are sold as-is with no warranty what so ever and usually have no guarantees as to if they will work and for how long.
Aside from that, there are some online services that offer repairs of damaged LCD panels. These services can usually be anywhere from $25-70 to correct the panel for a flat fee and warranty their work for 30-90 days, depending on the service provided.
If you have a crack in the screen, NO the panel will have to be replaced, sorry to give you the bad news, even if the set is in warranty, Sony will not replace the panel if it is physically broken. The cost to replace the panel out of warranty is cost prohibitive.
I have the same problem with a 52" inch XBR. Went to sony and have a extended warranty. Warranty doesn't cover physical or accidental damage. To replace the panel costs more than buying a new TV. This is not fair to consumer. The warranty I paid for is useless and I can't even get it repaired. There should be some kind of group action to resolve this issue.