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A1418 / EMC 3069 / 2017 / 3.0 GHz quad-core i5, 3.4 GHz quad-core i5 or 3.6 GHz quad-core i7 Processor. Released June 8, 2017.

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Screen replacement 21.5 inch A1418 2017 model

I have a 2017 IMac A1418 with a cracked screen. Everyone says the aftermarket replacement is not out yet. Can I use a 2016 or earlier screen? Or does it have to be 2017?

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Use these numbers to find your Display: Apple P/N's 661-7109, 661-7513, & 661-00156

These Macs use the same screen:.

  • iMac 21,5" A1418, Late 2012, iMac13,1
  • iMac 21,5" A1418, Early 2013, iMac13,1
  • iMac 21,5" A1418, Late 2013, iMac14,1 and iMac14,3
  • iMac 21,5" A1418, Mid 2014, iMac14,4
  • iMac 21,5" A1418, Late 2015, iMac16,1
  • iMac 21,5" A1418, 2017, iMac18,1*

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Is it the screen that’s cracked, or the glass panel that covers the LCD display?

It’s far more common for the glass to be cracked, because the glass is exposed. It’s possible, but less common for the LCD to be cracked, but since it’s behind the glass, it’s (somewhat) protected from damage.

I suppose it’s possible for both to be cracked, if something was thrown at your iMac with sufficient force (or if your iMac were lying on it’s back, screen up, and something heavy were dropped on it).

But when I’ve serviced iMacs with “cracked screens,” it was always just the glass that was cracked. I’ve never had to replace an iMac LCD display.

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Can I get the glass cover by itself?


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Any iMac 2012 or newer have the glass and display glued together - unlike older models where the glass was held by magnets and easily replaced.

It’s now 7 years after the 2012 model came out and nobody sells just the glass, so they probably won’t due to repair difficulty and low success rate, manufacturing costs, etc.

Your only choice is to replace the whole display which is not cheap, but can be found from the usual online markets for less than what Apple would charge.

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