Model A1419 / Late 2012 / 2.9 & 3.2 GHz Core i5 or 3.4 GHz Core i7 Processor, ID iMac13,2

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Replacement Screen Help please

Hi All,

I have a late 2012 iMac with a cracked screen.

I’ve been searching eBay for a replacement and there seems to be a bunch of different options.

Question is: Can’t I use any “used” 27” screen I can find, or does each year have a specific screen that must be used?

Screen P/N is LM270WQ1 SD F1

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Apple uses a few different screens so you can’t just throw anything in. You’ll need to focus on A1419 Late 2012 to Late 2013 screens - Apple P/N’s 661-7169 (Late 2012) or 661-7885 (Late 2013) LG screen - LM270WQ1 SD F1

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Each year does have a specific screen assembly that will only work with a specific EMC. Reason being is that the display cable connectors are vastly different.

For example I have two iMacs, one is a 2009 Core 2 Duo, another one is a 2010 Core i3.

This iMac is the display data cable for my 2009 Core 2 Duo iMac (view original image for a better view)

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Now this is my Core i3 iMac

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As you can see these have vastly different connectors therefore making them non interchangeable. Hope this answers your question. You can get the proper screen for your iMac here

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