Should I repair a dead lcd display early 2008 iMac
My iMac shows undulating shades of gray and does nothing else when I turn it on or wake from sleep. I tried a safe start, starting from the cd, zapped the pram, unplugged for 10 minutes and let it on at least 30 minutes. Apple tech said the lcd display is dead and new display and labor is $750. He could sell me a new 2011 iMac and transfer my data for $120 labor.
Is replacing the lcd display a dyi? Can I transfer my data to a new iMac by using another screen added to the old imac? Would I be able to see the desktop on the external screen?
Is it worth the trouble and expense of repairing the iMac or just buy the new iMac?
Thanks for your help.
Is this a good question?