I have a 2007 iMac 24inch, and I’m starting to notice the display is giving out (very opaque lines across a section of the screen, which sometimes do not appear. It is the display though, as I confirmed this at the Apple store), and my warranty has expired (162 days past). The cost of a replacement is $500+, which would be insured up to two years if Apple replaced it. I just don’t see the benefit, as the monitor is just starting to show this, and I’m not really sure how much more time I will get from the current display.
Does anybody have any good experienced with third-party vendors? Or, a good place to purchase a new display? I live in San Francisco. I’m looking for a cheaper display, otherwise, I might just wait until this one dies completely, then hook another monitor up to it, and mirror the display. I would rather buy a Mac Pro vs dishing out 500+ into my current iMac. Any suggestions, ideas?
Note: This is not the glass in front of the display, it’s the display itself.
Edit: I had to make a small edit. My warranty has expired 162 past the orginal date, sorry for the confusion.