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Old 05-13-2007, 11:44 AM   #1
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G4 iMac Loose Neck

My G4 iMac has a loose neck and won't stay in the position I like. It always slowly drops down.

Is there a way to tighten it up?
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:14 PM   #2
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Yes - you can tighten the hinges at each joint - so I have heard. The hinges probably only need a very small amount of tightening to help. Good luck in finding a tool that will fit the unusual 3-pin hinge nuts. I have not been successful in finding something that will fit.
The only other choice is replacing the neck completely, which would be an expensive repair just to have tighter hinges.
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Old 05-13-2007, 01:20 PM   #3
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ok, I'll tackle the hinges, sweet
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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Dr. Bott used to sell a "neck tool" that you could use to adjust and tighten the iMac G4's neck hinges. I don't see it on their site now. Maybe you could search on eBay or some other forums to see if someone actually bought and still has one?
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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sounds to me like it is not the hinges, the neck itself is spring loaded and if it has failed you must replace it. Apple won't even let certified repair technicians take apart the neck since it is spring loaded. If you take it apart wrong, you could poke your eye out or worse perhaps.

The neck assembly comes in one piece and requires the complete disassembly of the computer. Done several myself, and that is almost always the case when the screen won't stay in fixed positions.
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:08 PM   #6
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it's seems to be okay now, wierd. Just as well from tlarkin's post
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