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IMac A1419 black screen help

I've got a iMac a1419 when I hit the power button it turns on you hear chimes black light than turns on and I see a black thick line in the middle of the screen but dissapears my guess the line is the apple logo does any one know how I could fix it

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If this was mine.

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I uploaded a video

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This video is unavailable.

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I'm unsure if that will change what I would do next.

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A pic of the screen

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That's not good.

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It's most likely a mainboard failure. At least try the resets you read about on apples and change the battery (may not be simple or noted by Apple).

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Up for a new screen

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My son decided to charge at the computer desk pushing my screen of the desk smashing it so now my question is if its the main board would I be better off buying a screen and a main board or a new imac

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Can you exlain the charge?

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If the screen is cracked then I'd pull the HDD out to some USB case to get access to files you forgot to backup or to slip into a same model working iMac. The costs are going to mount as my guess is a mainboard. And now it appears the LCD has taken a beating.

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