I'm not sure if you were lucky (that the iMac still works) or unlucky (that the desk gave way).
The service manual explains how to remove the bezel but in my opinion the risk of causing more damage is such that I wouldn't attempt it:
- iMac 17" 1GHz (4MB PDF)
Thanks for your response.
The link doesn't work.. But I'm pretty much confident that I'm careful with these delicate iMacs.. I might even buy a dead iMac and take that apart to practice on!
Anyways, would the process be something like, remove the screws, lift the bezel without snapping the cables, etc? Let me know.
Hmm. My links to these pages often suspiciously break. Drop me an email at the address in my profile.
The cables in the (20" display at least) casing are short, taped in place and have very fragile connectors.
I'd be tempted to glue the bezel.