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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:24 AM   #1
Chuckstones
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Concerned about my new 21.5 screen!

I took delivery of my new 21.5 base imac on Monday. Fantastic piece of kit and very pleased with it apart from a concern about the screen!!

I have read many threads regarding issues with apple screens. Not just the imac but also ipad and iPhone issues. Such as backlight bleed and yellowing etc.
I did in fact replace an ipad 3 earlier this year due to severe backlight problems. But my current one is near perfect!

I am in no way a perfectionist nor do I suffer from OCD. And realise nothing in life is perfect!

But I am just a bit bothered by my imac screen!
If for example I have my calender or safari fully blown. (Or any white/light background)
The top of the screen is brilliant white but as you move down the screen it seems to graduate into an off white/slightly yellow. This is especially noticeable when scrolling for example.
But if I open an app and it takes up only a portion of the screen it isn't really that bad!
The backlight seems ok apart from slight bleed on right but not too concerned about it.
The weird thing is. If I stand back from the screen say approx 5'. I can't notice it!!
A very nice chap at apple guided me through transfering data from my old pc on the phone. And I mentioned this to him and he said his screen was exactly the same. And I don't think he was trying to fob me off.

The thing is I could exchange and get a worse one. And was wondering if anyone else has same issue.
Love the machine. It far exceeded my expectations. And some advice would be most appreciated!!

Btw. There is no point in taking and posting pics as it just wouldn't show. As like I mentioned if I stand back it isn't noticeable. Only when I am sat down in front of it at my desk!

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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Give it another week than recheck for screen uniformity.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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I'm in a same situation.
Is it normal?
I don't know because I'm the first user for a big screen.

I'm considering about exchange.
Although I'll receive a worse unit, I would do so maybe.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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2 things:

1 - don't listen to people that tell you it's "the glue, and it needs to dry fully". That's a load of garbage.

2 - they've been using these same screens for awhile and what you're describing is exactly what I had with every single iMac I've ever owned (3 of them). Noticeable difference in color on a browser depending upon where you look. I finally gave up expecting any better from Apple, as they simply don't appear to give a damn.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:46 AM   #5
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This is what to do.

Wait a little while first. I have no clue why, but the first time I turned on my Retina iPad I couldn't believe how weird it looked, really yellow.

I thought, oh no it's true

Then after a short while i didn't see this. Notice how I said "I didn't see this", and not "it was gone"? This is because I haven't a clue what it all means, and I don't care really.

Point is: give it about a week and if your are still freaking, then go somewhere where there are other iMacs and examine them. If you see a difference, bring it in to an Apple store and have them turn it on while you are there and ask their opinion. Now these tech guys range from useful to arrogant, so feel your way thought that mess.

Good luck
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:50 AM   #6
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Uhhh this what scares me on my 27" that will be here Monday
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:24 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by mac jones View Post
This is what to do.

Wait a little while first. I have no clue why, but the first time I turned on my Retina iPad I couldn't believe how weird it looked, really yellow.

I thought, oh no it's true

Then after a short while i didn't see this. Notice how I said "I didn't see this", and not "it was gone"? This is because I haven't a clue what it all means, and I don't care really.

Point is: give it about a week and if your are still freaking, then go somewhere where there are other iMacs and examine them. If you see a difference, bring it in to an Apple store and have them turn it on while you are there and ask their opinion. Now these tech guys range from useful to arrogant, so feel your way thought that mess.

Good luck
You got used to a screen that was uniformly warm (yellow hue). You never get used to a screen that has large portions of the screen a different temp/color than other parts of the screen.
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