2006 imac problems

Discussion in 'iMac' started by frito1224, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    i have a 2006 imac when it gets warm it puts a horizontal line through the screen and then it will occasionaly freeze, any way to fix this issue
  2. macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Sounds like bad graphics to me, so that would be a bad logic board.

    So, yes. You can fix it by buying a new machine.
  3. MTI
    macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Not so fast . . . if it's the 17" iMac, there are plenty of good iMac motherboards attached to vertical stripey LCD panels, that the OP could probably get cheap. :D
  4. macrumors 68000

    Sep 10, 2008
    Asheville, NC
    Good point. I'm just less inclined to consider the used route.
  5. MacHamster68, Jul 22, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011

    macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i would not go the used part route unless you want to go from one problem to the next , as the stripes are more common then rain in a british summer
    so a used logicboard is likely to devellop the same fault or others very soon , as a used board has the same age , and the faults come with age , a reason why those early intel iMac's can now be had for less then the price of a equal Mac mini (same processor) here in the UK as more and more iMac's fail (display /logicboard )
    so sell as quick as you physiacally can for as much as possible

    getting a Mac is like the property ladder , use it for 1-2 years then sell it with profit and get a newer better one ,keep it 1-2 years and sell for profit ,get a new one, keep it for 1-2 years andsell for profit , get a bigger and newer......... and you never again spend more then £200 tops on a new Mac
    if you dont follow that strategy it will get expensive to keep up with repairs after apple care ended

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