24" iMac Backlight Issues?

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  1. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    I just received my 24" iMac and it only ha one problem that I can tell. The backlight gets dim on both the right and left sides of the LCD. Does anyone else have a similar problem on the 24" iMacs? If so, has anyone talked to Apple about and if so, what did they say?

    This is not something I am terribly concerned about. Unless I have a solid color desktop or image across the entire screen, I can't really notice it. But when the computer boots up, it is quite obvious.
     
  2. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    All LCDs have some level of uneven backlighting due to the way they produce their image. How uneven it is varies, partly with how much they cost - that's one reason why Eizo LCDs cost so much - instead of using one or two tubes and mirrors etc, they have direct backlights. Essentially, whether it is acceptable is down to you. If you can only see it with a completely even, bright screen, then that suggests to me that there isn't anything much wrong.

    David
     
  3. nodabs macrumors regular

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    This was one of the first things i noticed in booting up my iMac as well, both edges have some backlight "bleeding"... i've seen it before on other monitors but i believe it's more pronounced on the 24" screen, perhaps due to it's size. It doesn't really bother me, but i suppose it could be annoying if you were watching a movie that was letterboxed or something similar...
     
  4. Josias macrumors 68000

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    My MacBook have some arch shaped bleedings in the backlight, and that is the smallest computer display Apple produce today. I wouldn't count on it being due to the size. I notice it when booting and watching 4:3 movies (which I do a lot due to BootCamp and Family Guy). Do you think I'm in for a repair or?
     
  5. dylan macrumors 6502

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    My 20" has is the same. With an all black desktop, cranked backlight and no lights it is VERY noticable. Should I call Apple?
     
  6. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    it is a problem with many variants of LCD technology
     
  7. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    I would actually get it exchanged if it was obvious when having non-black images on the screen. I can to a limited extent live with my 2005 FPW having backlight bleeding while watching fullsize widescreen, but if it goes 4:3 or letterboxing it's just plain annoying. If you use the computer to work on, nevermind, if you also use it as a media center, send it back. It's not ok.
     
  8. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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