new imac problem...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by expergo, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. expergo macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    #1
    hey,

    i just bought a new 17" iMac and it's great except for this thing i noticed. the screen itself is shifted to the right and slightly slanted. i would take a pic but don't have a camera on me. the part between the actual screen and the bezel is black, and that black part is noticeable more on the left side than on the right. is this normal?

    it's certainly noticeable.
     
  2. fall3n macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
  3. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    #3
    I agree just return it. If you bought it from a store just take it back and get a new one, if you ordered online make the phone call.
     
  4. expergo thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    #4
    yah...just sucks. installed a lot of stuff already. heh...should've checked it over first. didn't think there'd be such a stupid thing.

    here's some pics...

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Gee macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Location:
    London, UK
    #5
    Hmmm. Doesn't look like a sending-back problem to me.

    Is it one of those things that, once you've noticed, you can't stop noticing?
     
  6. expergo thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    #6
    Yeah. It's not even that it's shifted to the right, but that it's also angled which makes it stick out more. Anyways, I called the Applestore and they told me to just bring it in to exchange it. I hate lugging it around the mall though!
     
  7. rhoydotp macrumors 6502

    rhoydotp

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    #7
    you paid for it. if you notice something that would bug you for the life of it, return and get a new one. if it is the same, too bad, get another model (or platform, for that matter).
     
  8. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Location:
    Southampton UK
  9. BilltheCat macrumors regular

    BilltheCat

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Sanford FL
    #9
    I dont suppose it can just be adjusted, like other monitors can? you know slant, height, width, etc. ?
     
  10. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Location:
    Southampton UK
    #10
    negative, you can only change the res and colours.

    You could change it if it was an external monitor, because those have setting on the monitor itself. But i dont think the iMac screen has that on it. At least, mine doesnt.
     
  11. expergo thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    #11
    Update: Got another one and it looks fine now.

    I brought it in and the genius checked it out (at the back) and told the cashier (the person I was talking to) that there was nothing wrong. Whatever...I told them the problem and I hope they don't just sell it like that.
     
  12. Tommyjolly macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2007
    Location:
    Sheffield, UK
    #12
    Mine looks like that as well except for it not being angled.
    I've never seen an imac without the black border.
    But it's reasonable for you to bring it back if it's angled.
    The retail stores are really liberal in issues like these and
    are acting really professional...
     

Share This Page