Power outage led to screwed up monitor

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  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

    goodtimes5

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    My iMac was sleeping and a power outage hit. The next day I booted up my iMac and I heard cracking noises in my LCD monitor. Now I have all these distorted pixels. Vertical lines of missing pixels. IS THIS PERMANENT?
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    You had it on a quality surge protector, right?
     
  3. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    goodtimes5

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    No, it was just plugged in right into the wall socket.
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I would call Applecare. You could have experienced a power surge (usually associated with power outages).

    Good luck to you.
     
  5. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh wow, thank god. It's not permanent. I unplugged the power cord to let the monitor take a break. Then I gave my screen a 10 minute massage with a soft cloth =) And here we are, monitor good as new.
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Thats good it works now, but the cracking noises would be enough for me to give Applecare a ring-a-ling just to make sure all is well.
     

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