2009 iMac screen on the fritz?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Liffey, May 24, 2014.

  1. Liffey macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2010
    So just starting about 10 minutes ago, there have been pixels flashing around all over my iMac screen. Groups of 1-10 pixels will randomly turn colors creating a sparkling effect. In photoshop it was extremely bad. Also quite bad on youtube pages (not just the video part)

    I restarted my computer and it's back to normal. However I'm still a bit unsettled by it. Is my screen in its final days, or was that just a strange one time occurrence?

    I was planning to upgrade iMacs at some point, but wanted to wait til this year's refresh is announced. And if it's just a cheap version as rumored then I'd rather wait til next year.
  2. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    Sounds more like a graphics card issue to me. At one point Apple posted a Knowledge Base Article on a firmware update to solve this: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3181

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