24'' iMac Backlight Bleeding Issues

technosexual

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Oct 8, 2007
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I don't know if any of you rememberer four years ago the issues faced with PowerBook G4s and ghosting where the company actually had replaced affected screens admitting there was a defect in manufacturing.

Last Friday I had purchased a 24'' iMac and I am seeing something similar that I had seen in my PowerBook four years ago.

I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue and contacted the company, and/or if you think the ghosting I am seeing is a cause for concern.



Thanks!
 

Bolteh

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Sep 20, 2007
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I got the same thing, but only un the lower left corner.. Doesn't bother me at all, and I only notice it when the screen is completely black (but can't even see it when watching a DVD with black borders)
 

l33r0y

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Aug 7, 2007
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If you intend to report this to Apple, you should use the term 'backlight bleed'. 'Ghosting' is something completely different. :)
 

Nordichund

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Aug 21, 2007
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The only time I see something like that on my machine is when I´m booting into XP. If that was happening on my sceen saver like yours I would want an immediate replacement.
 

technosexual

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Oct 8, 2007
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Thanks for all your input, especially the correct terminology. I used the word "ghosting" because it truly does resemble that problem that was faced with the PowerBooks back in the day.

I will go ahead and contact the Apple Store today and see what they can do for me. I'm afraid it'll be a "send your computer in and we'll get it repaired" kinda thing.
 

Irunnoft

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Oct 30, 2007
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Thanks for all your input, especially the correct terminology. I used the word "ghosting" because it truly does resemble that problem that was faced with the PowerBooks back in the day.

I will go ahead and contact the Apple Store today and see what they can do for me. I'm afraid it'll be a "send your computer in and we'll get it repaired" kinda thing.
I have the same problem on my new iMac. I bought a 24" 2.8ghz model and I noticed it just last night when I watched a movie in a dark room. I can't really see it in normal lighting or when a picture is being displayed on the monitor. Just when there is a black background. Mine is in almost the same locations.

I've heard the term referred to as "spotlighting," but a previous poster is correct, it is called backlight bleed.
 

technosexual

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Oct 8, 2007
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ghosting lol
Once again, I'm sorry if I sounded like a noob. But that was what my issue with my PowerBook was, back in the day. Since it looked similar, I thought that they were one and the same. I'm sorry.

But I do thank everyone who gave me their professional input making me more knowledgeable and better informed.

I have tried phoning Apple Care, however on 16 minutes on hold was a tad too long for me. I am guessing there is an influx of calls cooinciding with the release of Leopard. I will try again tomorrow, or visit the store on Thursday.

Once again, I truly appreciate the constructive insight.
 

l33r0y

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Aug 7, 2007
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Thanks for all your input, especially the correct terminology. I used the word "ghosting" because it truly does resemble that problem that was faced with the PowerBooks back in the day.
In fairness then, whoever said the Powerbook problem was ghosting was wrong too, so you can blame them ;)

For the curious, ghosting is the term used for when there is an offset of luminance (brightness) from chroma (colour) of a video image, most commonly seen on analog TV broadcasts. The result is an apparent ghostly image of the subject as the example demonstrates:

Example

/geek mode off :)
 

jlhopes

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Nov 11, 2007
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same issue on late 2006 iMac

I recently bought a late 2006 iMac (20 inch) - because I like the matte screen better - and I'm getting the same kind of backlight bleed. I only notice it in dark rooms when the screen is showing dark colors or is supposed to be black (like when watching a letterboxed video or DVD). Is this something that can actually be fixed - either by me or by Apple - or should I just deal with it? Screen is great otherwise.
 

rpeters83

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Oct 31, 2007
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I have pretty much the same exact bleed as yours, on the top left and bottom right (the top left seems more intense about 5 inches from the left). Again, doesnt bother me and is only seen on pure dark with the lights off and full brightness. Nothing to cry about.
 

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