27" i7 with LED light bleeding (upper right)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by plasticphyte, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. plasticphyte macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    I've got an 27" i7 which has got a significan amount of light bleedthrough from the LED backlight in the upper right side of the screen, about 5 inches from the far right. I don't have access to the display currently, but will take a photo when I get home.

    It's not an annoyance when the screen is displaying bright colours, but when the screen is supposed to be black, the amount of bleed is quite visible (this is bleed down into the screen, not through the joins/seams of the unit).

    Very much similar to the examples shown in this thread:

    Specifically like http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=8326331&postcount=7 except for being on the top right side of the display.

    Does anyone else have these issues? I realise that it is impossible to get it perfect, but this could turn into an annoyance for me, and just want to know if anyone else has a similar issue.

    I also dont' want to run against Murphy if I have to send it back, as the one I have isn't suffering from anything else...
  2. 53x12 macrumors 68000


    Feb 16, 2009
    Since you are still within the 14 day period, imho if you are not 100% satisfied I would send it back and order another one. There is no sense in spending $2k+ and not be completely happy with it. It is well worth sending it back until you are happy, unless you can't live without the computer. If that is the case you have to weigh your options. I say send it back.
  3. plasticphyte thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2009
    Yeah I know about the 14 day return period. More interested if others have this issue, as I know that LCD/TFT screen backlighting is a moderately tricky science.
    Will make my mind up at some point soon.
  4. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2008
    Toronto, Ont
    i had this problem with my 24" iMac and though it was not life or death it was all I could see when watching a movie and I eventually got the screen replaced. When I took it to genie bar the guy had to take it to the back in a dark room for it to be visible as you could not see it in the bright apple store. I say you take it back. Good luck either way.
  5. frenchie0101 macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2009

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