27" iMac i7 vertical line

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PR., Dec 16, 2010.

  1. PR. macrumors member

    PR.

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    So got the machine setup less than 10 days ago. Was playing Black Ops MP on my PC using the iMac as display and when I exited I found a pink vertical flickering line down the screen. Switched back to OSX and it was there, rebooted still there. Only seems to appear with a certain colour (these forums background show it clearly).

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    Take it this is going to involve a repair? :(
     
  2. gooffer macrumors newbie

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    my 2cts

    If this line was solid I would say display related.... it still might be. But because of flickering it's either cabling or graphics card. My 30" had the same flickering in various places, apple replaced display 3 times I guess before they realized themselves it was the cabling.... So my guess cabling issue. Let us know what it is if you find out. Most likely apple won't tell you.
     
  3. PR. thread starter macrumors member

    PR.

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    I called Apple this morning, they had me do the P,R,Cmd,Alt to double chime but they seemed confident it was a hardware issue.

    As it's only 14days old today they have offered to replace it, only issue is I don't want to be without over Christmas... Apparently they need to collect the old one before they send out the new one and it was a custom build so I can't see them getting it to me before Christmas.
     

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