Am I tripping? New iMac is killing my eyes.

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  1. Jthall502, Sep 11, 2013
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    Jthall502 macrumors newbie

    Jthall502

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    Hey guys I'm trying to figure out whats going on here. I bought a new late 2012 iMac a few months ago and something was wrong with the internal wifi so I had to exchange it at my apple retail store. Before the wifi died I was on this thing for hours at a time completely comfortable.

    I might be tripping but the replacement mac they gave me seems to be hurting my eyes really bad. I can't even type a 500 word post with out having to take a break. I've adjusted the brightness but it doesn't seem to make much difference. The replacement mac is in the same location as the other one was...

    Does this make any logical sense. Could the new mac I received have a screen that is any different than the first mac I had? And if so would that have anything to do with why the new one is murdering my eyes!

    Also there is a dead pixel in the upper center of the screen, along with VERY slight yellow shading towards the bottom of the screen....
     
  2. Hastings101 macrumors 68000

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    Return it, you don't pay $1000+ dollars for a machine with dead pixels.
     
  3. Jthall502 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    Read this first.

    Apple's pixel formula is like Maxwell's equations.
     
  5. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Return it. The dead pixel is a non-issue - just tell them you bought one and all was fine, but with the replacement your eyes hurt. Its like the refresh rate is off... which would be very strange. Let them deal with it.
     
  6. Jthall502 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Something tells me it wont be that easy.

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    And I still cant for the life of me, figure out why the replacement mac is hurting my eyes but the original I had did not
     
  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I know from personal experience that LCD displays can have that problem. I once got a brand new monitor at work (not an Apple one), and I felt as if it has smacked me in the face. I don't know _what_ the problem was, and several monitors from the same manufacturer were fine. Most likely that problem is only present on your iMac, not on others that are supposedly identical. Take the iMac back.
     
  8. Jthall502 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I took it I'm today and they told me they would replace my screen. I'm wondering, is the backlight and LCD display all one piece on the late 2012 model?
     
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  10. ioannis2005gr macrumors 6502

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    Did you visit a doctor? You may have to replace your glasses...Apple builds only high quality products! :cool::apple:
     
  11. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    I thought they would just make it easy for you and exchange the computer again.
    You said you type "500 Word Posts"? Are you for real? No wonder your eyes hurt. My eyes would hurt just reading someone's post with 500 words in it. :D
     
  12. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    I've recently had a visit to the Amsterdam Apple Store. The manager there told me there's now a zero tolerance policy on dead pixels since display technology has improved so much over the years.
     

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