Black curve spot on side of iMac screen

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  1. tibbyhu macrumors newbie

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    I've just noticed yesterday.
    the left side of my screen has a black curved spot.
    nothing happened with my mac. not been hit or anything.

    [​IMG]

    anyone got an idea what could cause this and how to fix it?
    it's a 2011 iMac no apple care.
     
  2. tibbyhu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually I've got a better picture.
    The screen isn't completely black, just darker on the side.
    I've attached a picture of the mouse on the dark area.

    [​IMG]

    Is this looks like a screen or something else? Cable? Video Card?

    Thanks!
     
  3. Kyle-K, Sep 14, 2014
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    Kyle-K macrumors regular

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    Edit: Missed the fact that it's a 2011 model.
     
  4. tibbyhu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you have any idea how to fix it?
    I really dont want to spend another 600 USD for screen replacement.
     
  5. Kyle-K, Sep 14, 2014
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    Kyle-K macrumors regular

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    What's happened to the pictures? Would love another look now I realise you have the 2011 model.
     
  6. tibbyhu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't think it's a burned issue...
    Especially, because I had nothing round on that part of the screen that could burn into, and if I turn the screen off for overnight and back on, the dark spot is exactly on the same place.

    I've took another picture of it in a different angle, and that makes me think your first comment, that the screen is somehow separating from the glass or so?
    If I Look it on the side, this is how it looks like:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Kyle-K macrumors regular

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    Still no picture showing for me?

    As I couldn't confirm this issue without re-seeing the pictures I quickly remove that responds. Regarding the "display burn in pixel retention issue" which I removed it would continue to be there after having the machine off.

    Anyway that issue is less likely and is one of the reasons I removed it from my response quickly afterwards.

    The issue on thinking of can't happen on your generation of iMac as your display and the front glass a separate. 2012-13 models the glass and display are one and I've seen some issues with the lamination process.

    That's why I removed it the moment I realise you had a 2011 model.
     
  8. NYhoosier macrumors newbie

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  9. Kyle-K macrumors regular

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    Wow pictures definitely look similar.
     

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