Black screen on iMac 27" late 2009

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vliz, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. vliz macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2016
    I have a late 2009 27" iMac with blue vertical lines. I opened it and tried to bake the video card and put it back in but I got a blank screen with the backlight on. I connected my iMac to TV to see if the video card is toast but it showed up okay on my TV screen. I bought a display port cable thinking I broke it and installed it, but it's still showing black screen. Anyone has any idea or suggestion what I should do? Maybe I broke the vertical sync cable?
  2. bbasra macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2012
  3. vliz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2016
    I ordered a used one from but it still won't work. I wonder if it's a bad cable or I broke another cable?
  4. Daveyoasis macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2016
    IMG_0649.JPG I have been having similar problems.this what happens after leaving my late 2015 mac to sleep every time without fail. Is it a hardware of software problem? It is the same since upgrading to Sierra.

    Apple care have told me to take it back to the shop.

    I am going to be sneaky and take it back when the new macs are out and insist on a swap for a new one. Wonder if this will work? After spending £1700 on a computer I expect it to work perfectly.
  5. havokalien macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2006
    Kelso, Wa
    How about the connector to the motherboard? its a known weak point, if you pulled the screen too far out before removing the cable you may have seperated some of the connections.

    Also the video card may be an issue. 2008-2011 imacs graphics cards start failing pretty regularly.
  6. KALI609 macrumors newbie


    Aug 19, 2018
    New York
    Hey trying to revive this thread. Any update from the OP? Was it your video card or something else?

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