Brand New iMac: HUMIDITY IN SCREEN

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LillieDesigns, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. LillieDesigns macrumors 6502

    LillieDesigns

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    Just purchased a brand new 24 inch iMac and after about an hour of use a yellowish tinted 'humidity bubble' has begun rising out of the bottom right of the screen. It seems as though the heat of the machine aggravated some water and is now coming up like a rising sun.

    Turning off the computer caused the bubble to shrink, but it was still visible. It is very annoying and cannot be ignored.

    Anyone else have a similar problem? How did you (how would you) go about fixing it?

    The Apple store is a bit of a drive and this is a real mood killer/inconvenience for the price of an Apple machine. :mad:
     
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Wow...I have never heard of this. I would drive back to the store (call them first and schedule appointment. They should give you a new one no problem.
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Um...

    You have a bubble in your screen, not humidity in your screen.

    Just take it back.
     
  4. andrewline6 macrumors member

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    send it back via fedex or something. get them to send a new one
     
  5. passingXstorm macrumors regular

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    If you live in a humid area, get a dehumidifier and stick it in the room with the imac.

    Otherwise I would send it back to apple for a replacement.
     
  6. gskowal macrumors member

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    when i turned my new imac on i had a similar issue, lots of humidity in the bottom right corner about 1/5th of a screen(no yellow bubbles), kept running and in about an hour everything evaporated. No more issues.
     
  7. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    Anything wrong with a new computer = return and get new one!

    Screen should be air tight, with no chance of water/air getting behind it.
     
  8. mannix87 macrumors 6502

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    whoa. just send it back. no point waiting for it to get worse.
     
  9. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    NO. The iMac screen is not air tight and most likely it is in fact that the OP lives in a highly humid area or his home has high moisture. I burn incense in my home and every few weeks I get smoke underneath my iMac screen from the incense. It's easy to remove the screen and clean the smoke from underneath but that's the situation, Apple does not make the glass air tight.
     
  10. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    Should be anyway lol
     
  11. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    No screen is air tight. Look at any monitor out there. In any case you got a defect so just take it back and get it swapped out. No biggie.
     
  12. Jon.Stewart87 macrumors regular

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    search this forum.. there was a quite lengthy discussion a couple weeks ago regarding this issue - like it was stated before, its your room thats the problem - not the iMac. you need to keep your area temperature controlled to the least extent.
     
  13. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    Try blowing air into the fan vents with a fan? If that doesn't work, take it back...
     
  14. Breno05 macrumors newbie

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    Don't blow air into it, if it is a humid environment it will make it worse. I set up my brothers 24" iMac a month ago and the same thing happened. Lower right corner a huge patch of condensation started to develop. After about an hour of use it dried itself out and hasn't come back since. Nothing to worry about although it was a little off-putting at first.
     
  15. LillieDesigns thread starter macrumors 6502

    LillieDesigns

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    Thanks for all the responses everyone. It did indeed correct itself after an hour or so of running the machine. My dad likes his house to feel like a meat freezer so maybe he'll have to cut back on the moisture.

    I'll let everyone know if it happens again.
     
  16. Jon.Stewart87 macrumors regular

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    yeahh that'll do it.


    just open some windows and have a fan going if you dont have centralised air - that helps me quite a bit.. as long as there's air flow.
     

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