Dead Pixels on new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by lugesm, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    I am planning to buy a 27" iMac, Core-i7, max clock speed, 8GB in the coming 2 weeks. I cannot get it locally which requires that I order it from Apple. No problem, under ordinary circumstances.

    My fear: I could get the machine and it will have some dead pixels. My only experience with dead pixels was very annoying. In fact, they were not a big deal, but every time I turned the computer on the dead pixels was all I could see.:(

    Question: Does anyone have experience with attempting to exchange a Mac with Apple when it has dead pixels? Does anyone know, for sure, what the Apple policy is?
     
  2. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    In the first 14 days you can return it or get it exchanged anyway.
     
  3. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    dead pixels are rare these days. What you should worry about is the 'yellow tinting' issue or color uniformity issues. The yellow tint issue is very common. I have been through 3 imacs and 2 of the 3 had the yellow tint issue.

    check this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1155308
     
  4. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    Dont tell him that lol. People never notice it before there told.
     
  5. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Every LCD manufactured today has varying tint issues. If you can't see it normally and it doesn't affect your quality of work, it's stupid to go looking for it. If I scoured my iMac up and down, front to back, I am sure I could find something that isn't 100% perfect.

    OP, don't worry about it too much.
     
  6. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    haha, I don't know how people can't notice it though. All you have to do is read black text on a white background and as your eyes move down the page, it becomes yellower. As soon as I turned on my third imac replacement I immediately noticed the yellowing on the grey start up screen and just shook my head, defective again.
     
  7. jgo78 macrumors 6502

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    well, ignorance is bliss. I didn't need anyone to tell me though that this was an issue, I just saw it.
     
  8. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Yep and not everyone can see it. Different people, different eyes, different variations from LCD to LCD, etc etc.
     
  9. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

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    Well still doesnt make it an "issue" or a "known issue/defect". If apple is willing to replace it then thats on them and doesnt concur to it being a defect/issue.

    Panels have to meet certain quality standards and some varying of color hue or "tint" is acceptable.
     
  10. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Closing Comment

    My new 27" iMac arrived yesterday.

    NO DEAD PIXELS. :D

    Case closed.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
  11. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    congrats, same here. no dead pixels either. screen looks remarkable imo.
     
  12. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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  13. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    Ha. Yeah, reading all these "my iMac is defective because..."-posts sure can fuel one's imagination.

    PS: No dead pixels on my mid-year iMac and no (apparent) 'yellow' screen (as far a I can see).
     

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