: : eMac display? : :


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 21, 2002
east lansing, mi
i recently purchased an eMac about a month ago.
today i read an article stating there was a bad shipment of eMacs and that some displays do not work properly.
so i went to the discussion forum at mac.com and now i am scared.
it seemed there were many people who have a display problem.
i found there were two major catagories of problems.
the first being.
1. (less minor) a pulse/jiggle in the lower right corner of the screen.
2. (major) a pop sound, a burn smell, followed by a black screen.

thankfully i have not had any major problems. but i think there is a slight pulse.
do you think this is something i should worry about?

are there any eMac users who do not have this problem?

or perhaps the same minor one i have?


macrumors 6502a
Nov 30, 2001
The pulse thing is a magnetic thing (from the modem I belive). The pop sound, followed by the smell and the black screen, is a bad, bad, bad, bad eMac.
Don't worry though. If your eMac has lasted a month already, your machine should not be affected. Many, many people have bought the eMac, and the percentage who experience these problems are small. (Average PCs has a failure rate of 5-15%)