Foggy Screens?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nyssa, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. nyssa macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2011
    hi all,

    i just got my iMac a week ago.
    been using it, and am really happy about it
    but theres a slight problem now.
    as and when i use my mac.
    theres a foggy screen patch on my inside my imac
    as thou its really hot inside and cold outside that creates this patch.
    i got it on the first day. then i switch it off.
    it was gone.
    and now, its back again.
    just wanna know does anyone else facing this same problem?
    because the patch is rather obvious and will create a blur vision.
    and ive all my personal stuffs and setting in it.
    dont really wanna change for another one.
    any other problem that can solve this?
    ive tried cleaning up its from the inside glass. not the other one.:mad:

    thanks all
  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    It sounds like a condensation issue. Is your home particularly damp? Does the foggy spot go away once the machine has been on for a few hours and warms up properly? Is there a "chemical/solvent" smell from the machine when you can see the foggy spot?

    Since your machine is so new, you are entitled to help from the Apple Shop/eStore. They may offer you a replacement machine (which will not retain your personal data) or they may offer to swap the screen itself (which may not be as perfect as your current one). Be polite to them and ask for help and see what they suggest.
  3. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    Do you live in a humid environment? I live in Colorado (not humid at all), and my father's iMac and my friends' iMacs do not exhibit this issue..
  4. nyssa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2011
    i guess its the temperature where i am located.
    im from asia.
    only 2 seasons. wait... sorry. 1.
    just sunny sunny sunny otherwise. rainning raining rainning.

    yeah it gets away, whenever i put my mac to sleep to shut the monitor off.
    and theres no trace of any chemical smell

    guess i'll go to the apple store and get seek for some advise there and hopefully get it solve. :apple::apple::apple:
  5. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    If you know you are living in a very humid area, you can buy dehumidifiers which dry out the air in the room the computer is in but first you could always get a cheap hygrometer (a device that measures the relative humidity in its surroundings) and check the result against the suggested humidity range published on the iMac store.
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    i dont think the apple store can make the air surrounding you more dry or change the temperature , the iMac's front is glass and alluminium , and as you might know or not windows from these materials tend to have wet patches on the glass if there is a significant temperature difference between outside and inside, like cars too
  7. oriol4 macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2010
    Hondarribia Gipuzkoa Spain
    .... I got an iMac 3 years ago and it had some wavy blurry patches around the top corners of the screen from day one...... not condensation....... hardly noticeable when the display was bright, but if it was dark (black) or off, they were really obvious.....

    ...... just remove the glass with a suction cup and wipe the inside with a damp clean cloth.......
  8. nyssa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2011

    hey man, thanks a lot. ermm, guess i'll try that too. thou its really scary for me. haha.. :eek:
  9. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    You can find instructions on how to remove the glass (and other things) here...

    I just used a pair of suction cups which are used to attach things to tiles and a clean, dry microfibre cleaning cloth.

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