Has anyone purchased a refurbished alum iMac? If so, did it have the gradient issue?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by i make movies, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. i make movies macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2007
    Just curious is all. I'm not looking to bring up the gradient issue again for the 88th time. Thanks.
  2. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    I'm wondering the same thing too.
    I have a refurb on its way to me right now, should be here in a day or two.
  3. markster macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    i'm happy

    my refurb 2.4 24" is fine in every way. i'm very happy.
  4. mac-convert macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2006
    Are we there yet?
    Same here. I finally went for the 24-inch 2.4 refiurb about 2 weeks ago. No problems whatsoever. I did purchase Apple Care for it also. It's a real sweet upgrade from my mini.
  5. Darkroom Guest


    Dec 15, 2006
    Montréal, Canada
    that's great that you love your new machines... so, do they have band-obvious gradients? or are they smooth gradients?
  6. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
    How would one go about checking for gradient issue?
  7. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

    Leon Kowalski

    Sep 20, 2007
    Gondwanaland Reunification Front HQ
    Set the desktop background to "Solid Aqua Blue", "Solid Aqua Dark Blue",
    or "Solid Gray Medium."

    On the 20" ALU, drop some colorful icons at the top and bottom edges of
    the screen -- and compare their color saturation and brightness. Or open
    an iTunes window with simple list view (no cover flow, no iTunes store),
    and check for top-to-bottom (non)uniformity of the horizontal stripes.

    On the 24" ALU, compare the brightness of the left and right sides of the
    screen. Here are some examples of 20" ALU, 24" ALU, and 20" white:


    Also try a solid white or light gray background and look for color uniformity.
    Some 24" displays appear "dingy yellow" at the right-center or right side of
    the display. (The photos linked above do not exhibit this defect.)

  8. markster macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2008
    mine has both

    bands running horizontally and gradient vertically (brighter on the left).

    I work in publishing and it's not a bother in any way for me, though. Not noticeable in everyday use.

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