Has Apple addressed the yellow screen issue to your satisfaction

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JimKirk, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. JimKirk macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
    Has a anyone gotten their yellow screen taken care of to their satisfaction whether through repair or replacement?

    I am waiting for machine 4 and hope that they will have addressed the yellow screens by then.
  2. Kronie macrumors 6502a


    Dec 4, 2008
    No. I would be interested if anyone has though.
  3. sfmountainbiker macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    I think so

    Just posted this in the yellow tinge thread, so sorry for the repetition (although this IS the umpteenth thread on the topic anyways):rolleyes: :

    Finally got a keeper


    Well, now on my fourth i5 iMac...and it appears to be be tinge-free (and I am very sensitive to the tinge). I waited until today (one week now with #4) to be sure the tinge didn't develop after being out of the box for a few days. First iMac was a week 46 (yellow tinge at bottom), second was a week 48 (yellow and pink splotching accross the screen, as well as two dead pixels), third was a week 48 (didn't check the tinge-boxed it right up after seeing FIVE dead pixels in the blue loading screen). For the fourth I demanded they unbox the machine in the store - a week 52. No dead pixels, no tinge, no flicker, no HD grumbling.

    Knock on wood...I think I finally got a keeper.

    Now I'm just enjoying the amazing gaming this machine is capable of (which really came as a surprise). So far I've been playing COD4, Sims3, L4D(1), Dirt2, Dragon Age, and Tropico 3. Everything maxed out except AA (which from what I understand wouldn't help with this configuration anyways).

    I was worried I would need an i7 for the gaming described above, but it isn't necessary. Now I'm happy with the i5 purchase since I had to go into the store so often to exchange it. I'd still only be on #2 if I had gotten an i7.

    Best of luck to all the 27"ers out there!
  4. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Yes and no...

    Yes as in I feel they have done everything I have asked of them and aside from 3 swap outs, they have a case # and the knowledge that they will either fix, or swap me out yet again once they figure out the fix to the issue.

    No because I still have a 27" iMac with a yellow tinted area on the bottom :).

    At this point it's just a waiting game, both the Applecare people via my phone calls and the local store are all very aware of the issue and have told me over and over they will fix it when Apple has it resolved. Not much more I can ask for really.
  5. knewsom macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2005
    No. Not yet. Not until I bring in my second one for a repair and they fix the display.
  6. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I guess if you have them document the problem and they never fix rev a's some luck people might end up with Rev Bs, to fix the issue.
  7. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008
    Yet another thread?

    This is like walking in several different pubs and always seeing the same group of boozers at the end of the bar, telling the same old stories, nodding in agreement with each other and asking everyone if they are satisfied with the color of the head on their Guinness.

    "Ere mate, I'd take that back if I woz you. Ain't white enough froth."

    "Really, I hadn't noticed and was enjoying my drink till you mentioned it."

    "Nah mate, look at it! Looks like a cat peed on it dunnit?"

    "Well, now you come to mention it... righto, I'll take it back and exchange it."

    "Nah, I already been through six of 'em and they're all the same. Get a refund mate."
  8. tomacintosh macrumors regular

    Aug 25, 2005
    Absolute GOLD
  9. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
  10. BelowTheBelt macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2009
    Pristine Comment, Stunning HAHA

    These threads have horrible moderation at best, there is the same people posting the same garbage in to many of the same threads.
  11. JimKirk thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
    The other threads contain no resolution to issues

    That is the focus of this one.

    Your comments like those are the useless garbage
  12. tombb macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Nah. It's funny and makes a legitimate point. :)
  13. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    Yeah, and how do we dare to question Apple global superiority in the first place?
    If we can't gracefully take blinking, yellowish screen, maybe we should switch to PC, mate?

    What, not so funny?

    But seriously, IMHO the yellow tinge is simply a batch of substandard (read: faulty) screen panels which Apple apparently can't replace with something better for now. If somebody doesn't see it, or doesn't care - good for him/her! I want a computer for photo editing and for this application decent screen quality is kind of important to me.

    Tom B.
  14. ABG macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2003
    United Kingdom
    Your story missed out the malcontent in the corner shouting at them claiming that nothing is wrong with their drink and they don't know what they are talking about.
  15. tombb macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2009
    Yeh, you have a legit point also, just not so funny. :)

    Tom B.
  16. FearlessFreep macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Northern Virginia, USA
    It's a legitimate point and the analogy was funny.

    Lighten up, Francis.
  17. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
  18. 09iMac=Fail macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2009
    Absolute GOLD!

    These threads will go away when Apple stops selling junk.
  19. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    EPIC!!!!!. It's amazing how much a person will enjoy using their Mac until they read as much one post on MR. All of a sudden MR has caused their heart to sink.
  20. racer1441 macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    This is freaking awesome! Hits so many of these complainers right in the nose!
  21. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    Maybe these threads about yellow tinge would stop if Apple communicated about this, like "We know there's a problem with some screens having yellow tinge and we're working hard on it to solve it. When we've got a solution, we will exchange iMacs/screens from people who received a faulty iMac. Until then, hold on to your current iMac".

    But I think Apple won't acknowledge the problem.

    BTW, despite the yellow tinge I have, I am a happy costumer enjoying my i5 which is perfect in every other way (and assuming Apple will solve the problem some time).
  22. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    There is no worse scum, than complainers! They always spoil your fun! Blasphemous Basterds!
  23. JimAtLaw macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2006
    Bay Area, CA
    Damn right! Apple doesn't make defective screens blasphemers, let alone continue to ship them month after month, it must be your eyes!

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