Horizontal lines showing constantly on iMac 24" display

Discussion in 'iMac' started by netanderthalian, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. netanderthalian macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2009
    I have a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 24 inch iMac in may-june 2008. I bought it because I wanted to avoid the 20 inch display problems. Somehow I feel I ended up with the wrong side of the deal. Check the snapshot please:
    The picture was taken using my iPhone so it's not exacty Cannon quality, but still, it describes my problem in 1000 words :(


    What would you do in my place. Would you risk getting another one, maybe a crappier one? It is ludicrous that you take part in a russian lottery when buying a fairly expensive product like a Mac. Frustrating...
    Please let me know what would you do.
  2. edgew8 macrumors regular


    Dec 8, 2008
    I would take it back to an apple store and have them fix it. Hopefully you got proper apple care with it.
  3. netanderthalian thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2009
  4. angemon89 macrumors 68000


    Feb 5, 2008
    The place where Apple designs stuff
  5. xxbrankxx macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    I think I have horizontal problems with my 24" iMac. Here's some screenshots:
    Top of screen:
    Bottom of screen:
    Entire screen:

    I bought the iMac in August 2008 so would this cost me anything? If I try to get it fixed are they going to fix my screen or give me a new iMac? I really hope they would fix the screen I have and not give me a new iMac cause out of my 500GB HDD I have 320GB filled with my files that I really don't want to lose. Thanks.
  6. oneEG6 macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2008
    I really hope you're backing up, or are going to soon.. especially if you "don't want to lose" your files. Hard drives fail 100% of the time... it's just a matter of when.

    They'll fix your screen at no cost. You shouldn't have to worry about data loss, but you never know when you bring it in for service. Even if they did replace your machine (which they won't) they should be able to transfer your data for you.
  7. djnectorr macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
    Same Problem :(

    hello....i seem to have the same problem in the exact places...top and above the dock bar...i really don t know what to do....i am from romania and i have the exact imac :24" 3.06 nvidia 8800 (BTO)...:(...i read that it may be the greaphic heating up, because when i start the computer they are not there but after a wile (4 -5 h ) they apear...if i change bkg they will be not noticeable but i know i'm just beliving things :)...what should i do ?

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