I can see an LED through my screen?

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  1. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    Is that normal?

    Its at the Bottom right and corner. Just at work at the moment so i can't post a pic.

    Its like i'm looking through a bit of cloth with a bulb behind it. Anyone had this? I have a mid 2010 iMac i3 3.06.

    If it gets annoying would apple replace my Mac/screen?
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    You mean it isn't annoying you now?! :confused:
     
  3. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I would get it replaced. It definitely sounds like a defective screen.
     
  4. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    haha. i've only just noticed it

    Would they replace just the screen or is it wishful thinking that they would replace the iMac for a new one :eek:
     
  5. Squicken macrumors member

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    Would they replace just the screen or is it wishful thinking that they would replace the iMac for a new one :eek:[/QUOTE]

    If there's something wrong with it then yes, Apple will replace it for you.
     
  6. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    If there's something wrong with it then yes, Apple will replace it for you.[/QUOTE]

    They're highly unlikely to replace anything other than the screen, especially the case as the model you are referring to is no longer in production... and is a year old.

    In the UK, if a problem occurs before 28 days have passed after buying the product you could legally request a new one, after that -- it's repair only.
     
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    Take a pic when you can. I'm very curious as to what this looks like.
     
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    Take a screen shot:p

    Seriously take a pic I am really interested to see this.
     
  10. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I have a couple of ****** 3gs photos....

    Imagine a patterened cloth with a bulb behind it. This photo doesn't really do it justice as you have to move around look at it to see its bizzareness.

    White misty patch over the brown patch. Its a lot more noticeable on white.

    [​IMG]
     
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    To the right of trash and up slightly??
     
  13. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    yeah, if i was clever enough i would have circled it sorry.

    It wierd as its not dead pixels its actually a bulb shining through :confused:

    When the screen is dark it doesn't show.
     
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    Looks like some backlight imperfection or something similar. I can't judge how bad it is, looks pretty minor through the photos. You could just leave it like that and see if you can live with it. The world isn't perfect anyway ;)

    If it really is annoying you may at least ask Apple but it looks so small to me that they probably wouldn't accept exchanging your device/display for that.
     
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    Agreed. Backlight imperfection... either something wrong with the reflective panel that distributes the light, or some piece of manufacturing debris that got knocked loose and stuck in that place. You should take it in to be fixed.

    FYI, there is no "bulb" behind the screen. The LEDs are at the edges shining toward the center onto a reflective panel that evens the light distribution across the whole screen. There are "full-array" models that do have the LEDs arranged in a grid behind the screen, but these are only available on high-end TVs and very high-end monitors. Edge-lit equals thin, therefore Apple will always use edge-lit ;)
     
  17. MonkeySee.... thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ahh ok. Good to know. I'll see how annoying it gets. i have apple care so if it really starts to bug me i can give them a call.

    Thanks
     
  18. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    I'd be more annoyed by the horrendous yellowing.
     
  19. John T macrumors 68020

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    Looking at you photos reminds me of the old saying "A blind man would like to see it!"
     

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