iMac 21.5" Vertical Black Line/Mark down left hand side of screen.

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  1. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have only recently started noticing this, it is mostly visible on the white screen at boot up but just faintly noticed it now against my background.

    It is a fading black line going down the left hand side of the screen, it starts at the top kind of fades in the middle then comes out again.

    I honestly have no idea what this is, i will try catch a picture on my phone soon and post it up.

    Cheers.

    UPDATE: Sometimes the line is clear, sometimes it is faint and even sometimes it isn't even there!

    PICTURES sorry for terrible quality [From my iPhone 3G]

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  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    If it has been like that from new, it maybe a mark on the inside of the glass screen cover.

    If you're near to an Apple store or Apple approved repairer, they could remove the cover and clean it.


    Sorry! I've just noticed your update. If it comes and goes, forget what I've said! :eek:
     
  3. iMacBoy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok Lol, i really need help with this, it isnt really noticable when ur using it but, you know.
     
  4. iwan073 macrumors regular

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    Today I noticed a line too, that looks the same as yours.
    It was this morning, when I started my Mac up. At the grey startup screen, I could see it clearly.
    So after it was done booting up, I made a totally white wallpaper... to see if the stripe was still there. And it wasn't.
    So then I started to think I was seeing something that wasn't there.

    But a few minutes ago I rebooted my machine and I saw it again.
    Again I took the white wallpaper... but once again it was gone.

    What is this stripe? What's causing it?
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    personally that looks like some pressure is/has been applied onto the LCD backpane, and is producing the marks....
     
  6. iwan073 macrumors regular

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    But how can it be there one moment, and be gone the other?
     
  7. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    I just notice the same thing on my iMac i3 (mid-2010)

    I will be replacing the hard drive within the next few days so I will try to clean the screen and see if it disappears. However I don't think its a smudge or dirt; it looks like a LCD problem.
     
  8. ebd.i.am macrumors 6502

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    Uhhh... so I was just about to take my iMac into the store to get checked but before I packed everything up I noticed my black vertical lines disappeared.

    Literally overnight the problem is gone. I don't get it... :rolleyes:

    I'll update my post if it comes back. I'm a little more worried now; if the problem is so sporadic it will be hard to have the Genius diagnose it and get fixed.
     
  9. iwan073 macrumors regular

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    I know. I haven't seen mine again either.
    Very weird
     

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