iMac 24" Lighting Issues

Discussion in 'iMac' started by saxondale., Oct 12, 2006.

  1. saxondale. macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2006
    I could be wrong, but comparing my iMac to my old iMac G5 17" Rev.C everything seems bloody lighter, websites, safari icons at the top. Is this how its meant to look, the whole 30% brighter or what ever it is...

    4 dead or stuck pixels (2 Green, 2 Red) - can i make a claim?

    Issues with backlight bleeding around the corners - claim again?

  2. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Yeah, the immense brightness which you can't turn down that much was one of (many) reasons I've returned my 24" iMac. I think you have a case for returning due to 4 stuck pixels, but you may have to persuade them. Have you tried a small app called Brighness Control - google it, it's not perfect, as it messes with the gamma settings to lower the brightness as it can't control the backlight, but it does do what it says, and tones down that contrast as well.

  3. joshwest macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2005
    Honestly if i was you guys i would def change to a darker dekstop picture thats what the guy at the apple store here locally was suggesting because they are quite brite. I was messing one at a Authorized Apple store MacAuthority in Nashville and it was kinda dimm in the room and the 24" iMac looked great.
  4. rfoap macrumors member


    Apr 10, 2005
    Forgive me if this seems too obvious here, but I own a iMac 24" as well (no stuck pixels luckily) and F14 / F15 adjust the brightness of the screen, and I am able to bring it down pretty good. It is truly a bright screen, but that's why Apple gave us the ability to adjust brightness. Am I missing something?
  5. rglatter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2006
    f14/f15 works on the brightness controll for me too and im on a 20 inch imac. you learn somthing ever day :)
  6. Tehy macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2006
    My first iMac 24 did have 8 stuck pixel and I called to Apple store and they agreed to change it to new one.
  7. saxondale. thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2006
    Apple will be giving me a refund.

    Everyone with one, turn down the brightness and see if you can hear a humm noise increase

    i will be buying the new macbook pros when they come out
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Get more dead pixels. Sadly, I can't tell you how MANY you need and what type.

    I found my 20" many times brighter then my 17" iMac. Even at the lowest brightness setting. I attribute this to the large screen area.
  9. wakerider017 macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2006
    US of A
    Every LCD monitor I have ever owned has had 2 or more dead pixels... (And the biggest I have owned was 19")

    When I got my 24" I expected a few dead pixels. (I searched for 30 minutes when I first got it.)

    To my suprise my 24" has 0 dead pixels! woot!

    Why are you complaining about the brightness? You can turn it down with F14 or in Sys Prefs...
  10. ipoddin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Personally, I love the brightness as it is. Just don't use a white desktop picture and it's fine. Right now, I stick with the default blue background.
  11. Richie79 macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2006
    Mines had 12 stuck pixels and my macstore told me i could change it for a new one if it has 7 stuck or dead pixels, thats their policy or apple's. Now i have to wait another 2 or 3 weeks because mines was a CTO 24" iMac.

    During the day if your screen is on full brightness it hurts your eyes but then i dim it all the way down. During the evening its ok to have it on full brightness
  12. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Well, the ones I have had have a minimum brightness setting much brighter than the max of many other displays I have used. Don't get me wrong, it's great during the day, but in the evening it was just too overwhelming.

  13. phytonix macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2006
    Lucky I have no dead or stuck pixel on my 24"
    I wish they will never appear...

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