iMac 27" (2011) backlight

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gcthompson, May 11, 2011.

  1. gcthompson macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010

    I've just got a new iMac 27" (the 2.7Ghz version) and there is a noticeable backlight leak at the bottom right hand corner. I only really notice this when it's on the lock screen (with a black backdrop) or when I have a black desktop.

    Is this worth worrying about and will a replacement actually be any better. I need this machine on a daily basis for work and can't be without it for very long.


  2. gcthompson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
  3. uilob macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2011
    I'll see if this happens to mine after work today.
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    If it isn't noticeable while you're actually doing work, don't worry about it. Every display will have some sort of light leak.
  5. gcthompson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    I've spoken to support and they are going to ship me a new one. Let's see if the next one has the same issues....
  6. stigzy macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2008
    You got to send you're iMac first i believe? Or you get one at the same time? I surtenly couldnt wait more for another new iMac. Been without for 2 weeks now, and I'm going mad....:eek: Doesnt get to me before monday....:)
  7. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    There should NOT be any light leak. This is poor QC on Apples part. Send it back. Don't settle!
  8. gcthompson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    Thanks, i've contacted apple about it this morning. I've spent quite a bit of hard-earned cash on this and it's going to bug the hell out of me. May as well make use of the 90 day complimentary apple-care whilst I can....
  9. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    #9 you didn't get Apple Care on your iMac? :confused:
  10. gcthompson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
  11. Damc macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2009
    No Light leak in new one?

    I am facing the same problem with my 27" imac purchased end of dec 2011.
    They repaired the screen once, and now it is fractionally better, but still annoying when editing dark pictures. :(

    After reading about numerous other problems that can occur I am wondering if it is even worth trying again. The repair guy didn't seem to understand what the problem was even and didn't seem particularly motivated (Yes, this is a certified service repair shop by apple)

    Was your replacement ok ?

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