IMAC 27 (2012) Monitor Issue

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  1. crazybrave macrumors newbie

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    Switch on my Imac today suddenly got this screen.

    The Imac is connected to a second monitor and everything is working fine.

    Anyone know what's wrong with the monitor and how can I fix this?

    Thank you in advance.

    S
     

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  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Either LCD or LCD cable. Is there an Apple Store local to you?
     
  3. crazybrave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that's what I thought. Yes there is just thought i do preliminary check before bringing it in. Anyway of checking if its the cable and not the screen? The price different between the two is quite vast.

    Thanks in advance
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I'm afraid there's no easy way that I know of to check; it's not the simplest job to reseat the cable. I doubt Apple Hardware Test would identify the problem — and even if it did, I don't know how it'd distinguish between the two.

    Regardless, the assessment by Apple will be free of charge, even if your iMac is out of warranty, so I hope that's at least some comfort.
     
  5. crazybrave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks man, will send them in and hopefully it is just the cable
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Hopefully. Some consolation is that there is a repair program for the graphics card on this model. I really can't see how GPU failure would exhibit these issues, seeing as it works fine through an external monitor, but you never know.

    Regardless, let me know what the news is; we'll stay positive and with any luck it'll all be okay. :)
     
  7. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    It looks like GPUgate: the same one that plague the 2011 MacBook Pro
     
  8. crazybrave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it's definitely the GPUgate and not the screen, because it came back normal for a few days and now back to its unusable state

    Thanks all
     
  9. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Take it out and "bake it" in the oven and reapply paste, and use a fan program like TG Pro to spin up the fans for the drive area to keep the card cooler. Did this with 3 27" units of varying years and for the last year no problems.
     

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