iMac LCD issue

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  1. mikemgoo macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have a 2011 iMac and i have a weird issue with the LCD. On the left hand side of the display, there seems to be a dark ribbon. It has been like this for nearly 2 years and luckily hasn't got any worse. It doesn't cause me any problems, but i'm wondering what on earth it could be. Anything shown on the display still shows up through the dark area itself as shown in the video by my mouse pointer. The display backlight is fine for the rest of the display so i'm perplexed as to what it could be.

    Please see the video i have uploaded to YouTube to see the issue.


    Thankyou!
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Possibly the rubber seal around the display came loose.
     
  3. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    If you had a suction cup, you can prop open the glass panel and see if it's the LCD ( possibly LCD contamination)
     
  4. kgian macrumors regular

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    You don't need suction caps. You can just use your fingernails on the top, besides the isight camera to open the glass. Look at this old and a little blurry video of mine
     
  5. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    Lol, well the force they are held in by, suctioncups are the most practical and least damaging option.
     
  6. kgian macrumors regular

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    Have you actually tried it? At least in the 2011 21.5 it's so easy that I can do it one handed as you can see in the video. Super easy and practically impossible to damage.
     
  7. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Fingernail works for me, good idea to pop the glass and see if the LCD direct shows the issue.
     

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