iMac (mid-2010) display flicker, then drastic dim on right side!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by CdyVnd, May 12, 2013.

  1. CdyVnd macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2013
    I don't know if the display is simply at the end of it's life, or what the problem is, but after about 20 minutes of using the computer, the display flickers a little, and the right side of the screen dims down exponentially. If I shut it down overnight and start it up again the next day, the display will be back at normal brightness for about twenty minutes.

    Also, whenever I use Photoshop or FCP, it occasionally has trouble performing basic functions. This all started happening in the last two months.

    Is there a simple fix, or is this something I'd have to talk to Apple about? I am planning on upgrading in the near future, so I don't want to drop too much cash on a repair. Could this be faulty silicone that was common in Mac products released around this time?

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  2. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Just looks like a faulty backlight tube. Solution would be a new display, which you're looking at around £300 ish if it's a 27".

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