iMac screen burned? blurry....

moey2k2001

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Aug 4, 2011
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Hi there

I've just noticed recently that my iMac 27" has blurry corners. Specifically the right upper corner seems to be mostly affected. The left upper corner seems also to be affected and the right bottom corner as well. The left bottom corner is not affected.

The blurriness is not noticeable if the screen is not off. If there were a text on the right upper corner then it appears blurry, similar as if a person were to wear optical glasses not fit for them. Or as if a paper were burned on low heat of sort. :mad:

I have read in a few threads about screen problems but mine does not seem to relate or maybe it is simply difficult to explain. :eek:

The screen does not seem to be affected by dust, humidity or smoke. I did not take the screen off yet.


iMac 27" Mid 2011 (bought as a refurbished) Running OSX 10.9.5.
2,7 GHz Intel core i5
16Gb 1333 MHz DDR3
AMD Radeon HD 677m 512 MB

Would be please thankful for any tips and support on the issue. Thanks. :confused:

ps i tried to take a picture but it is difficult to capture without light and when i point a lamp on it, it becomes even more difficult to caprute it lol:rolleyes:
 

chabig

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It's a digital display, with discrete pixels. It cannot be blurry unless the computer is sending a blurred image to it. Get a good screen cleaner and wipe the glass clean. Also make sure your image isn't zoomed somehow, and that you are running at the native resolution of the display (see System Preferences > Display).
 
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moey2k2001

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 4, 2011
155
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It's a digital display, with discreet pixels. It cannot be blurry unless the computer is sending a blurred image to it.

I am quiet sure there is sort of a problem. I have cleaned and re-set many things..
 

swedane

macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2008
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BC, Canada
Cleaning & removing iMac glass

Hi there

I've just noticed recently that my iMac 27" has blurry corners. Specifically the right upper corner seems to be mostly affected. The left upper corner seems also to be affected and the right bottom corner as well. The left bottom corner is not affected.

The blurriness is not noticeable if the screen is not off. If there were a text on the right upper corner then it appears blurry, similar as if a person were to wear optical glasses not fit for them. Or as if a paper were burned on low heat of sort. :mad:
It is normal for the iMac glass to get foggy! The glass is held in place with magnets and therefore not airtight. Dust, smoke and other airborne particles will eventually show up in the top corners of the screen. Don't despair, it's fairly easy to clean. I learned how by following this YouTube video: Apple iMac Glass Removal: Cleaning Behind the Glass. I cleaned the glass using lukewarm water. If the glass is oily, add a TINY drop of dishwashing liquid to a bowl-full of water. Rinse with clean water, then dry using a micro-fibre cloth.

Good luck!
 
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