imac screen problem on startup/shutdown

Discussion in 'iMac' started by photomel, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. photomel macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Bend, OR
    I have screen problems with my 9 month old imac only on start up and shut down. I have attached a screen shot. I goes away once I open up a window and my normal desktop image appears. I have tried the diagnostics and different desktop images......still happening. Any ideas?

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  2. joelw135 macrumors 6502


    Oct 15, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    Try following the directions below.

    To get rid of the corrupted plist file: Open your hard drive icon, open the Users folder, open the "Home" folder (your account's folder), open the Library folder, open the Preferences folder, and then find the "" file and move it to your desktop. Restart your machine, log-in, and hopefully your problem is gone. When you login, your desktop pic will have been replaced by the default "Aurora" picture. You can then trash the plist file you moved to your desktop.

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