IMac screen problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by alexbee, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. alexbee macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    have coloured lines running vertically..random and about ten of them. Is this a faulty screen or perhaps a graphics card problem
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    It's hard to say simply based on that description.Are the lines static and always in the exact same place? Do they persist between reboots? Have you noticed any other performance issues or crashing? What iMac do you have?
  3. alexbee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    yes static in the same place and persistant / no other issues
  4. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    From Canada, living in Seoul
    If it's new, return it. Definitely. It's likely a video card issue, or it could be the connection between the screen and logic board. Either way, it's likely an expensive repair.
  5. dhubb macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2007
    Oregon Coast
    white streaks

    I had white streaks emanating from the top corners of my new iMac 24. It turned out to be defective glass, they replaced the glass, and all is good. The white streaks were part of the glass, no way to remove them.

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