Is it true? Have I just bought the mythical perfect 24 inch iMac screen?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wrldwzrd89, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I just bought a new 24 inch Intel iMac today. :D I've been following the screen issues in this forum some people have been having - mine, however, is trouble-free. No dark or light spots, no banding, and no dead pixels.

    I hope this is more common than what the people on this forum would have me believe. :p
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

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    You're not the only one - mine is absolutely perfect too :D
     
  3. m1stake macrumors 68000

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  5. Batt macrumors 65816

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    Just (end of July) bought a 24" for work. Absolutely stunning and not a single defect.
     
  6. gskowal macrumors member

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    you'll notice all the issues one day... lol
     
  7. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    had one since fall 07 and it's grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!
     
  8. Bufordt macrumors member

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    I think it is more common than what the people on this forum would have you to believe.

    Had mine for about a month now. 24" 2.8 GHz. Upgraded the ram myself to 4 gig. Best computer I've ever owned. Really enjoy the screen. No problems and the glass screen just makes everything pop. Beautiful. Just Beautiful!!!
     
  9. LaJaca macrumors regular

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    Fine here! Seriously, the 99+% with no problems never write (except right now). Those with problems, even though real, are disproportionately represented in the forurms.
     
  10. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    no problems here! (and did i mention it was my first one ;))
     
  11. mdhwoods macrumors regular

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    had mine since December and no issues. Forums like this are usually filled with people that have issues, ones who do not rarley post about it.
     
  12. Batt macrumors 65816

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    No - I'll be fine.
     
  13. LifeAfter1am macrumors newbie

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    Ive had mine since January 9th and only had one tiny little problem. Other than that I am completely happy. :)
     
  14. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Bought mine in November and have had nary an issue. Screen is perfect, too.
     
  15. drfp25 macrumors member

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    mine is great, unfortunately when ppl see it they love it so much they can't help but touch and i get smudges all over
     
  16. qzplx macrumors newbie

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    How about 20" ??
    I've just planned want to buy the 20" for me since 24" too large :eek:

    Anyone use 20" with perfect condition ?
     
  17. The Hammer macrumors regular

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    Haven't you heard the 20" are all imperfect.
     
  18. Stuart in Oz macrumors 6502

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    Ha! Nice to meet you!

    I have 1 dead pixel and 2 dead sub-pixels on my 24" but I've decided to live with it since I can't afford to lose the machine to a service centre while they fix it.
     
  19. passingXstorm macrumors regular

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    I bought my 20" iMac the 1st of August, and the screen is perfect.
     
  20. Batt macrumors 65816

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    What in Hell is a sub-pixel? A sandwich?
     
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  22. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    A sub-pixel is one of the elements that make up an LCD pixel (each pixel consists of 3 LED elements).
     
  23. Batt macrumors 65816

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    OK, thanks for the answer. But wouldn't you have to have x-ray vision to see that a subatomic pixel was malfunctioning? Sheesh.
     
  24. wrldwzrd89 thread starter macrumors G5

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    No - you can tell by looking at the color of the offending pixel. If it's supposed to be white, and it's yellow instead, the blue part is not working, for example.
     
  25. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried one of those movies/screensavers that claim to fix it?

    AppleMatt
     

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