Resolved Is my imac on the way out?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by GoneMad, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. GoneMad macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2013
    Recently my imac started having these graphic issues. I'm not sure if they are hardware or software related. You can see them here on the screenshot of my desktop, but if open a browser, it's like the spots stay under the browser window, but are still there on the desktop window when you minimize the browser. Sometimes they go away and sometimes they will appear on the browser window as well and will "jitter" or "shake" when you scroll.

  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    How old is this iMac?

    You're saying that if you open another app, you -don't- see the spots in the app's window?
    Unless you move the window out of the way?

    I know this sounds illogical, but do you still see the spots if you change the desktop picture?
  3. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    How many years have you had the iMac? This won't really help answer your question but I'm curious as I'm trying to decide if Apple Care is worth it or not as it only last 3 years.
  4. GoneMad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2013
    It's a mid 2010. Yes, I have changed the desktop picture. most of the time the spots will show up on the desktop, rarely will they appear over an app, but occasionally do. Earlier I opened finder and tried to stretch the window a bit, the whole screen filled with spots jittering and then shutdown and rebooted to a spotless screen. Now there are just a few spots in the corner near the new folder now.
  5. GoneMad thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2013
    After doing some research, turns this was fairly common on some older imacs. I've being running problem free after turning off transparency.
  6. g33k macrumors member


    May 12, 2015
    If I saw this in person, i'd say theres something wrong with either the video chip/card, or the display is funked up. But since you were able to take a screenshot, I really don't know. Your best bet is to make an appointment with a Genius at the Apple Store. They will at least be able to give you an estimate.

    It seems like it may be due for an upgrade, but for some people that isn't an option.

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