Just received New Imac 24 2.4 notice something strange

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JSmoove05, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    I dont know if its just my screen the screen is very nice glossy I thought it was going to be alot worse to be honest with you. But today I noticed that the left side of the screen is alot brighter then the right side of the screen. I havent done much reading on this issue but is this a common problem going on this is def. noticable at first I didnt notice but after a day of using I can def. tell anyone with this issue can you please fill me in on this.
  2. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    This is a known issue and personally I'd return it and get it replaced ASAP
  3. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
  4. je1ani macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    hmm i'm surprised you're experiencing this since this post has not been coming up every other day for the past 6 months. wierd :confused:
  5. jonahj macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2007
    I'm seeing the exact same problem with my new 24" imac to. A friend and I both picked up our imac computers at the same apple store at the same time last friday. He doesn't have this problem but I do. Both systems have the same week 50 build date. Very strange.

    It's going back tomorrow.
  6. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2006
    The land of love
  7. carlosgp macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2008
    I have not seen any alu imac 24" without this issue, and I have seen a few. And I mean zero. If you have good eye, you will be able to see it in all iMacs. I usually check all the ones I see in stores, at work and in friends houses :). It is easy to see with a neutral grey background.
    In my opinion it is present in all iMacs in different degrees. After replacing it 2 times, mine is good enough. With the brightness at its maximum value is almost imperceptible. If you reduce the brightness the "gradient" becomes apparent. Maybe this is what is happening between your two iMacs.
    My first one was an horror, with an obvious gradient at maximum brightness, a strong yellow tinted center area and a stuck pixel. Because my previous iMacs were much worse I have almost decided to keep this one. Now I use a software solution like Shades to reduce the brightness instead of the built-in control.
    This display may be vibrant, but it clearly has quality issues.
  8. Nordichund macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    I've had three 2,8ghz 24" iMacs, all with this issue, though the first one was the worst. As mentioned in other posts the iMacs have all suffered from bad backlight bleeding as well. The annoying thing is that this should not be an issue due to the high quality of the screen. Also if you talk to the people at Apple Support, they will all say it shouldn't be an issue and they want their machines to be perfect.

    Reading the Apple forums this issue does not seem to deter many users, but quite a high number of people have complained about it.
    My advice is if you are not satisfied with your screen then return it ASP. As carlosgp says this seems to be an issue on ALL 24" iMacs (sorry fan boys), though some are less noticable than others. If you don't see it in everyday use then it shouldn't be a problem.

    After sending in my 3rd iMac to Apple's local technical department for their people to look at it, without any luck, I am now returning it to Apple and I am replacing it with a MacPro. It's more power than what I need, but I think I'll get quite a few happy years out of its specifications.

    Don't get me wrong, I think the iMac on paper is an absolutely beautiful machine. The short time I have had my 3 models, apart from the screen, I've loved working on it and been impressed by its power. Unfortunately I no longer trust this iMac version. I think Apple have squeezed a lot into a very small space. There seem to be quite a few issues with this release, heat, screen, noises etc. etc. Issues I believe Apple will have resolved by the next upgrade. Who knows when that happens then somebody might finally be able to post a picture of a perfect Al iMac screen :D

    I know a lot of people, the vast majority are very satisfied with their iMacs, and I envy you. I really wish that I had been luckier. However reading between the lines I suspect a small number are suffering from "Emperor's New Clothes" syndrome. The 24" iMac is an expensive machine, and you should get what you pay for.

    Well I guess that's it from me on the iMac forum of MacRumors.


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