Late 2012 iMac backlight just died

Discussion in 'iMac' started by calearne, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. calearne macrumors member


    Jun 12, 2013
    United States
    The screen went black along with a ''pew'' noise, I'm still able to see the screen with a bright flashlight but in the meantime I'm using an external monitor.

    Luckily it's covered by Applecare until 2016.

    Will apple try fix it or give me a new iMac?
  2. Johnf1285 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 25, 2010
    New Jersey
    First time around they'll probably just fix it by replacing the display or anything else that's needed. If something happens again that's display related, you may have a higher probably of a total replacement (I'm in a similar boat, with Apple Care until October 2016, already dealt with two screen replacements on this 2013 27" -- a 5k replacement for the third screen issue, if it happens, would be nice LOL!)
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    They won't usually replace unless you have had the same problem fixed 2 x before.

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