Need something new

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rogertb, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. rogertb macrumors newbie

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    Bexhill UK
    #1
    Hi chaps, I have a stunning 27" iMac, loads of memory etc bought new when I was doing lots of motion graphics work, anyway there's a strange pixelation issue with the screen, flashing square artefacts, they, of course, go away when I try and screen grab them. I guess it's a sign of problems, I have had it for over 7 years so I need something new. I do not need the real estate any more, the After Effects work has dropped off, I continue to use Photoshop regularly. I'm now retired and with no income finding cash for a new machine is impossible so I have to look at 'used' ... anyone any suggestions as to "bang-for-buck" - I'm happy to look at a big laptop or a smaller iMac ... anything else out there I should consider please ? (budget's not much more than £400) !
     
  2. smallcoffee macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Could you get it fixed for $400 or less?

    Also, besides a Mac mini there isn't much out there other than random craigslist windows laptops or maybe you find a 10 year old MacBook. Sorry :(
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Boston
    #3
    Screen artifacts such as that, almost always are a result of GPU issue. That's way you cannot do a screen grab. You can try snapping a picture with your cell phone.

    Take it to your local apple authorized dealer for diagnostics, though the cost of repair may very well exceed £400
     

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