New iMac Screen - Yellowing!!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iSlave, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. iSlave macrumors 6502

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    Got my new 24'' iMac yesterday, and straight away noticed some yellowing down the right hand side of the screen. It's only really noticeable when you've got Safari open, or when there is a light background.

    Needless to say, I'm calling Apple asap. Anyone else had this problem??? :(
     
  2. iLionel macrumors member

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    Do you have any pictures? :eek:
     
  3. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    And this is why I never buy a 1st generation product from Apple.

    Please post some pictures
     
  4. stuff99 macrumors 6502

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    should i have waited before buying this first gen imac??
     
  5. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    this is a 5th gen?


    anyways call apple, tell them.
    you should get a new machine pronto
     
  6. covertsurfer macrumors 6502a

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    I think its a 6th Gen iMac design but this is the 1st generation of this design.
     
  7. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps you urinated on it without remembering?
     
  8. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    thats possible.
     
  9. newkeyboard macrumors regular

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    lol
     
  10. iSlave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Although I definitely urinated with excitement when it arrived, none of it went on the iMac.

    Seriously though, it's so subtle that pics can't really show it. This opens up another question - is it really there? Or am I just superimposing yellowness after the MBP furore??
     
  11. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    ok, the fact that you urinated over a computer is sort of off, but have you tried cleaning the computer?
    is the glass yellowing?
    is that part of the real screen actually yello?
     
  12. johnee macrumors 6502a

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    have an independent set of eyes take a look. the more eyes the better.
     
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  14. teerexx52 macrumors 68000

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    I have a new 20". Don't see it on mine
     
  15. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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    its the ant bathroom that live inside your iMac.....it really a big antfarm
     
  17. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. The iMac's have LCD monitors not LED. I've only heard of yellowing issues on the LED monitors and then only on the LED monitors manufactured by Samsung. The LG LED monitors (that I've heard about) have been OK.
     
  18. iSlave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, here's a pic of where the yellowing is supposed to be. If anyone else can see it, please let me know. If there's nothing there, again, please let me know how paranoid I am. :apple:
     

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  19. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Just a correction on a technicality. They both have LCD monitors. The iMacs have traditional fluorescent backlighting whereas the 15" MacBook Pros use LED backlighting.
     
  20. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    You know, I do realize that these forums will show a skewed result of bad vs. good experiences with Macs. But it seems every product has initial quality issues of late. This being the latest.

    But what's even worse than initial quality issues is that these problems may go unsolved. I had a 24" iMac that I sold for other reasons, but it did have those rev. a problems. Now they go and redesign it before they ever even got the white C2D 24" iMac right.

    My point is, when was the last time they updated a line solely to fix bugs introduced in the first revision, instead of just replacing it with a newly designed revision A product with its own initial faults?
     
  21. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Can deffo see the yellowing on that image of the corner of the screen, but it may be accentuated by the angle. Is it yellow looking at it straight on?
     
  22. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    I'm actually surprised that I haven't heard of any Rev A issues with the new iMac yet. I'm sure they'll come though.

    This one doesn't seem to be a Rev A issue though. All products have a certain failure rate, and this one seems to have gotten a faulty LCD. Nothing that could have been prevented by R&D.

    I'm curious though. Which issues were not fixed in the previous model?
     
  23. iSlave thread starter macrumors 6502

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    From head on, the yellowing isn't there. It's something that I caught out the corner of my eye as soon as I first got the mac, and I wasn't sure if I was just imagining it. Looks like I'm not...
     
  24. shakastange macrumors member

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    I can definitely see the yellowing. Both on the bottom right corner (rounded patch) and a much larger section on the top left section of your pic.
     
  25. FDX macrumors regular

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    Stop it I'm going to wet myself!:D
     

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