Replacement iMac - dull PINK tinge!

discofuel

macrumors 6502
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Feb 21, 2010
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I've just received my third 27" i7 iMac [wk 14] and I've got it side by side with my original iMac [wk 11]. (The second one I received had horrendous yellowing and was returned immediately)

The difference between the two screens is shocking...

Whilst the yellow tint on the third iMac is slightly less noticeable and in a different position, the whole screen now has a pink tinge to it and is much less bright than my original. A white background looks pure white on my original as oppose to this dull pinkey-off white.

In addition, my original iMac has a very loud hard drive (seagate) compared to a silent hard drive in the 3rd one (western digital).

What to do... :(
 

IndustrialSpace

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Dec 31, 2009
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I've just received my third 27" i7 iMac [wk 14] and I've got it side by side with my original iMac [wk 11]. (The second one I received had horrendous yellowing and was returned immediately)

The difference between the two screens is shocking...

Whilst the yellow tint on the third iMac is slightly less noticeable and in a different position, the whole screen now has a pink tinge to it and is much less bright than my original. A white background looks pure white on my original as oppose to this dull pinkey-off white.

In addition, my original iMac has a very loud hard drive (seagate) compared to a silent hard drive in the 3rd one (western digital).

What to do... :(
What size were the drives?
 

Ecoh

macrumors 6502a
Oct 30, 2009
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If the whole screen is pinkish, then it sounds like it just needs to be calibrated.
 

Kalison

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Jan 8, 2008
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when I got my i5's LCD replaced, I had a similar issue. Half my screen was pink/purple hue. Really pissed me off. I decided 3 iMacs and 1 LCD replacement was enough.
 

clearyjp

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Oct 6, 2007
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Sydney, Australia
Yea, after 3 faulty iMacs I'm done with them. It's really sad, because other than the inconsistent screens, the machines are beautiful. I just won't accept an iMac with screen issues when my Eee Pc has better colour consistency.
 

vin

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Oct 8, 2003
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I've had a similar experience where two i7 iMacs looked completely different side by side. After four faulty iMacs I've asked for a refund too. Sadly it's the only way to go.

With this in mind it's painful/laughable to read the apple.com/imac website:

"The iMac display is designed to look great from almost any angle. A technology called in-plane switching (IPS) makes this possible. Whether you’re sitting in front of the display or standing off to the side, you’ll get a perfect picture with superb color consistency and no loss of detail."
Yeah right.