Screen Burn in.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Froghouse, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Froghouse macrumors newbie

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    How many others on here have an imac with burn in problems?
    I have a tone!
    I am so unhappy with this product.
    Im happy I have the extended warranty, Im now getting a new monitor for my imac.

    Any others on here with the same problem?
     
  2. knewsom macrumors 6502a

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    please describe the burn-in. A "tone"? What did you have on your display for ages that did this?
     
  3. ryan.hayes79 macrumors member

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    I have previously experienced an iMac that would retain an image burn in for some time. Something that I was sure LCD should not do! I did use a screen saver etc but still had issues.

    The screen was replaced due to other problems and was fine after that.
     
  4. sanjuvarma macrumors member

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    Dude I had a massive Burn In issue with my iMac Early 2008 (24" 3.06Ghz C2D). There were dark patches all over my screen like dark clouds on that gorgeous screen. I had APP on that, and I turned it in to Apple Genius in July 2009, almost a year after I bought it and they replaced the entire LCD panel and handed me a bill which had a service detail of around $950.00 but my charge was $0.00 because of the APP. Thank God for that!!

    You have APP so chill
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    LCDs and plasma screens can suffer from "image persistence", similar to burn in on a CRT. Here's the explanation/fix from Wikipedia: Image persistence.
     
  6. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a

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    This was already talked about on another thread. A recommendation was made to start your screen saver after 3 minutes of non-activity and put the display to sleep after 8 minutes. Additionally, there was an article on Apple's website, the link was on the other thread, where you should switch to a different wallpaper and something about changing the brightness and after a certain period of time the burned in image will disappear. Sorry I do not remember the thread this information was on. Try searching the forum for a similar topic.

    Update: Check this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2807?viewlocale=en_US
     

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