Sunburn Alu iMac screen ?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by pelai, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. pelai macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2006
    I was sitting a few hours ago writing on my brand new Alu iMac. The beautiful sun was shining through the window and for about 5 minutes it cast it's light over the iMac screen. Suddenly a black stain the size of a fist, was created in the lower left corner on the screen!!!!! As if it was getting a serious sunburn!:eek:
    I immediatly place myself in front of the screen to block the rays and closed the curtains as fast as I could. The stain slowly started fading into light blue. I turned off the iMac for an hour and now it seems as if this stain is gone.

    So.... What happened here?

    I have an iMac g5, powerbook g4 and old ibook g3 that have all been exposed to sunshine but never have I seen anything like this. Could my screen in the alumac now be permanently damaged?

    I have had serious issues with the Alu 24" iMac line (graphic and audio) and received my third replacement from apple a few days ago. I was thinking of keeping this one but after this sunburning thing I am thinking maybe it's now damaged?

    Secondly, what kind of screen fries by 5 min of sunlight? Could it be the glasspanel that is working as an oven for the iMac????:confused:
  2. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    It could have been just the screen heating up and discoloring the LCD momentarily.

    This is a good catch though. Keeping those glass panels out of direct sunlight is probably a good idea, because I don't think those glass panels are like windows. MOST windows block out the sun's damaging UV rays and I am sure that Apple's glass panels do not.

    Maybe this was cause for the heat spot on the screen? Just my two cents.... The imac may need some :cool: :cool: :cool:
  3. msephton macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cornwall, UK
  4. CBGFilms macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2008
    Aghh thats freaky lol, how many times has this happened?
    Seems like somebody else is having this problem too,

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