Sunburn Alu iMac screen ?

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

  1. pelai macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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 regular

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  4. CBGFilms macrumors regular

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    Aghh thats freaky lol, how many times has this happened?
    Seems like somebody else is having this problem too, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xipdRNKIW7g
     

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