Switched to new iMac, and a problem

SozeKeyserman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2007
4
0
Hello,

I just recently switched to the new 24" 2.4 gHz imac. I was playing world of warcraft, and all of a sudden the graphics had turned to a green hue displayed as numerous vertical lines interlaced among the pixels. Exiting out to the desktop didn't fix this, but a reboot did. Is this something I should call apple about? I figure the thing possible overheated.... any other ideas?

Soze
 

oduinnin

macrumors regular
Aug 3, 2007
139
0
Planet Earth
Hello,

I just recently switched to the new 24" 2.4 gHz imac. I was playing world of warcraft, and all of a sudden the graphics had turned to a green hue displayed as numerous vertical lines interlaced among the pixels. Exiting out to the desktop didn't fix this, but a reboot did. Is this something I should call apple about? I figure the thing possible overheated.... any other ideas?

Soze
Call / take back to Apple pronto. I would say you are odds on right about overheating. :(
 

torrid30

macrumors member
Jun 15, 2007
71
0
Illinois
Hello,

I just recently switched to the new 24" 2.4 gHz imac. I was playing world of warcraft, and all of a sudden the graphics had turned to a green hue displayed as numerous vertical lines interlaced among the pixels. Exiting out to the desktop didn't fix this, but a reboot did. Is this something I should call apple about? I figure the thing possible overheated.... any other ideas?

Soze
I can't remember where the thread is on Macrumors...but they linked to a thread in the WoW Forums that said there was a bug between the new iMacs and WoW and that Blizzard and Apple were working on fixing it. That was last week so I figured (would hope) they would have it fixed by now. I'm getting my iMac soon and want to play some WoW after being MIA for 2 months due to lack of computer.

I'll look for the original thread.

EDIT: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=889008955&sid=1
That's the link to the WoW Forum, it looks like the bug has been fixed through a software update, so if you have that update and it is still messing up...I feel for you :(
Torrid
 

iSlave

macrumors 6502
Jun 19, 2007
284
51
Did it look like the pic below by any chance? I had the same problem also with a 24'' 2.4ghz. Mine's going back too.
 

Attachments

SozeKeyserman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2007
4
0
Did it look like the pic below by any chance? I had the same problem also with a 24'' 2.4ghz. Mine's going back too.
As a matter of fact it did... Any other suggestions on what may be going on? And if people with this problem should return this thing?
 

iSlave

macrumors 6502
Jun 19, 2007
284
51
You should definitely return it. I heard the problem has something to do with overheating...
 

SozeKeyserman

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2007
4
0
You should definitely return it. I heard the problem has something to do with overheating...
Thanks for the heads up... Is there any word on whether this is a specific problem with individual units, or is this problem more prevasive amongst the new iMac line?
 

paetrick

macrumors regular
Jul 11, 2007
193
0
Thanks for the heads up... Is there any word on whether this is a specific problem with individual units, or is this problem more prevasive amongst the new iMac line?
Individual units, it's very common that some are defect, world can't be perfect :D, :) it's great that apple doesn't release 100% defects products like MS (xbox 360 :D lol )