THE Yellow iMac Screen Replacement Repair Poll Thread!

Did Apple properly fix your yellow tinge with a screen repair?

  • My 21.5" iMac is STILL YELLOW. :(

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • My 21.5" iMac is YELLOW NO MORE! :)

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • My 27" iMac is STILL YELLOW. :(

    Votes: 24 53.3%
  • My 27" iMac is YELLOW NO MORE! :)

    Votes: 13 28.9%

  • Total voters
    45

knewsom

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 9, 2005
949
0
Thought it was time to start a poll on the replacements, as the stats are starting to roll in!

Please post details and photos if you have them!
 

toed

macrumors member
Feb 20, 2006
57
0
Fail!!!

Just got my 27" back from the apple store and to me... it's worse than it was before.

Not sure where to go from here...
 

SaSaSushi

macrumors 601
Aug 8, 2007
4,079
470
Takamatsu, Japan

LSBoot

macrumors newbie
Jan 4, 2010
6
0
There's nothing more to test for that screen. That is a yellowting and that's all there is to it.
Just swap it or get your money back.

Has anyone managed to get their money back from a BTO machine bought from Apple "Premium" Reseller? Or do we have to go through the magical three efforts to fix it... ?
 

toed

macrumors member
Feb 20, 2006
57
0
no manipulation whatsoever...

What a horrendous looking screen. Is that for real or did you manipulate the colors. I can't believe how much variance it shows. Wow.
I am an avid photog and I can assure you there was no saturation/vibrance/contrast boost or manipulation whatsoever on those photos.

open in Aperture 3, export as jpeg... done.

The one with the 4 corners, I just cropped, exported each crop, then joined them in CS3.

and yeah, it looks terrible on solid light(er) colored backgrounds.
 

nicroma

macrumors 6502a
Jun 20, 2009
504
30
Midwest, USA
Apple just set up another onsite LCD replacement for me. This will be my 3rd onsite repair for this machine. I insisted on an entire machine replacement but they said they cannot do that until 3 repairs have been performed on it first. First the HDD and now this will be the second LCD replacement. I am kind of hoping that this LCD replacement doesn't fix it. I just get a bad feeling about this machine, especially with it being my first Mac, and I would just feel better having a new machine with no history of problems.
 

HLdan

macrumors 603
Aug 22, 2007
6,393
0
Had two yellow ones and then decided why bother with iMac, might as well get a 32 HDTV and a mini.

Too bad your new setup won't encode 2 hour .avi's in 10-15 minutes. Not putting down your mini, but that's what I bought the iMac 27" i7 for, speed. Encoding requires a lot of CPU power to encode in any decent speed and the mini just doesn't cut it.
 

knewsom

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 9, 2005
949
0
I am thinking the same... or a refund.
Good luck to you - and to everyone having trouble with the screen replacements. This is very, very worrisome.

And in other news, thanks to the Mods for restoring this thread to what it should, and was intended to, have been.
 

knewsom

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 9, 2005
949
0
Ya know toed, that looks EXACTLY like my original week 5-something iMac screen... weird.
 

scroto

macrumors regular
Aug 14, 2009
108
0
Trenton, MI
Too bad your new setup won't encode 2 hour .avi's in 10-15 minutes. Not putting down your mini, but that's what I bought the iMac 27" i7 for, speed. Encoding requires a lot of CPU power to encode in any decent speed and the mini just doesn't cut it.
Yes because everybody encodes tons of movies. :rolleyes:
The PC in my sig can encode the same AVI twice as fast as your imac so I guess your imac just doesn't cut it.
 

HLdan

macrumors 603
Aug 22, 2007
6,393
0
Yes because everybody encodes tons of movies. :rolleyes:
The PC in my sig can encode the same AVI twice as fast as your imac so I guess your imac just doesn't cut it.
Well, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic and this isn't a pissing contest dude. I was merely pointing out that getting rid of the iMac in favor of a Mac mini and a flat screen isn't an option for many. Was I speaking for everybody? NO. Why don't you allow the person that I was actually talking to, to reply. I wasn't talking to you. :rolleyes: So, you're bragging about your powerful cheap PC? And you're here for what????? :rolleyes: I'm sure your powerful PC will eventually encode as fast as my iMac after you put forth the usual multiple hours getting it to work.
 

tigereat

macrumors regular
Dec 23, 2009
214
2
just dropped my iMac 27 to Apple Service Provider to get the Panel replacement, will let you guys know how it works out.

Thanks
 

archipellago

macrumors 65816
Aug 16, 2008
1,155
0
Well, I wasn't trying to be sarcastic and this isn't a pissing contest dude. I was merely pointing out that getting rid of the iMac in favor of a Mac mini and a flat screen isn't an option for many. Was I speaking for everybody? NO. Why don't you allow the person that I was actually talking to, to reply. I wasn't talking to you. :rolleyes: So, you're bragging about your powerful cheap PC? And you're here for what????? :rolleyes: I'm sure your powerful PC will eventually encode as fast as my iMac after you put forth the usual multiple hours getting it to work.
you really need to stop peddling this rubbish...

stop drinking the kool aid, Apple's marketing has never been based in fact.

All computers 'just work' its the organic mush behind the keyboard that breaks them...

and that applies to any platform/os.
 

bendrumin

macrumors 6502
Jun 23, 2009
324
40
Minneapolis
2nd replacement

I brought mine in friday night for the yellow tint, got it back today, apple booted it up at the store and he went WHOA because it was even WORSE then it was when I brought it in. Doign another replacement now, and if this doesnt work, I need a new machine. I own a design firm and its just getting too annoying.:rolleyes:
 

lindafus

macrumors member
Jan 1, 2010
51
4
I brought mine in friday night for the yellow tint, got it back today, apple booted it up at the store and he went WHOA because it was even WORSE then it was when I brought it in. Doign another replacement now, and if this doesnt work, I need a new machine. I own a design firm and its just getting too annoying.:rolleyes:

Apple called and scheduled a LED panel replacement for my yellowed screen (which is not really that bad compared to others here) I opted when the tech called, not to replace at this time. I am waiting until I see people with bright beautiful display replacements (yellow free) report that here. I have 3 year apple care. I am not willing to go through the entire repair process over and over again. They do not have the fix to this issue if they are replacing with same yellowing displays. I will wait it out a bit :eek:


-Linda