Urgent iMac screen issue..

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Abyssgh0st, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

    Abyssgh0st

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    #1
    Hi there,

    So I'm in the process of selling my iMac, and I was about to re-install 10.6.x and I saw these odd lines (2-3 of them, near the top of the screen. on my screen of my 21.5" iMac. It sort of fades/grows in its intensity, such as right now it may be sorta visible, later it may be very visible, and earlier it was hardly visible at all. What is going on here? It seems like it would be a video card issue or the display itself is failing. It looks the same after restarts, etc. The display has not been touched, cleaned with any odd substance, no pressure applied or anything; just came out of mid-air.

    Thanks guys!

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  2. PurrBall macrumors 6502a

    PurrBall

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    It could just be image persistence. Leave a solid while screen on for a few hours and see if that helps.
     
  3. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000

    Abyssgh0st

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    Will do, I'll leave it on it for awhile. This is really bugging me though, I'd hate for my iMac to be damaged when I'm about to sell it.

    Anybody seen anything like this before?
     
  4. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

    ECUpirate44

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    How old is it? Apple Care? If so, it's easily covered.
     
  5. Abyssgh0st thread starter macrumors 68000

    Abyssgh0st

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    Bought in January of 2010. AppleCare ran out like 3-4 weeks ago.
     

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