Vertical White Lines on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pete.Mac, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. Pete.Mac macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    Hello all, first time poster here.

    My year and a few months old intel iMac has two vertical white lines on the screen. One about an inch and a bit from the center, and the other about the 3rd row of pixels in. The line goes from the top of the monitor to the bottom.
    I noticed the first one about a month ago, and another one has come this week.

    I only had the one year warranty. Doh.

    I have contacted an store than can deal with apple repairs, and they quoted me £400 to £500 just to replace the screen.

    I haven't contacted Apple at this point.

    Anyone else had this problem? and what should be my next step?
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    If it's exactly one pixel wide, that's probably a hardware problem. You could try booting from the install DVD to make sure it shows up there, and/or run the hardware test that came with it to see if it gives you any more detail.

    Assuming it's hardware, you're kind of out of luck--that is NOT a common problem, but it does happen, and when it does really the only thing you can do is replace the broken part (which would likely be the screen).

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