Week 6 and later 27" iMac Screen

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Croatian, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Croatian macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    #1
    All of you that have received week 6 or later 27" iMacs
    What is your screen model#

    go to system preferences > display > color tab > open profile > scroll down till you see "mmod" and read the model number of your screen


    I have a week 5 unit with yellow tinge and my screen model is 00009CB5

    i am just curious if the screens are getting replaced in the new unit to fix the problem or something else is going on.
     
  2. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

    MMM.PWR

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago
  3. resom macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Location:
    Louisiana
  4. quagmire macrumors 603

    quagmire

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    #4
    I doubt the screen will have a new part number. Just LG fixed the issue and sent Apple the defective free panels.
     
  5. WilliamG macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle
  6. Lear2000 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    #6
    apple store has a new part number, I was there on Sunday. They said the latest replacements screens are coming in, with a brand new part #. Watch out for the dreaded black blurred bar. Don't let them sell you another defect.
     
  7. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

    OldCorpse

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    compost heap
    #7
    Week 5, model: 00009CB5

    FWIW, no yellow that I can see - but maybe I'm blind. Regardless, I'm not fretting it, since I can't see it. When I get a bit more time, and my camera back, I'll post pics.
     
  8. iSee macrumors 68040

    iSee

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    #8
    I hadn't heard of anyone else getting a "black blurred bar."
    The first iMac I got (week 53) had a horizontal bar about 1"-2" high stretching across the entire screen a few inches from the bottom. It was fairly faint, but noticeable on any pale background. Is that what you're referring to?
     
  9. The General macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
  10. Kabir8 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    LA
    #10


    For the Week 6'ers and later....do you have yellowing or any other screen issues?
     
  11. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502

    MMM.PWR

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago
    #11
    00009CB5 for me as well. (week 6)

    I have minimal yellow, evenly across the screen, unnoticeable. it doesn't bother me but if these new panels work for everyone else I'm going in for a swap.
     
  12. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    #12
    For anyone who cares to answer. Why doesn't anyone just calibrate the screen for the slight yellowing? I've seen people here on MR with countless posts about calibrating washed out screens that Apple put on the original aluminum Macbook. But for the 27" iMac, I've seen no posts about simply calibrating it before going through all this trouble sending multiple machines back.
     
  13. donster28 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Location:
    Great White North
    #13
    Calibration does not work with isolated gradients. It will only work if the "whole" screen was affected. Adjusting the color to offset the yellow will not hide the isolated "yellow" part of the screen and there is no way to isolate the adjustment just on the affected part with the simple screen calibration.
     
  14. The General macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    #14
    because it's a graduated yellow, where the bottom is the most yellow. if one tried to compensate for the yellow at the bottom, then the top would be too blue.
     
  15. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

    OldCorpse

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    compost heap
    #15
    Not to open this endless discussion, but you must be careful before deciding that you got a yellow screen problem. No question, real yellow problem screens exist in vast numbers (and we've all seen pictures). However, it is also easy to think you have a yellow screen when in fact you don't.

    Here's what I mean: most people look at the center of the screen at 90 degrees (straight on), however, when they look down to the bottom of the screen, their eyes look at it from an angle. That angle translates into a "yellow" effect. You can try this out by simply squatting down and lowering your head to keep the 90 degrees the same as when you looked at the center of the screen... often the "yellow" will disappear.

    Anyhow, I'm absolutely not saying it's not a real problem - it most definitely is. I'm only saying that for some folks who think their screen is "marginally" yellow - make sure you're not subject to illusion due to angle of view.
     
  16. bennyspenny macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #16
    My Week 53 had the exact same issue. Almost like a dark wrinkle in the screen. It also had a very faint yellow tinge. I returned it today.
     
  17. maghemi macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    #17
    Shall we start up a week 7 and week 8 thread in preparation?
     
  18. pionata macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Location:
    Montreal
    #18
    Many monitors have this, including my 23" ACD.

    It's one of the backlight that is not 100% functional like the others.
     
  19. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    #19
    Okay, fair enough. Thanks for the answers. It's really too bad this has become such a big issue.
     
  20. donster28 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Location:
    Great White North
    #20
    No probs. :)

    I agree, it's too bad. But when a company like Apple boasts about their screens as having a "...perfect picture with superb colour consistency..." then, you will get a lot of complaints from customers with subpar screens.
     
  21. Croatian thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    #21
    so it is safe to say that

    all week 6 screens are the same model number as previous weeks

    does anyone have a screen model # for the replacement screens
     

Share This Page