Yellow vertical line on screen!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by markcres, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. markcres macrumors 6502

    markcres

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    Mar 30, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    Hi All,

    My trusty early 2006 1.83GHZ 17" Intel core duo iMac has (for the first time ever) a fault. It has developed a vertical line all the way down the screen - always in the same position:

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    My desktop is plain black.. and the line shows up as having a yellow colour. It covers the whole of the screen.

    I tried switching the machine off and on again! but no change.

    Any suggestions please?

    Thanks.
     
  2. cbrain macrumors 65816

    cbrain

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    Dec 9, 2006
    Location:
    North-East, UK
    #2
    I think your screen is broken; you should take it to the Genius Bar at an Apple Store see if you can get it repaired.
     
  3. fhall1 macrumors 68030

    fhall1

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    #3
    I'd second that.....time for screen replacement
     
  4. miK. macrumors 6502

    miK.

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    Mar 13, 2008
    #4
    Sadly, this is a common problem with this model and well-documented
    by lots of people on the web.

    There is a site dedicated to the problem here:
    http://imaclines.blogspot.com/

    Does your iMac's serial start with W860... and end with U2N?
    Apparently this batch was affected (W8 = Made in Shanghai, China).

    If you plead your case hard enough, and get in contact with an Apple
    Supervisor, Apple will fix it even if it is out of warranty. They have done
    this for some people, and even after the fix, the problem has come back
    for some...

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