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Will leaving my iMac on the same screen for a long time damage it?

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Jan 9, 2013 9:27 AM

I have heard many people complaining that their iMac screens become damaged relatively quickly. In order for this not to happen, seeing as I have just bought the new iMac, my first Mac, I want to do as much as possible to avoid it!


I know that leaving a television on one screen for extended periods of time is not advised because the image becomes burned into the screen, and was wondering if this was the same with iMacs?


Also, is there any other way I can avoid damaging my screen?


Many thanks for your help!




Edit: I also leave the brightness as low as i should in order to safeguard the computer's screen.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Late 2012, 21.5", 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD


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