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  • cataldoc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can confirm that the issue is software (at least on mine).

    I followed what mactoubib suggested in this topic (replacing ATI drivers) and now I have no more flickering.
  • Dude_LWood Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I was at the Munich Apple Store today where they have four 27" iMacs. All C2D. I tested them all for about 10 minutes each and they all ran without any problems. No flickering. No interrupted flash movies. Playing flash movies on never had more than 50% processor usage. I'm still waiting for the i5. Hopefully mine won't have any problems either. My first MacBook (white) had flickering problems too and needed two replacements of the logic board. After that I didn't hae any more problems.
  • mknez Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    bought mine on november 3th 2009 in Slovenia. same problems as you have. already return it and waiting for the money. will buy another one as soon as apple resolves the problem. there is no point in purchasing another one with the same failure. must say i'm very dissapointed.

    you can see the failure in the
  • kawo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also had the flickering problem on my new 27" iMac. I can also confirm that the solution from mactoubib fixes this. After replacing the ATI graphics drivers the flickering is definitely gone on my machine.

    Last week I've installed Windows 7 via Bootcamp, spent quite a while there, and never saw any flickering. From then on I was quite sure it could only be a driver issue and I was no longer tempted to return or exchange my iMac.
  • mactoubib Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It's about time to install the 10.6.2 update. I can confirm the new ATI drivers are included that fixes the flickering problem. Enjoy
  • Dick T Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    How can you confirm the new ATI drivers are included in 10.6.2? I just installed 10.6.2 and checked the ATI drivers and they are the same version 1.6.6 dated 9/10/09 that were there before the update.

    And I don't know yet about the screen flickering/blacking out as I just did a restart before doing the update and everything has been ok. You know, it seems to me that a driver issue is unlikely only because my iMac has been flicker free since I bought it 11/2. Why would a driver issue suddenly appear 7 days later? Doesn't make sense to me and I'm no newbie with computers.
  • Eisenzahn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just installed the 10.6.2 update and everything was ok for about an hour. But now the screen is flickering again.
  • mactoubib Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi dicktwi,

    For me the drivers are dated November 3, version

    You can download them at the end of this message – and compare with yours, please let me know if any differences. Concerning relationship drivers/flickering, you can do this easy experience. Move all ATI drivers especially the ATI4X00. Restart your iMac and load the Arabesque screen saver. Your machine will flicker. This is why I said it's a driver problem. By the way it seems there are different versions of the ATI drivers. I saw versions listed from to the latest with 10.6.2 update
  • StileselitS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My Mac got today the same Swine Flu symptoms. They are all infected ;))) iMacs need a proper doctor!!!!
  • fredpontes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I got my Imac 27 1 week ago and the problems started 2 days ago. I had the white lines and some blackouts. Today I updated for 10.6.2 and I am testing it now. For the last 20mins it seems OK...let's wait then.
    I checked the ATI drivers and they are dated 9/10/09 but are already, this is the last version, right?
    If I have the problem again (hope nottt) I will let you know.
  • Rick Lang Level 4 Level 4 (1,230 points)
    Jan, I do not think you have posted any messages in your thread since your first message. It looks like the OS X 10.6.2 upgrade has resolved the problem perhaps with updated ATI drivers. Time to confirm on your system and mark this thread RESOLVED? It's a shame that people are so impatient that they've already either returned their purchased iMacs, cancel orders, or stay with their Windows PCs instead of switching to the Mac because of this problem.
  • mactoubib Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you Rick, I did'nt think to ask Jan to close that thread. According to me and time spent on this issue. I can write that thread is resolved, unless someone came back with another flickering problem even after installation of latest update 10.6.2.
  • MarkyJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am not sure if we are jumping the gun saying that the issue is resolved? My problem took a few days to appear, then a week to re-appear after the PRAM reset.

    Having said that, I can confirm that my iMac had ATI drivers version 1.6.4 dated 10/9/09 4:36pm under 10.6.1 and now they have the same date/time but are reporting version 1.6.6.

    No flickering yet, but it has only been a couple of hours. I have delayed the pickup of my iMac DOA return to see if the problem is fixed, but I am not convinced we can declare the problem solved just yet...
  • Jan Sampermans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi guys, sorry it has been a bit quite after my first posts, but I have been following the thread closely.

    Over the last few weeks I have only experienced these errors on my machine 3 times. Every time they were solved by a reboot. I think there are others in this thread that had it way worse then me.

    I'm downloading the latest Mac OS X update now, so let's see...
  • TRujder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Are these drivers also for 4850 card?? I mean, the drivers that are available here on this forum by other user.


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