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Ghost image on my iMac screen!!!

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John Caradimas Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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May 14, 2012 12:29 AM

Well, that's certainly something I wasn't expecting to see on my iMac (24-inch, Early 2009) screen!!!


Today, I was checking out some photography site I frequent and I noticed some horizontal lines in a picture, which was showing a clear blue sky. I thought that was strange and I moved closer to check what were they, believing that they were in the picture. Imagine my surprise when I figured out that these were from a "ghost" image of Mail screen. Mail is one application which is constantly open on my iMac, so it somehow has managed to leave a ghost image on the monitor.


Now, I always use a screen saver, which changes randomly, and since this is not a CTR display, I wasn't expecting to see something like that. Is it something I can do about it, is it something that can be removed if I take my Mac to a service station, or am I doomed to live with it? The funny thing is that my Apple Care just expired a month or so ago!!!! Darn!


Any help would be appreciated.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 14, 2012 2:03 AM (in response to John Caradimas)

    If the mail is always there you the image could be from LCD "image persistence".  Try using LCD Scrub to see if it can clear the image.


    Here's an apple doc on the topic which also suggest a method to clear the image:


    Avoiding image persistence on Apple LCD displays

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    May 14, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to John Caradimas)

    Hope it works.  Good luck.


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