2 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2012 5:27 PM by Cylermi
highrevphoto Level 1 (0 points)

I recently was given a 23" Cinema Display (A1082) and it has some ghosting issues.  If you leave a box open say in the bottom left corner for a bit, then drag it to another part of the screen it will leave some ghosting for a few minutes and slowly go away.


Anyone have any ideas on what can cause that, and if there is an easy fix, such as changing out a part inside?  Don't want to dumb too much money into the monitor trying to fix it as it may not be worth it versus buying something new.




  • X423424X Level 6 (14,215 points)

    Sound like "image persistence".  But if it only takes a few minutes (as opposed to weeks or months) to leave the image then that monitor has seen it's best days behind it.  There is no permanent fix.


    Here's apple's document on persistence:


    Avoiding image persistence on Apple LCD displays


    But as I said, this effect usualy results in keeping something in a fixed position for a fairly long period of time.  Not minutes.

  • Cylermi Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the exact same problem (might even be the very same 23" ACD model) and have had image persistence issues for a few months now. My browser's address bar is clearly visible against any flat color such as a wallpaper. I tried for months to clear it by using the method described on the Apple support article (full-screened white image) every night (approx. 8 hours) for a week and it did nothing. I also tried a screensaver called LCDScrub that has various different patterns designed to clear image persistence, but that didn't help either.


    A few days ago though, I noticed that the persistence "shadows" started appearing really quickly; it only took a few minutes after I added a new bookmark to my bookmark bar for the logo to appear at that spot onscreen and despite trying the remedy again, it hasn't vanished.


    What is the policy for this? I've heard things ranging from manufacturing errors on certain ACD models which highly increase the chance of IP happening, to "tough luck, it just happens" basically. I know the LCD ACD's are older pieces of hardware but since this issue isn't exactly caused the by the user or any kind of misuse of the display, are there any chances to get a replacement or anything like that?