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  • John-Paul May Level 1 (20 points)

    "Excellent! The more info we show about this problem and how to resolve it the more ashamed Apple must feel for not addressing it or offering a free solution!"




    I just wish there ws a workshop that offers to fix it -- it is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY for a repair shop.


    "We fix the well-known 27" dimming problem for only $100 instead of buying a new display for $1000"


    (I assume you're in the USA, KAOS, if you were in europe I'd fedex my iMac to you with 100 bucks!!! You could probably get 50 customers within two weeks.  :O  )



  • Kaos2K Level 1 (0 points)

    No, i'm not in the USA, i'm from Spain, right there in Europe .


    But i'm not here to make money, just to try to help people that suffers this problem and save them big money...

  • 2010iMac Level 1 (10 points)

    I attempted to fix my screen given the description above, but I believe my soldering skills are not up to par. I'm not exactly sure what went wrong, but now my screen is black. I've checked and rechecked the connections, and they seem correct. I must have fried something.


    Apple is not willing to even look at the problem now that I've opened the machine. Just a word of warning to anyone who attempts to fix this error on their own. Now I'm off to a third-party repair shop in Palo Alto.


    Sometimes I do wonder, why did I buy a computer with the monitor built into the box? Pretty, but **** frustrating when it breaks.


    Thanks for your great post however, I had fun trying to fix it myself


    And to Apple: You should be fixing this error for free. Monitors are not built to fail within two years.

  • Kaos2K Level 1 (0 points)

    Are you sure you reconnected all the cables of the monitor? Not the soldered ones but those that connect with the motherboard

  • 2010iMac Level 1 (10 points)

    I rechecked all the connections a couple times, and was very careful to reconnect each cable. I have to admit this was my first thought as well; I'm not sure why the area where I was working would make the entire screen go black. I'll let you know what I find out.

  • Kaos2K Level 1 (0 points)

    With black do you mean no backlight, nothing showed on the LCD or just "black"?

  • zaNabiT Level 1 (0 points)

    Ty Kaos2Kfor the great post! Help me to know wich is the problem with my half black screen...after only 1 year and a half!!! Unfortunately, few people know how to do what you've done! So Apple recall and repair it for free!! Is it ridicoulous!!!

  • 2010iMac Level 1 (10 points)

    The screen had no backlight at all. I decided to undo my soldering and see what would happen. The screen went back to it's normal state, with the left half darker than the right. I believe I must have had a couple of solder joints touching, which was causing a short.


    Here's what the screen looks like now:


    I'll try to fix this again at some point.

  • Kaos2K Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm glad you resolved the issue, at least in part. Now, i want to wish you luck for the next try

  • zaNabiT Level 1 (0 points)


    This is my screen...

  • Kaos2K Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah, the same as above, the same i had an the same everyone got while Apple is still mute... And this problem started in 2009 with the very first units of the 27" inch iMac and continues to 2011-2012.... more than 3 years and no official solution for their part... that makes me very very angry...

  • EmmaKBentley Level 1 (0 points)

    Going to be fixing mine over the next few days , i emailed apple about the issue and they said they would not pay for the repair , and that the issue isnt known to them , i pointed them directly to this thread ! , discusting that apple havent sorted this out sooner !

  • Kaos2K Level 1 (0 points)

    They should be aware of the problem as it is widespreaded... A recall program must be launched ASAP... they have launched the seagate harddrive one which is a minor issue compared to this...

  • zaNabiT Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow...superfast to delete a "non technical" comment, so slow to give us an answer to this issues...this is disgusting!!!

  • Kaos2K Level 1 (0 points)

    Removed mine aswell. They act fast because it doesn't cost them money, just the opposite of starting an iMac recall program for all the affected users .

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