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  • Vali31 Level 1 Level 1

    so there is no recall afterall?  my mid 2011 imac its starting to give signs aswell .. half screen getting a lil bit more darker than the right screen..


    Why so many ppl have to complain about a problem and after 1-2-3 years apple to solve this.. u sped a fortune on a cool box outside and so much junk inside (no offence)  . I had no recall for my stupid hdd drive and make that grumbling noise... and now.. the screen gets darker .. How its that possible after u spend 2000 euros on a **** mac??

  • Reyezuelo Level 1 Level 1



    I too am having the EXACT same problem on my 18-month old 2011 iMac27 (in Spain).  It started with a flickering left side and now the left side is much darker than the right side. 


    At the Mac store, they basically told me I'm s*** out of luck and that I'd need to pay for a brand new screen.


    I'm afraid to open the iMac case to fix it because I have no idea how to solder...


    Really frustrating how Apple is handling this.  It is clearly a KNOWN ISSUE and they should offer a recall for those suffering from it.


    I'm a long-time Mac user (I've had a mac since 1994) and have never had a complaint about Apple quality OR support.  But they are really dropping the ball with their response to this issue...


    Any advice out there? 

  • Reyezuelo Level 1 Level 1

    By the way, if I google "imac 27 known issue", this thread is the first result that appears.


    UNBELIEVABLE that they are still not admitting this snafu at Apple...

  • Kaos2K Level 1 Level 1

    @Reyezuelo. If you're from Spain and need some help with soldering just drop me a mail and we see what we could do


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  • Reyezuelo Level 1 Level 1

    Gracias Kaos2K!  I am near Barcelona... 


    I think the forum does not allow emails, because I got <Email Edited By Host> below your text.


    I appreciate your offer for help!  You rock!  Let me know how we can connect and I'll definitely be in touch

  • Kaos2K Level 1 Level 1

    Yes, it seems they are hiding emails.


    simply search "Kaos2K" on Google, i have a couple of websites where you can contact me at.


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  • John-Paul May Level 1 Level 1

    Reyezuelo ---


    Hola, you are lucky to be in Espagne!!!   KAOS can definitely fix it, if it is possible to fixi it.  He is a legend.


    the fix is difficult ........... only because it uses very fine soldering.


    please watch this video, where my 11 YEAR -OLD CHILD demonstrates the problem:



    It is absolutely amazing that Apple do not just fix this.


    Quite simply: APPLE HAVE TO REPLACE ONE "MICRO-PLUG" on the LG display unit.  It would cost 50 centimes for the plug, plus the skill of "micro-soldering"


    Anyway -- thank goodness -- KAOS can fix these. It is incredible that in the whole world Kaos identified this problem properly.


    It's very lucky that these days we have these forums.  As I always say, thank you Kaos !!!  Gracias


    Look here for the photo of my finger that shows precisely the micro-plug in question:



    Again this 20 second video completely shows the whole probklem ...



    it's that simple !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    a loose plug !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  it is absolutely amazing Apple don't just fix this, as a publicity plus.  It's unreal.


    They are ruining their REPUTATION becaiuse of a loose "micro-plug" -- it's unreal.  It has to be the stupidest move ever on the part of a big corporation.

  • Reyezuelo Level 1 Level 1

    Done!  Thanks and hope to speak soon :-)

  • Reyezuelo Level 1 Level 1

    Word!  I am counting on some help because I've never soldered in my life, let alone "difficult ultra-fine soldering". 


    Looks like we need to "solder on" past Apple's lack of responsiveness :-/

  • effr0n Level 1 Level 1

    i have the same problem. anytime after 1 hour of use, the left of the screen goes dark, and got some interlace like flickering. yesterday, after disassembling my imac, i realized the connector is in "perfect" condition and no melted or any kind of damage found... after reassembling the imac, i tuned on, and the dark on the left appears immediately (not after 1 hour) now i have a FIX dark on the left ... :/

  • Kaos2K Level 1 Level 1

    Obviously, the connector is not in "perfect" condition as it is not making contact with the board and therefore the LEDs on that side of the screen are not receiving power.

  • PearD3mon Level 1 Level 1

    Hey Kaos2K


    My imac 27 mid 2011 starting to have the darker left screen.. i recently brought some soldering tool but for the wires what type and how thin/long should i get?


    Thank you

  • Kaos2K Level 1 Level 1

    Ask for a roll of insulated "Wrapping wire" or "Wire wrap" 30 AWG

  • marsvolta72 Level 1 Level 1

    Good day to all of you!


    I have the same problem and my extended warranty just expired last Feb 2013. Early 2012 the same thing happened to my iMac and they replaced the LED display. Last week it happened again and i was so very upset, i went to the Apple Store and talked to one of the representative and i just told them about this thread and express my concerns regarding about the issue. They told told me that they are going to fix and replace the display for FREE, but the thing is the part is out of stock and not sure when it will become available.


    Good luck to you guys and thanks!

  • Pearte3h Level 1 Level 1

    Hello kaos2k,


    Is there a easier way to fix this problem I disconnected the connector and tries to solder it but is so small. Any easier step?


    Thank you

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