To answer part of my own question now i have a SECOND vertical line, this time is a cyan line about 1cm of the right border. So i have one yellow vertical line about 4 cm of the right border and a second one at about 1 cm.
Please Help! a i gona end up with a screen full of lines or what?
Anybody had this problem?
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"i have read this is a know problem by many users,"
Really? Please provide the URL and/or link of where you read this.
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hi baby boomer,
i also have this problem. check out this thread: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=778470&tstart=0
unfortunately, the link you posted only covers first-gen imac g5's. i have the same imac as mirkovic.
here are some more links:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=197560&tstart=360 (this is about dead pixels, but one person reported a whole line)
Anyone knows if there is a model of iMac G5 that doesnt have this problem?
I want to buy a another one but dont whant to go through the same again!
How about the Intel ones?
I found this line about a week after my warranty expired! i found many topics with the same problems, i think apple should do something about this, it clearly looks like a manufactures issue.
Here are some links, if anyone have some news please let me know.
"Anyone knows if there is a model of iMac G5 that doesnt have this problem?"
I don't have a problem. See my system info.
You should also keep in mind that these are technical support forums. Generally, the only people posting here are those with problems. The thousands/millions without problems don't ever come here.
Think of this place as a "hospital" for mac computers.
If you want to know if the Intel iMacs have the same problems then you will need to visit the Intel-based iMac Forums & ask the knowledgeable users over there if you have not already done so.
As I said in another post like this http://discussions.apple.com/messageview.jspa?messageID=4369582&stqc=true
iMac G5 (iSight) 17 inches monitor.
The first blue line appears in december 2006 (just after the warranty expired)
By now I have 8 vertical lines in the middle right of the monitor, colors cyan, dark blue, yellow and magenta.
The apple guys says that they are not going to replace any part for free, because my expired time warranty, and fixing it, would cost me almost the same money of a new iMac.
What to do?
iMac+iSight Mac OS X (10.4.7)
One thing that strikes me as very strange about the reports of this problem is that a vastly disproportionate number of them seem to be coming from South America and South East Asia (including the Phillipines) - far more posts from these locations than we normally see. Conversely there are very few from the US and the UK, where the majority of posters on the boards come from.
I'm wondering whether there could possibly be an issue with a specific shipment or shipments, or whether there could be a problem with a particular Spanish language version of the OS or other Apple software.
i've actually got the same or even worse problem with my iMac G5. first, it started with a yellow/green line on the far right screen around 2 months ago. now, 1/5 of my screen is gone, it turned into black, which covers part of the navigation bar on the top. but the thing is i've only bought my iMac for less than 2 years...and i was silly enough not to get the warranty. so i'm facing this hugh repairing fee, which equals to getting a new iMac. i talked to the tech people and they said this actually happens quite often and he suggested i should get a warranty package next time if i ever get other apple product...duh, of course i know better now... (sobbing)...
Let our voice be heard in Apple!!!!
Is not fair that after we paid for our equipments in the past we have to pay almost the same for a repairment order whet this is an Apple failure.
Many of us have the same problem with our iMacs and we have to give Apple the properly feedback for this situation. Posting this issues in the Apple Discussions is not enough.
Everyone with problems in their iMacs should go here http://www.apple.com/feedback/imac.html and let them know the situation. Don't forget to mention the first four numbers of your serial to the Apple team.
iMac+iSight Mac OS X (10.4.9)
iMac+iSight Mac OS X (10.4.7)