second BAD/FOGGED screen on iMac 24" TODAY - YOUR thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by spalding12, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. yep
    went to the apple store this morning
    got my mac an iMac
    can home
    fine for 15 mins
    then.... fogging and blurriness in the bottom right-hand side
    when turned off you could see this fogging below the glass
    drove the 45 mins back
    when i arrived at the store.... the screen was FINE.... OF COURSE
    exchanged for a new one

    home with new one
    on for 30 mins....
    fogging again
    worse than the first one

    was stored in a/c store
    taken home in a/c car
    in a/c home now

    i took out my hair dryer....
    and.... it DOES take the fogging away

    anyone else ever have this?
     
  2. that sounds unfortunate...... was it maybe stored in a non a/c warehouse at the store?

    and you don't have a strong magnet anywhere near that bottom right corner, do you?
     
  3. Taylor

    Taylor

    May 21, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    Could be electromagnetic interference...
     
  4. no magnet
    good thought
    the hair dryer fixes the issue
    then....
    after a while
    it comes back... though not as bad
    maybe i'll just leave it on for a couple of days and see

    they brag about how the iMac is SEALED SHUT against everything
    so...
    i guess that the water vapor can't get OUT, either :frown:
     
  5. the hairdryer fixes it.... and there is nothing else on the desk

    thanks for your thought
     
  6. latazyo

    latazyo

    Apr 23, 2008
    STL
    I was thinking something the size of a 50 cent piece

    that is terrible

    when you say fog, you mean actual water like condensation right? not electrical, but physical

    do the monitors appear to be "unsealed" in anyway? any cracks or anything? (probably unlikely since this is the second time)
     
  7. they look completely sealed
    definitely 2 UNopened boxes... of that i have NO doubt

    the monitor is fine now.... after i used the blow dryer on it for a bit...
    yep.... ELECTRONICS LOVE HEAT......
    crap

    should i mention that the apple store is 45 mins from my house....
    so.... that's 3 hours in the car today for this "fun and excitement."
     
  8. Taylor

    Taylor

    May 21, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    That's so strange... be careful with the hairdryer, you wouldn't want to void your warranty!
     
  9. Oh wow.....its like Jim and the D300 issue all over again! :eek: 
     
  10. you are right about the hairdryer
    i'll never mention it to them

    i got all of the condensation to go away... with < 1 minute of the use of the dryer
    now..... 15 mins later..... about 10% has returned

    unreal, huh?
     
  11. hmmmmmmmmm
    that doesn't sound good
     
  12. Wonder if the batch the store you bought from was stored in a hi-humidity location for an extended period of time. May explain getting 2 units with this problem.
     
  13. JD,
    i suppose that you must be correct
    sad, however, that it would happen
     
  14. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    That blows, Greg! I can understand one, but not two identical issues. What an inconvenience!
     
  15. yeah, francis
    i am SO far from happy right now
    the iMac is ok now... after the HAIR DRYING
    who knows if the cycle will repeat itself after the unit is off and cools down and heats up restart

    i will bring it back tomorrow.... IF that is the case
    i suppose they must have left THE WHOLE BATCH out in some high-humidity.... HOT warehouse..... CRIMINAL, as far as i am concerned
     
  16. Chill out, Greg (pun intended!) :wink:

    You live in Florida, don't you? As you probably know :tongue:, it is quite humid there... Once the device settles at the proper temperature and humidity levels, the condensation just goes away. As far as monitors being sealed... you need some vents to let the heat exhaust, and incidentally, also letting the moisture in.

    And no, it is not criminal (if you ever lose power or your A/C in your house, you will become a criminal too, won't you?), and I don't think there was anything wrong with your first one, or that there is anything wrong with the second one (other than applying the hair dryer to it! :wink:) . You've just wasted at least 1.5 hours driving back. Just relax a bit, sheesh...
     
  17. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I don't blame you, either! Do you have any other Apple stores there that you could try? Perhaps in the shopping mall? This is something you don't want to take a chance on. I hope you get it all sorted out for Mac - I bet she's just anxious to start using it.
     
  18. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin
    I think Greg is justified. It's not like it's a $40 item. He works hard for his money. So hard for his money. So you better treat him right :tongue:
     
  19. BobW

    BobW

    345
    Mar 10, 2008
    Illinois
    LCD displays do not have a problem with magnetic fields. CRT displays have the problem with magnetic fields because they have electrons which travel in a vacuum.

    Bob
     
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