We have two 24" Glossy iMac and the displays on both have begun to show, (what I can only describe as stains) that make it appear as if there is a layer of dust them although there is not. They are streaks here and there and being a photographer it is becoming quite an issue. These streaks look like shadows and make working in photoshop frustrating. Any ideas on the why's and the how to's?
You are not alone. its not that hard to clean. really you need the cloth that came with the screen...most people throw it out. and all you do is dab it with a bit of water and gently massage the screen. and it looks as good as new. if you dont still have the cloth use a very silky delicate piece of cloth. if it is underneath the screen (very unlikely) take it back to the shop you baught it for and if it is an apple store then they will most probably clean it for free.
also do the stains look like the are on the inside or outside? and, do they move at all?
if you took a picture of your screen and posted it on here. i will be able to give you a better idea on how to.. fix ya
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get an external monitor and the correct dvi adapter and plug it in to te back and turn it m Make sure that in the >System Preferences>Displays you have mirroring turned on then you should be able to a least use your mac. My sister had the same problem this solved it somewhat She hides the iMAC behind the new screen. Only other solution would be to take the iMAc in and probably have the display board replaced which would cost you more than the new screen. You will still have the new screen to put on a new computer and use it as a second display.
I have two 24 inch displays on my computer
Try booting it into single-user mode holding down Command(Apple) and S buttons when powering up. Then in terminal console, use chkdsk -fy. Use it and use it again until comes back with something like "Volume appears to be OK". Then use command: mount -uw / and then type reboot and try booting normally. If it does not fix your problem, it's most likely a hardware issue (logic board / graphics card), and you should take it to an Apple Authorized Service Provider. -juuko
Yep, you can clean the LCD and the inside of the glass, but you will need two suction cups for glass. The ones for picking up window glass work. Lay the computer on its back. Place the suction cups at the upper corners and pull straight away from the table. The glass is held on by magnets and may have tabs at the bottom, so once the magnets are loose you may have to lift the glass away from the bottom edge. Be careful, it isn't safety glass and can break if dropped. The hardest part is keeping dust from getting between the screen and the glass during reassembly. Try working in a dust-free environment. I use two micro-fiber cloths, one with screen cleaner and one dry. You can't believe how much static builds up on the inside of the glass. It just sucks in dust. Don't wear fleece or you'll end up with fuzz as well. Stand your iMac up to reinstall. Clean the outside of the glass so you can see any dust on the inside. Place the bottom in place first. As you prepare to move the top into place, have light behind and above you and view the glass with the black screen behind. You can see most of the dust that way. Good luck.
Hi, I have an iMac 20", its not 2 years old, and the dvd got stack inside, it won't come out, how in the world can I fix that problem? how can I change the dvd burner?. Is there anyone who could help me hout? thanks Jose
If you have re-installed the RAM without any luck, it looks like you have to take trip to your closest Apple Repairer. It could be any number of problems. Video card, display, logic board. Only when it has been diagnosed will it be known. If the computer is less than 10 days old you can ask for a new one. Yours would be classed as DOA. If not, standard warranty it 12 months from the Invoice date.