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iMac LCD Burning Image very Quickly


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Hello All,

Excuse me if I put this in the wrong section, I think I'm okay, but sorry if it's not. I'm new. Anyway, as the title says, my iMac's LCD is burning VERY quickly, as in like reading a google search result (web page up for about 10 seconds) will burn, literally that quick. Does anybody know of a fix for this? It looks really bad on my solid colored wallpaper.

-Jake Root

P.S. The image usually goes away [from being burned] after about 3 minutes. Also, it's a 24" inch aluminum.
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That really isn't a burn-in issue (burn-in really applies to having a constant image set on one portion of your screen regardless for what else is on the screen). What you are describing sounds more like a refresh issue, or delay issue. Whereby, if you watch something for a bit and then move away the previous image takes a while to fade away before the new image completely takes over.

On the first generation LCD's, this was known as ghosting and was really perceptible on sports and games where you could actually see the path of the character/athlete.

How long has your iMac been doing this and how old is it? If it's still under warranty or AppleCare support, then you might want to give them a call..

I'm sure there are some LCD test programs you can run to see how bad this phenomenon is on your LCD..

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My iMac is about 2 years old, bought in December of 2007. It's been doing it for about a month or so. Strange because I have in no way changed any display settings, or general settings for that matter.

Sadly, I'm not in warranty anymore, so that's out of question, but I guess I'll see what I can do.

Thanks for the help,

Jake
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As equipment ages, there's a need to change settings to compensate for changes in the equipment's performance. You might find your original settings way off ideal for now. Let us know what you find out; I'm curious to know if running the test program and tweaking the settings helps you out.

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If this is a recent thing, it's entirely possible the LCD is beginning to fail.

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Give this a try to prevent ghosting, or image persistence as Apple refers to it:-

JScreenFix - Fix stuck pixels
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Hey everyone,

Thanks for the replies! Coaster-I lowered the brightness, to see what that does. Raz0r- Holy **** I hope not. Colin- Me too.

The weirdest thing is it doesn't "persist" [the image] in Boot Camp. I honestly cannot figure it out.
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