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  1. #1

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    Jul 28, 2010
    Apple iMac 21.5" Late 2009 Screen Problem

    A few weeks ago, I noticed some weird wavy lines on the top of my iMac's screen.
    It looks like a water spill, or something, but I haven't experienced any of that. It is a late 2009 iMac, the 21.5 inch version. it is running latest software, but it looks like the problem is in the hardware. Have any of you experienced this? I attached a photo, you can try see it. It is not too easy to notice on the photo, but in real life it is pretty bad.

    Also, will Apple replace my screen, or the actual iMac. I have an appointment tomorrow, and I am thinking whether I should back-up or not.

    Please let me know.


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    I can't answer your question about whether or not Apple will replace the display or the machine, however, anytime you take your machine in for diagnosis or repair, by all means make a backup. (I can't see the wavy lines you refer to.)


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    Sep 25, 2010
    you problem must be solved by now...but it not than go to apple and they will replace the screen..i had the same problem with my screen and that got replaced

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