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Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: tronnei
Date: December 31, 2019 08:14AM
This line just started to appear on my mom's mid-2011 21" iMac. Any reasonable fix possible, or is time for a new computer?

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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: December 31, 2019 08:32AM
I have to ask the obvious- did you restart?



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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: pdq
Date: December 31, 2019 08:58AM
Google it. Some folks have apparently fixed vertical lines by various resets. I think it’s more likely a video card or video cable issue. (For the adventurous, you can always pop your video card in an oven!)

Good luck. iFixIt is a good site to check out.
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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: December 31, 2019 09:10AM
Does the line appear on a second monitor?
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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: msglee
Date: December 31, 2019 09:39AM
Once they start...
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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: ArtP
Date: December 31, 2019 12:17PM
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Forrest
Does the line appear on a second monitor?

Cheap fix is to use an External monitor and have dual screens. I was gifted a old iMac years back with worse lines than that and it ran for years using an external display,

It's a FEATURE not a BUG!
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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: December 31, 2019 01:31PM
iMac prices at OWC



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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 31, 2019 03:30PM
as other have said, and a few others:

-restart
-reset various things: PRAM, SMC, etc
-test external monitor if available
-see if it shows up in screen shots.
-see if shows up in a new user account
-take note of position and size, and see if it gets worse in the next few days/weeks
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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: tronnei
Date: December 31, 2019 03:49PM
Thanks for all the suggestions thus far. Have tried several of them; no luck yet. Will continue to monitor the monitor, but a newish iMac may be in the future.
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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: August West
Date: December 31, 2019 09:23PM
(For the adventurous, you can always pop your video card in an oven!)

I bet some folks on here have baked some Ampex and 3M, I have !



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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 01, 2020 02:07AM
Seems like a perfect New Year present to get one of those OWC iMac refurbs - will be an improvement all around, especially if you get the 5k 27” model.
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Re: Line on iMac screen - any hope?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: January 01, 2020 04:08PM
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August West
(For the adventurous, you can always pop your video card in an oven!)

I bet some folks on here have baked some Ampex and 3M, I have !

Reels? I'm about to unearth a bunch. I guess that I'd better read up on it before I wind em up.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/01/2020 04:08PM by mrbigstuff.
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