Tracking Forums, Newsgroups, Maling Lists
Home Scripts Tutorials Tracker Forums
  Advanced Search
  HOME    TRACKER    mac


IMac Intel :: Part Of Left Side Of Screen Is Black

I bought this mac through ebay some time ago now. After a few months of use, i noticed the left side of the screen flickering/twitching. It gradually got worse till the majority the left side of the screen was completely distorted. Now, there's a dead space there, and when i take a print screen, the image comes out fine.

21.5" iMac
Mac OS X (10.6.5)

View 5 Replies (Posted: Jan 5, 2011)

Sponsored Links:

Related Forum Messages for Mac:
IMac Intel :: Black Vertical Line Down Left Hand Side Of Screen?
I've had this iMac about a year now, and i have had this problem for a while but thought i'de leave it for abit and see if it heals its self. As sometimes the line is more visable than other times and sometimes it's not even there!

I have 2 pictures which i snapped with my iPhone, so i will link you too them.

iMac 21.5"
Mac OS X (10.6.5)

Posted: Dec 17, 2010

View 3 Replies!   View Related
IMac :: Black Vertical Line Down Left Hand Side Of Screen?
I've had this iMac about a year now, and i have had this problem for a while but thought i'de leave it for abit and see if it heals its self. As sometimes the line is more visible than other times and sometimes it's not even there!

I have 2 pictures which i snapped with my iPhone, so i will link you too them.

The line is not majorly visible, but it is just annoying considering i payed �1000 for this iMac.

Picture1: Line overlapping my iTunes.


Picture2: Line on boot up.


Posted: Dec 5, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
IMac :: 21.5" Vertical Black Line/Mark Down Left Hand Side Of Screen?
I have only recently started noticing this, it is mostly visible on the white screen at boot up but just faintly noticed it now against my background.

It is a fading black line going down the left hand side of the screen, it starts at the top kind of fades in the middle then comes out again.

I honestly have no idea what this is, i will try catch a picture on my phone soon and post it up.


UPDATE: Sometimes the line is clear, sometimes it is faint and even sometimes it isn't even there!

Posted: Sep 11, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Mac Intel :: IMac 24" Aluminium Screen Has A 1px Line On The Left Side Of The Screen?
I'm not sure what this is, or what caused it, but I was just going about my normal computing when I went to change my desktop background to another color (black), and when I did I noticed a long vertical line going down the furthermost left edge of my screen. It seems to retain the image of my previous wallpaper (before the new one), seeing as whenever I change it to something bright, it doesn't show (not a dark line, anyway, from dark to bright), but when I change it to something dark, the same color from the previous wallpapers stays, but not the other way around. Is there a way to fix this, or is it irreversable? The computer is only two and a half weeks old.

Posted: Jul 16, 2009

View 1 Replies!   View Related
IMac :: Dead Pixel On Left Side Of Screen
I went and bought a new IMac today from my local apple shop. I get it home and it has a really annoying dead pixel on the left hand side of the screen.

Posted: May 30, 2010

View 11 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: Left Side Of Screen Display Darker Than Right
Switched the machine on today to notice that the left side of the screen is darker than the right.I have put the brightness on full to confirm this.Is it possible the LED backlight is failing?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

Posted: May 21, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: 27" Is A Light Grey On The Left Side Of The Screen?
My 27" iMac, from the centre to the left side of the screen has a light grey shade whilst the right is normal, at times the screen flickers to normal then go's back to the light grey shade.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011)

Posted: Jun 10, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: New Imac Core I7 Monitor Has Left Side Darker Than Right Suddenly
I've had the machine for nearly two weeks now and I wake up this morning and boot up to find that the left side of the screen is noticeably darker and almost has a yellowish tinge as compared to the absolute white right side. This discrepancy is most noticeable when viewing brighter or white material such as the background of any website or text document. This is simply unacceptable for a new machine I just shelled out for. It was working one minute and now I find that the display has this split hemisphering problem where the left side is darker than the right when viewing brighter or white material.

I have apple care thankfully. I need this issue resolved... is there something I can do on my end to recalibrate the monitor so that both sides are displaying properly? Is there a software update coming that can fix this problem? Is it really necessary to replace hardware? Do I get it repaired or replaced? How much would it cost? How long would it take?I trust I'm not alone on this one. I've spent the last two weeks getting my machine up and running and I hate the idea that I'm going to have to send it away for long or have it replaced. What's the word regarding this issue? It's driving me insane now.

Imac 27 inch i7
Mac OS X (10.6.2)

Posted: Nov 30, 2009

View 5 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: Left Side Of IMac Got Dark
for 1 day now, I have the problem that the left side of my iMac's display (27", late 2009) got dark. It happens regularly after 15 minutes of use. After a restart it disappers but appears again after 15 minutes.I bought this iMac new in the end of 2009. In my opinion, this problem shouldn't and can't appear..

iMac G6
Mac OS X (10.6.5)

Posted: Dec 21, 2010

View 12 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: Vertical Lines Appearing On Left Side Of Display
I've had a 24" iMac since August of last year and I haven't had any problems, well, no major ones. But recently I've noticed 1, sometimes 2 vertical lines appearing on the left hand side of my screen, they are permanent, and became irritating to the point where I changed my desktop wallpaper to a darker one to hide it. My question is, as I do not have AppleCare, is it worth me even bothering to have them try and rectify it or anything like that? i've had it under a year (so its still under warranty I presume?) So I wouldn't expect something like this to be happening on such an expensive piece of hardware.

iMac 24" 2.66 ghz
Mac OS X (10.6.3)

Posted: May 2, 2010

View 3 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: Strange Vertical Line Appeared On The Left Hand Side Of Monitor?
I purchased my iMac A1224 in late October 2008. Last week a strange vertical line appeared on the left hand side of my monitor that would not go away. Sometimes it was a purple colour, sometimes it'd change to blue, and sometimes it'd vibrate a little. After reading the Apple discussion forums I came across multiple threads on widespread vertical line display issues with other Apple computers (especially the G5).

However, I haven't really seen any discussions on whether or not models after the G5 (ones produced in 2008 or later) also had thse display issues.I'm quite choked that even though I haven't owned my computer 2 years, I have this vertical line display issue that appears to have a long history with Apple desktops, my warranty is expired, and my computer is now in the shop to be fixed.

Upon first calling Apple Technical Services about this issue I was told that the extended warranty for the vertical line display issue was known but not with my model (A1224). I was then told that I was to bring it to my closest Apple Service Department for repair. I was then told that it would be covered for repair if it was an Apple hardware issue, but if it was due to personal damage, I would have to pay.

I took my computer into the closest Apple Service Centre. A day later I get a call from the Service people saying that when they called Apple they had no record of my call, nor was I given a case number, and that I should call them immediately.

Upon calling Apple Technical Services again they advised that the only record they had on me calling was a week ago and all that was put on my file was that I was to bring it in for servicing. None of the details regarding the issue was put on the file, nor what was told to me about the issue being covered by Apple if it was hardware related.

I now have a case number (which I was not provided the first time), was directed to a supervisor who advised me that my model is not covered under the extended warranty (regardless of Apple having a LONG history of vertical display issues with their desktops and regardless of what I was told the first time when I called Technical services and spoke to a representative.

So now I've been told that all they can do is forward my issue (with screenshots) and the information from the Service Centre I took the computer to, to the engineers and let them make a call on it.Right now I'm thoroughly disappointed with my Apple purchase, and if I'm left with a hefty repair bill, it will be the last Apple product I buy.

Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Purchased October 2008

Posted: Jul 28, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: Desktop With Two Black Margins On Each Side
My desktop photo suddenly shrank/shrunk? away from the two sides, by an inch, but reaches top and bottom, thereby magnifying the icons and the text when I log onto anything. Then I have to scroll to the right to see the vertical scroll bar, etc., going back and forth, to read anything.

Mac OS X (10.4.9)

Posted: Jan 19, 2010

View 7 Replies!   View Related
Final Cut / Motion :: Welcome Window Left Hand Side Black / Fix This?
When i start the motion 4, in the welcome window left hand side is black. Anyone get this problem..?
under the Mac OS X 10.6.

Mac Pro 2.66
Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Mac Pro 2.66GHz Dual-Core Xeon, 8 GB Memory, 3x 250G HD, Nvidia 8800GT, Mac OS X

Posted: Sep 23, 2009

View 2 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Air :: More Light On Left Part Of The Screen Than Bottom Right Of Screen
Is it just me or the macbook air has a problem with backlight? it's very very bright compare to my mbp 13.3 but it seems like the left part of the screen receive a lot more light than the bottom right of the screen. I notice that on the mbp pro but its worse on the mba. I have a rev2 1.86 with a 9400. In this review (in spanish) they check the brightness levels on the screen, and there is a difference between center and bottom right corner (340cd/m2 vs 215cd/m2)

Posted: May 30, 2010

View 2 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: Screen Became Yellow On The Third Part Of The Screen From Bottom To Top?
Yesterday at 10 pm rome hour my new iMac 12 days older became "yellow" as cigarettes smoke nicotine on the 1/3 of the surface on the right. From top to the bottom completly.What's happen? I must call assistence and require substitution?52 hours to migrate the old prodile via fw. Wifi with i don't know what kind ofproblem that i fix in 10 day tring all thinkable suggestion.And now that.My last problem was in october 2000... With a falled internal hdd... But all that things and the screen...

IMac i3 3.06 21"
Mac OS X (10.6.5)

Posted: Dec 12, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Dead Pixels On Screen / Screen Is Brighter Towards Left Side
I'm wondering how uniform the backlighting is on everyone's mid-2010 MBPs. The screen on mine is sort of a gradient, with the screen becoming progressively brighter towards the left side. There are also what appear to be columns where the screen is slightly darker than the surrounding area. This makes it annoying to read in low-light conditions because the left side of the screen will be at a comfortable level when the right side is slightly too dim, or the other extreme. I absolutely cannot stand dead/hot pixels though which makes me hesitant to have the screen replaced. I just bought the notebook a week ago but I don't want it replaced, as I installed a Moshi PalmGuard before I noticed the screen issues. I also installed an InvisibleShield but I can have that replaced at no cost.

Posted: Jun 1, 2010

View 16 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Screen Becoming Fatter In Center - Left Part?
I'm having little problems with the screen, it is like it's becoming "fatter" in the center, left part. Here's a photo, but it can be barely seen. [URL]

MacBook Pro
Mac OS X (10.6.4)

Posted: Sep 23, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
MacBook :: Screen Gone On Right Side And Doubled On Left?
I have a MacBook Pro and need it for work (music & film) but I've been using my sister's MacBook for school and it started acting up this morning.


That's the computer. The right side of the screen is black and the left side is doubling. I'm really upset and want to take it to the Mac store but we don't have AppleCare so I'm hoping I could atleast find out what's wrong?

Version 10.6.2
Processor - 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Posted: Apr 26, 2010

View 3 Replies!   View Related
OS X Leopard :: Arrange Desktop Icons On The Left Side Of The Screen?
Right now my desktop icons start at the top right side of my desktop and run vertically to the left. I would like for them to start at the top LEFT and run vertically to the right like the default is in Windows.

Mac OS X (10.5)
2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Posted: Jan 20, 2009

View 23 Replies!   View Related
OS X Tiger :: Black Stripe Covers Part Of Screen
My screen is 37cms wide - on the righthand side I have a black strip about 6cms wide from top to bottom. I can retrieve (by 'fishing' with my cursor) files that are underneath, but can't get at any of the items on the bar on the top ( volume, clock etc).

iMac G5
Mac OS X (10.4.5)

Posted: May 6, 2009

View 1 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Flickering White Lines On Left Side Of Screen?
With screen saver or if I drag a DVD Viewer window over to left side of screen I have flickering white lines (about 1-1/2 inches long) all along left side of screen. Only happens on MPB, not on external monitor.

Happens with either video processor. Have reset PRAM and everything else possible to reset. I am traveling in Europe and cannot go to Genius until I get back to US.

Late 2008 MBP 2.4GHz
Mac OS X (10.5.7)

Posted: Jul 25, 2009

View 1 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Air :: White Pixel On Lower Left Side Of Screen
I've had my MBA just under a week now and last night I noticed a single white pixel in the lower left side of the screen. Of course it doesn't show up in screen grabs but it also doesn't show up on black screens. I'm only seeing it on top of white, gray and other colored screens (shows up on the red, blue green screens in pixel tester), there's also a small halo around the pixel against a white background. It also doesn't seem to follow the usual pattern of a dead pixel, it will disappear for a time and then reappear. I tried very gently rubbing the area with soft cloth and it doesn't seem to do anything. I haven't had any of the other screen issues but I was really hoping this was just something actually on the screen. I spent a week getting my MBA up and running and so far I absolutely love it. I did the 4GB ram upgrade which I'm thinking means I'd have to send it back to Apple for a replacement, especially with software that's has hardware activation.

MacBook Air 11"/4GB Ram/64GB SSD
Mac OS X (10.6.4)

Posted: Dec 15, 2010

View 5 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Air :: Black Plastic Part Under The Screen Is Loose?
The black plastic part under the screen is a little loose. If you press with one finger you push it in and it will move a bit.

Mac Book Pro
Mac OS X (10.4.6)

Posted: Dec 2, 2010

View 8 Replies!   View Related
OS X Leopard :: What Makes Applications Snap To The Left Side Of The Screen & Get Smaller
an application such as Word will suddenly move from its normal location on the screen over to the far left side of the screen, with the top left corner of the pane in the top left corner of the screen. The application pane size reduces to about half its width.I know I've read or seen something about this, but can't remember where - something about applications resizing to the "best" size for the screen and other open applications. Can anyone enlighten me - I'm hoping there is some setting or keyboard shortcut that is responsible

Posted: Feb 9, 2009

View 2 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Just Started Getting A Green Line Down The Left Hand Side Of The Screen
what does it mean to have  green line on your screen?

Posted: Jul 5, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
IMac :: Possible To Switch Windows Buttons To Left Side
One obvious thing I've noticed on a mac is the close window [x] minimize window [_] and maximize window buttons are on the right on a windows. On a Mac they are on the opposite left side. What I am wondering is there a way to switch those buttons on the left side on a Mac to the right. Which I am accustomed to it? It there anyway or is it just something, I will have to adjust to.

Posted: Apr 19, 2009

View 19 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: Moisture Behind The Glass On Monitor Right Side Screen?
I am having a problem with moisture in the bottom right side of the screen. This is very worrying and from the forums seems to be a general design fault. will it be causing problems in the guts of my machine? this is my concern. it's 18 months old and this problem started a couple of months ago and has got steadily worse. it does clear after several hours of being on but still ... I live in Auckland NZ, it is humid here in the summer but the room the pc is in is bone dry.

IMac 8,1
Mac OS X (10.6.1)

Posted: Dec 6, 2009

View 1 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: Screen Glass Slightly Over Right Side Of Frame?
I just noticed my monitors glass is slightly over the right hand side of frame. Its on the side where the Dvd burner is located next to. I think the glass wasn't cut right to fit the frame evenly. I had this IMac since Dec 31/2009. The top of the frame is level and so is the left side. It does get warm on top and the left and right sides. Do I need to turn down the brightness I have it running 100%? I accidentally hit the brightness key and I forgot what I had it set to.

imac 21.5,I 3.06ghz
Mac OS X (10.6.2)

Posted: Jun 10, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: Displays Backlight Dimmed Only On Left Side?
Suddenly my displays backlight dimmed only on left side.

Changing brightness does not work.

Posted: Jun 15, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Dark Band/strip A Couple Of Inches Left Of Screen When Viewing Black Screen?
whenever i watch a movie that is really dark, or have a really large window with a dark color/close to black, about 4-5 inches from the left edge of the screen is a darker vertical stripe, around 1.5-2inches in width. anyone experiencing this? is this normal? if not, how do i get rid of it?

MacBook Pro (late 2008)
Mac OS X (10.5.7)
15in 2.4Ghz

Posted: Aug 11, 2009

View 2 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Why Does Screen Go Black Every Time Move Mouse To The Lower-left Hand Corner Of The Screen
I've had my mac for about three years now and everything was working fine. After I installed lion, I notice that this started to happen. I don't lose any of my information though when it does that. It just goes into a sleep mode I guess? Anyways, is this a feature from the lion update? Something standard?

MacBook Pro, iOS 5.1

Posted: May 5, 2012

View 2 Replies!   View Related
MacBook :: Speaker On Right Side Louder Than On Left Side?
It's only today that I noticed my MacBook's right speaker is considerably louder than the one on the left. I opened Sound panel in System Preferences to see if the balance was off, but it was set at dead center. Then, I dragged the balance slider all the way to the left to see if the sound coming from the left speaker was okay at all. Well, it sure isn't. Very muffled, muddy sound. No highs at all. Dragging the slider to the right side reveals a very different sound texture. Very crisp, as it should be. Really weird. Anybody else experiencing this odd speaker behaviour?

I googled for this problem and found this thread, right here on Mac Forums. It's a thread for the MacBook Pros, though. The people with a MacBook Pro think it's because there's a subwoofer on the right side. Well, the MacBook doesn't have a subwoofer, so it can't be that. Any ideas? Is it repair time?

By the way, I have a late 2008 unibody MacBook, the 2,4GHz model.

Posted: Jan 10, 2009

View 3 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Vertical Light Hair Line Running On The Left Hand Side Of Screen
I have just recently (less than a week) purchased a MacBookPro 15 inch, and just noticed a very thin line that runs down the left side of the screen. It is very light and hardly noticeable, but I am only wondering what this line is.

Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB L3 Cache

Posted: Jun 26, 2010

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Hardware :: G5 - While Browsing An Excel Spreadsheet Part Of The Screen Turned Black Then Monitor Shut Off
My father owns one of the original G5s, so its power pc not intel. Today while browsing an excel spreadsheet he says part of the screen turned black, then the monitor shut off, then the monitor came back on but not video. Mean while the fans started spinning out of control. Now when he tries to turn it on, he gets power, but all that happens is the fans spinning faster and faster and faster until he turns it off. No video or anything. Just speeding fans. He fears the CPUs died since they control the fans. Any suggestions? He also says the fans were spinning unusually fast these last few days.

Posted: Oct 21, 2008

View 6 Replies!   View Related
MacBook Pro :: Left Side Of The Unit Is Extra HOT By The Left Speaker?
I have been noticing that my 2 month old macbook s over heating . When i start the mac every thing seems to be ok . but let say the mac is been off by going to sleep and i turn it back on , then when i notice that left side of the unit is extra HOT by the left speaker ! also the bottom of the unit between the battery and the edge . Don't know what to do , do i need to restart my mac 3 -5 a day if i am working with it all day ? is that normal ?

i do turn it off when i see it heating up, and it works normally but 2 hours later is comes back and i need to restart it agin ! is anyone having the same problem ?
when i had my Pc i had to turn it off once a day due to slow reactions but i was not expecting a mac would over heat .

don't really know how to mager the heat how extents the heat is but when i touch the left side with my fingers i can't keep it more that 3 seconds it really hot !!
as far as the activity monitor is showing nothing but the safari running , so i am really worried about this ,

Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5

Posted: Jun 16, 2009

View 8 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: Its Monitor Display Darkens Noticeably On Left Side
Not long after startup, the display will darken on the left side and stay that way until reboot - still readable, but bothersome .

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.0.x)

Posted: Feb 12, 2012

View 6 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: Left Side Of Display Noticeably Darker Or Shaded
The left side of my display is noticeably darker or shaded than the right side. Is there a fix?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

Posted: Apr 9, 2012

View 1 Replies!   View Related
Intel Mac :: Possible To Move Trash Bin From Right Hand Side To Left
Can I move the trash bin from the right hand side to the left.

iMac, Windows 7

Posted: Jun 24, 2012

View 8 Replies!   View Related
IMac Intel :: External Display Mirrors But Will Not Work Side-by-side?
I am using a VIZIO HD TV as a second display . Setting the TV to 1920 x 1080 (it's max) and the iMac to 1920 x 1200, the two displays work correctly in the "Mirror" mode. When I set the "Arrangement" to side by side to create another display space, the TV displays the Invalid Mode error. The behavior does not improved when the two displays are set to lower resolution levels. This same TV works fine in all modes when connected as a second display to my Mac Book Pro.

Mac OS X (10.6.5)
External TV/Monitor connected via MiniDVI to VGA adaptor

Posted: Jan 3, 2011

View 7 Replies!   View Related
Copyright 2005-08, All rights reserved