IMac :: Cyan/Pink/White Vertical Lines Expanding?

Nov 9, 2009

They started real small I thought it was just me then an hour later it expanded, 6 hours passed, it's a least 5 inches wide.. It started on the right, around where the time is shown.

What's happening? I have an early 06 iMac.

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MacBook Pro :: Pink Vertical Lines On Anything White

Jun 1, 2014

Any fix for the vertical pink lines and distortion that makes my mid 2010 macbook pro 17" un-usable?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Power Mac G5 :: Pink Vertical Lines Appearing On Screen

Dec 31, 2007

I have a G5 about 2 years old. Recently a pale pink vertical line appeared down the screen, another about 2 weeks later and today a third line appeared. They do not affect the screen's visibility, but I wander if anyone else has found a resolution to this minor problem (without having to go out and purchase a replacement.

Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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MacBook :: Screen Suddenly Shows Blue And Pink Vertical Lines?

Apr 25, 2012

I am trying to get my MacBook LCD to work right. It happened because one time I was carefully wiping my MacBook screen with a little hand sanitizer and a paper towel. However, later my screen started to show a-lot of weird lines and eventually blue, pink and green tiny vertical lines but it is not completely renderd useless, it is just plain annoying and whenever I have an open window on the screen for a long time and I move it around eventually, it shows an imprint in the background into the screen and even when I restart, shutdown or use Windows in BootCamp it just shows up.  

MacBook (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3), Serial number: IQ0351EYF5W

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Intel Mac :: Vertical Black And White Lines On Screen

Mar 5, 2012

Simply using my Imac for watching tv on the web, Hulu, and left to help my wife get groceries in the house. My wife checked her email and closed Safari.

I came back in roughly 10 minutes from when she shut down Safari to see a black screen with white pinstriping, and the mac being totally unresponsive. Shut down and rebooted, sent off the report to Apple, and am now here with seemingly no problems. 

Needless to say, as a photographer this computer is just about as important as my camera. Should I be worried? discovered the thread to this issue, which appears to be quite extensive. 

iMac (24-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: White Vertical Lines On 2010 13" Screen?

Jul 19, 2010

I've had my MBP for about 2 weeks and yesterday a white vertical line about an inch long appeared on the right edge of the screen.

It went away after a restart, so I thought nothing of it, but now another one has appeared. Picture:

They mostly appear only on the desktop, but occasionally crop up when I'm running apps.

Is this something I can fix or is it a video adapter issue? I have searched and come up with some similar motherboard issues but they are mostly older macs.

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PowerPC :: Blinking Screen For Few Seconds And Then White And Vertical Grey Lines

Mar 25, 2009

The other day the screen started blinking randomly. It'll flicker for a few seconds and then go white with vertical grey lines for a few seconds. Then it will go back to normal. There doesn't seem to be a pattern to it. Sometimes it will go through that process for five minutes and then stop. Other times I can be working on it for hours and nothing will blink or act screwed up.

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OS X :: Vertical Lines On Imac Display?

Nov 10, 2010

I have a bad problem. I have these vertical lines on my Imac display. Its a Mac OSX 10.4.11. Anyone know if theres a way to fix this?

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IMac :: Screen Has Vertical Lines On It?

Jan 6, 2011

i have an intel based 17" White imac.

it has over the weeks had and increasing number of vertical white lines appearing on the screen.

does any one have any idea of what is causing the problem, and the solution?

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IMac :: Pink / White And Green Checked Pattern On Screen

Mar 15, 2010

I own a 17" g5 imac and today I was just browsing on Firefox and all of a sudden the screen became checkered with thin pink and white lines. It is most noticeable on the menu bar and anything that is grey or white in color. It is not checkered on the blue background behind my desktop photo. I have an external monitor plugged in as well and the same thing is happening to that monitor.

I have a powerPC imac G5
OSX 10.5.8
ATI Radeon 9600

Here is a screen shot:
Haven't reformatted it yet. Hope there is a better solution. Purchased it used about a year ago. No warranty.

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IMac PPC :: Why Are There Vertical Colored Lines On Desktop

Jun 29, 2012

This just started today. My computer started to get weird vertical colored lines on the screen. At first, I thought it was just the website I was on, but more and more began to appear everywhere. I unplugged my computer and plugged it back it, turned it on, and when the white screen witht he Apple logo came up, the lines were everywhere. They weren't just making vertical lines, but also squares. Later, the weirdest thing happened. I was opening a new window on Safari, and suddenly, these pyramid-shaped objects covered the screen. They were red, with a little with of blue and a tiny bit of white on them. they pointed in all directions, and the minute I moved my mouse, they dissapeared. When I hold down on the left button on the mouse and hover it over the squares and lines, about 65% of the dots dissapear. My computer is an iMac G5 from 2004 with no iSight, the model number is A1058, the software is Leopard (10.5.8), and the processor is 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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PowerPC :: IMac G5 Strange Vertical Lines Of Squares?

Nov 2, 2008

I have a problem with the display of an iMac G5 20". It shows up as vertical lines of small squares.

If I change screen resolution, the display will look ok for about half a second, and then it comes back again. Anyone had seen this before? (This is does not look like the usual problem with iMac and thin vertical lines.)

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IMac :: System Frozen / Showing Vertical Lines

Apr 12, 2010

I was browsing the internet on my '08 iMac when the system suddenly froze immediately followed by the screen turning to nothing but vertical lines. I fear this may be an issue with the graphics card, but would anyone be able to offer any further insight?

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IMac PPC :: Bright Vertical Lines Developed On Display?

Feb 9, 2012

I've got a 2006 17" iMac (serial # starts with QP) and it's developed several bright, vertical lines on the display. Been reading around and it appears that this is not an uncommon problem.Whether this is something that can be repaired.

iMac, 17" - Manufactured August 2006

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IMac :: Light Vertical Wavy Floating Lines With Boot Camp?

Nov 5, 2008

I have a 20'' iMac with a 2.4GHz Core 2 and an HD2600XT.

There are light vertical wavy floating lines visible on the screen when running Windows XP. They are more clearly seen when you look the screen at an angle, from down below you look upwards to the screen. The floating lines can be precisely seen on grey backgrounds. These lines are not noticable much, but when you closely look with grey backgrounds, they are visible.

The problem is very strange because I've tried updating the drivers to my HD2600XT, and no luck at all.

I'm not able to determine wether the problem is hardware of software related, due to the problem not existing in Mac OS X.

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IMac Intel :: Vertical White And Gray Bars Appear?

Mar 7, 2009

Twice in the last couple of days, these white and gray vertical bars/lines would appear on my IMAC screen. In between those times, my screen just went black, but I can tell the IMAC was still on, because it wasn't a pitch black as if the computer was off. Each time, the only way I could get the screen to appear back to normal was to turn off the computer and turn it back on?

This is not good. This is my second MAC. The first one after a year and a half, just poofed up in smoke. (Seriously, that is exactly what happened. I was sitting there, and all of a sudden the screen went black and a puff of smoke appeared from the back.) And now after owning this second one for almost two years, I've suddenly started getting these vertical white and gray bars and the black screen.

Anyone have any idea? I was simply looking up info on a website when these events happened.

Intel Core 2 Duo/ MAC OS X 10.6.3

Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Pink And Green Vertical Pixel Columns On Screen?

Sep 2, 2010

My A1226 is really giving me fits. It will display persistent vertical pink and green pixel column patterns in windows or over the entire screen at start up. I have twice performed the "PRAM Re-set" with Command-Option-P-R depressed with pwer on and that has worked. But tonight it came back and I had to do it a third time. Is this a potential or probable power/battery problem? I hope someone here is familiar with this!

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MacBook Pro :: Pink Lines After Clicking On A Link

May 16, 2012

I clicked on a link and received pink lines all over my screen, in the window, the desktop, everywhere.  I rebooted the computer and it was all gone so I went back to the link, clicked on it, and pink lines appeared everywhere again.  So I took screen shots of the open window with pink lines in it, closed the window and took a screen shot of the desktop that had pink lines all over it.  I rebooted the computer all the pink lines were gone so I opened the screen shots and none of the pink lines were in the screen shots either.  So I went back to the same link once again and I got pink lines everywhere.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac (Intel) :: Screen Had Vertical Black And White Line And Is Now Blank

Sep 10, 2014

My screen had black and white vertical lines pop up over the entire screen then went blank and now at a restart the password then loading spinning circle happens then I get a blank white screen.It's a 27 in Intel iMac that is about 2011/12 purchase

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion

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MacBook Pro :: Frozen Screen With Pink/Blue Lines?

Sep 3, 2010

My almost 3 year old MBP shows a full screen of artifacts like horizontal lines with blue and pink boxes. It did it while simply browsing the web. It had a message in the center of the screen that said to push the power button to power off in several languages.

I powered off the computer. Tried to restart it and on the start up screen the Apple appears in the center of the screen with the same pink and blue boxes in it and the spinning symbol below is stuck and the computer will not start up.

Any ideas on what my problem is? I have about 2 months of Apple Care left.

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IMac :: Display Got Black And White Lines / On Starting Screen Goes Blank

Jul 22, 2008

So for the first time in over a year since I purchased it, my iMac crashed twice.The first time was this morning, i went to do something and the screen went black, and my secondary display got black and white lines. I had to restart. And the boot screen with the apple logo hung around for a while.

Then, later on the screen went whacky after trying to wake it from sleep (not full sleep just display sleep) and had a bunch of moving lines and then I couldn't see anything. So luckily I got a picture. After restart, it seems fine.I'll call apple care in the morning, but thought i'd try my luck here.

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MacBook Pro :: Having Coloured Vertical Lines?

Nov 11, 2010

I've been having this problem for the last few weeks intermittently, and occurs whenever I bring my Macbook Pro (17 � 5,2 � 10.6.4) awake from sleep, or sometimes just when I switch it on.

It is a bit difficult to describe, so here is a picture:


I have to hard-reset the laptop to fix this each time...

Do I need to send it away for repairs or is this something that I could fix myself?

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MacBook Pro :: Vertical Lines On LCD Screen?

Nov 9, 2009

For the past few days, my screen has been going in and out of being entirely covered by 1px white lines that occasionally flicker blue or something. Like, when I'm typing (as I am now) if the window is positioned one pixel off, the blinking cursor won't appear (and on my black screensaver, it looks more like it's white/light grey because literally every other 1px line is white). Well, this morning it got weird again, but it hasn't gone back to normal!

I have a Mid-2007 Santa Rosa Macbook Pro, 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo- LED Screen, backlight works fine and if I turn it completely down ('off') the problem persists. I have Boot Camp installed, and the problem persists when booting into Windows as well.

I looked around and tried a few fixes to no avail (slept the screen, reset the PRAM, messed with the resolution a bit).

I took a screenshot and everything shows up normal. I had to finish a paper I was working on, and the screen was getting unbearable, so I tried plugging it into a mate's external lcd and the image came up completely fine, no vertical lines!

So, what could this be, and what could I do to fix it? Could this be the infamous problem with the Nvidia 8600GT M graphics card- so would I have to get the logic board repaired!? (UGH I hope not) Could it just be a connection issue? I did install a new hard drive, a new stick of memory, and Leopard, but that was months ago! Anything else I might be missing? and I hope this problem isn't too serious!

P.S.-on a side-note, has anybody done the upgrade to the latest firmware for the fans (SMC something)? Should I give that a try (or should I do it anyway, regardless of whether it could help)? When it was released, I heard of some bad experiences, so I stayed away.

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Software :: Vertical Lines On Desktop?

Apr 13, 2009

iBook G4, OSX 10.4, has thin vertical lines appearing far right desktop...different colors. Four so far. Also, Safari keeps asking for keychain password but login password does not work and keychain utility won't allow any actions.

Related? This is a "refurbished" computer from Ebay (Tech Replay) and I don't have the system disks to start over.

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Software :: 27 Vertical Lines On The Screen - How Can I Get Rid Of Them

Aug 1, 2009

Started with 1, now there are 27 vertical lines on the screen - this interferes with photos and is unbelievably annoying. How do I get rid of them?

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Software :: Vertical Lines On Start Up?

Sep 25, 2009

When I start up my screen is filled with a load of bars made up of small vertical lines. After about 20 minutes they seem to stop appearing, although fragments of them remain on the desktop and dock.
It' also runs really slowly at first.

Running OS x 10.5.8

Old G5 tower

Apple Cinema display

I have tried disc utility Repair Disc (booted as a target disc) and Repair Disc Permissions

I have posted a screen grab here (it ain't pretty):[URL]

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Intel Mac :: Vertical Lines Going Through Screen?

Apr 8, 2012

Whenever I watch videos or anything that moves I will see a line going through the video. Its not very visible, But its still there. Some say it could be a virus, others say hardware problems.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Vertical Lines On Screen?

May 7, 2012

vertical lines on screen?

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2, I use QuickOffice & Dropbox

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Intel Mac :: Several Vertical Lines On Screen?

Jun 23, 2012

Vertical lines appearing on screen started with one now have 4 . Is this bad?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Vertical Lines Throughout External Screen

Oct 6, 2010

Hi I'm connecting an external monitor to my macbook pro and am experiencing regular vertical lines throughout the external screen. I've tried DVI-D and VGA. I've tried changing resolutions. I have taken a screen shot of the monitor but this screen shot shows a clear image. Attached is a picture of what it looks like. Hard to spot as taken with my isight. (Ignore the cable hanging down).

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