IMac :: Screen Too Dark When Playing Video?

Jan 13, 2010

I have a late 2007 20" Alu iMac and when ever I watch videos they appear too dark. I have tried changing all the settings I can find and nothing helps.

Its ok if I use VLC as I can change the brightness within the program but anything else ie quicktime, youtube or other embeded video always looks way too dark.

Has anyone else encountered this or is there something out there that I can do do brighten the video image?

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MacBook Pro :: Screen Is Dark/black When Movies Are Playing?

Jan 4, 2011

Just trying to figure out if this is a issue with my macbook pro. When the screen is dark/black when movies are playing ect.. I noticed light on both sides of my screen. Not sure if this is normal but it bothers me a great deal. I have a 15' early 2008 macbook pro with applecare. Picture is side ways sorry[URL]

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IMac :: Dark Spots On The Screen

Nov 29, 2010

My iMac has these dark spots on the screen and I wanted to confirm that it is a hardware issue before I make an appointment with an Apple genius. I thought it was dirt, but cleaning it didn't do anything.

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Jan 1, 2010

I can barely see digital pictures and the likes. But websites and such i can see fine so long as the colors are light and looking on this site... [URL]

the first image i absolutely cannot see, it is 100% pitch black.. the other bellow it shows up just fine. But the two left/lowest squares on the color table on the very bottom the page both appear the same shade of pitch black.

I can see light but not dark. I tried callibrating and adjusting brightness and contrast.

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Jan 14, 2009

dread going to work and use pc all day. anyway the only issue i have is every so often i will be working away and my whole screen goes blank for a second,,freezes. I have to tap the mouse to get it to come back,

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Jul 18, 2010

So after giving up the new iMacs after two replacements about six months ago for yellow screens......I thought I would try again.

The good news is that the white is very uniform with no yellowing. The bad news is that it has this dark band across the bottom of the screen just above the dock.

So I am basically in the same spot I was six months ago. Replace the unit for a new one, replace the screen, or just live with it. Maybe I am being too anal but for $2,500, I shouldn't have to live with anything but a perfect screen.

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Mar 16, 2012

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Dec 4, 2009

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Feb 13, 2009

I have a question (whoa). I have an iMac Dual Core, bought in mid-2007 (it's the White Plastic version, not the newer Aluminium with the glass-display).

For some time now I had some dark spots, kind of shadow like in the bottom left corner. I wasn't bothered too much by them, but they got bigger, and now I have these in all of the corners except the bottom right one.

Anyone got any ideas how to get rid of them? (no, no three-year guarantee plan ... stupid me), or if not if it'd mean to replace the whole display or if it's just some cleaning (I talk money-wise here ...)

I attach two not-so-good pictures (the background is plain-white and the image is a bit enhanced ...) so you guys can see what I mean.

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Jun 3, 2014

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OS X :: Playing Halo And Video On An IMac G3?

Apr 27, 2010

Ok... so probably asking for a miracle, but would there be any way to play halo for mac on my iMac G3?
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I know the game requires 32MB Vram, but i'm hoping theres a way around this.

Also, i had panther on before, and i could play videos off the HDD fine, but since i upgraded to tiger, it plays lousy. and yes i've tried VLC. should i downgrade back to panther if i want to watch videos?

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Aug 22, 2014

Just purchased a MacBook Pro Retina, refurbished (because why not - the same product for a cheaper price) around a month ago. It's the 13 inch and is the model before the most recent one came out (4GB of RAM instead of 8GB - late 2013). From the very first day, playing a full-screen video on any site (be it YouTube, Facebook, etc) just makes the fan much louder than usual (so loud that you can almost hear it more over the video itself). Thought it may have been just a thing with Flash Player being buggy, but the problem has persisted for a while now. I'm not even pushing the CPU to any limits - literally playing a full-screen video on Facebook (not even in HD) makes the fan go crazy. 

Just last night I tried installing Borderlands 2 and it was the same thing - FPS rate was fine, no lag, just the fan was so loud that I actually got scared for my computer and turned it off. After closing the app and checking out the fan temperature, it was at 91c. 

Never happens when browsing/surfing or doing my usual work. 

Should I go give it back to Apple? The thing is I start university in less than a week (and hence will be traveling), so not sure if I can afford to give my laptop in to them for a long period of time (I know it should be free though since mine is a refurb item). May it just be an issue that is quickly repairable or is this worse?

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MacBook Pro :: System Freezes Playing Videos / Weird Color Bars On Video Screen

Apr 29, 2010

Ok, I've noticed this week that my 2010 13" MBP hangs a lot when it plays any videos I've bought off of itunes (it's fine with other videos). I mean anytime a itunes video pops up on my itunes player, the whole computer hangs (beachball of death and can't do anything). And it hangs for quite a bit (haven't timed it but a minute maybe?)

At first I thought it was the graphics card as the first time I realized what was causing my computer to randomly freeze up (it's been starting to do that this week but at first wasn't sure what cause itunes was in the background) it gave the wierd color bars on the video screen for the video it was playing (I have itunes play the video in the small box on the left bottom corner). Like the whole video screen was random fubar color bars and not the video (it took a minute and then eventually played fine after me reclicking the video). It has not done that since.

I played around with it and noticed it seems fine when I play videos I have not bought off of itunes but it reliabley hangs the whole computer when I try to play a video bought off of itunes. It eventually plays but it is really annoying particularly cause it holds up my whole computer until it resolves whatever issue it is.

So, hardware or software and any suggestions if it is software on how to fix it?

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Jun 4, 2009

Being a history enthusiast of that era, I've been waiting for Empire: Total War to come out for quite a while. I'm also a bit of an enthusiast as well and would really like to get a new iMac. I'm just wondering if anyone out there is playing E:TW on an iMac with Boot Camp and how well it's been working. Any particular video card recommended over the others?

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IMac :: Screen Pixelated While Playing Videos?

Jan 21, 2009

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Jul 20, 2010

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Oct 31, 2008

I started up iTunes, checked my email, and looked up to see the top half of my display drop about 15 shades darker than the bottom half! I called Apple Care who told me they had never heard of something like this before and advised me to call the nearest Apple Store. I did, and like Apple Care, they had never heard of this happening.

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Jun 16, 2008

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Aug 2, 2010

I have a problem with my MacBook screen. Everytime I try to turn on the MacBook, the blue screen appears for a second and then everything gets dark (but I can see that the computer turned on normally, it's just the screen that gets almost black, without light). Sometimes only the right side of the screen is blue and then gets dark just like the left one. I was looking for the problem and I perceived that the left side seems to be loose and I can't fix it. What should I do?

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Aug 28, 2010

I have a late 2006 Macbook, and my dad has an early 2009 Macbook. I was comparing the two today and noticed that there was a significant difference between their LCDs. My dad's Macbook has a lighter, more normal display. While mine has a yellow tint to it and is darker. Both computers were on the same display profiles and both had the same brightness set.

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Feb 22, 2010

i have a mbp from 2007 and it seems my screen has grown quite dark! anyone else have this problem? what does one do?

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Sep 22, 2009

I have a prob with my MBP and wondered if anyone had an idea what the problem is?

Today the screen just goes black.. when i turn the backlight up and down i can see some difference but no picture on screen.

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Feb 4, 2012

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Feb 17, 2012

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Apr 22, 2012

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May 5, 2012

My iMac Screen on my left side darker than my right side but it have been having this issue with my screen brighten up and down by itself from day one. Purchase my iMac about 13 months ago

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Jun 15, 2012

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Dec 12, 2014

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Sep 9, 2014

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After a while, I noticed that the screen just went very very dim, because I could still slightly see the webpage I was on.  Turning up the brightness of the screen did nothing, same with restarting the computer.

Sometimes the screen would come back to the normal brightness, until I would go to do something on the internet and it would go very dark again.  It's so unpredictable, I don't even want to deal with it anymore. 

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Aug 26, 2014

I just bought the latest and greatest 15 inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display in mid-2014. Every once in awhile, my screen will go dark. When I hit the touch pad, the cursor will show up and will move, on a completely black background. At that point I panic and start depressing the touch pad, when that doesn't work, I try depressing the on/off key; which does not respond at first, but finally the screen returns to normal.? NOTE: My operating system is OSX 10.9.4.

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