Viewing issue data for week 2009-45

Summary (112 total)

Processor
3.06C2D: 48
3.33C2D: 3
2.66i5: 23
2.8i7: 38

Graphics Card
NVIDIA 9400M: 4
ATI 4670: 45
ATI 4850: 63
Screen Size
21.5": 9
27": 103

 

Hard Drive Size
500GB": 4
1TB": 96
2TB": 12
Condition iMac Specs Source Comments
Cracked glass (bottom left) 27" 2.8 Quad i7 2TB scopro No damage to box or styrofoam.
Cracked glass (bottom left) 27" 3.33 Core2Duo 1TB
Cracked glass (bottom left) 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB also got replacement iMac (it's fine)
Cracked glass (bottom left) 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Paul Schlosser
Cracked glass (bottom left) 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB StoneSoup cracked in the lower left-hand corner
Cracked glass (other location) 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Eisenzahn I’ve sent back my first iMac 27’’ because of a crack in the glass. The glass of my second 27’’ is ok but it has this flickering failure.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB kawo After replacing the ATI graphics drivers the flickering is definitely gone on my machine.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB fredpontes I got my Imac 27 1 week ago and the problems started 2 days ago. I had the white lines and some blackouts.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB bfreebody The 2-3 inches of static appear at random intervals on the screen, I've also experienced the screen going completely blank from time to time.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Brian Pratt I installed the 10.6.2 update last night and I'm seeing the horizontal bar flickering this morning. So the 10.6.2 update didn't fix everything, at least.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Elroyofderovers
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Soaringoak dentical issue here... 2-3" bands flicker horizontally across screen randomly... happening less often is the complete blacking out, but it happens.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB dicktwi I restarted once and I haven't seen the problem again.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB SirR-G The first time it occurred was after running in Windows for a bit--the computer had gotten quite hot so I thought it may be a thermal issue. I noticed it almost immediately after rebooting into OS X at the gray Apple logo screen.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Stephen Stark There was a similar issue with my MacBook Pro, but there were two settings for the display—when you switched to the low power mode (I think) it cured it. I don't think there are similar setting changes that can be made to the iMac.
DOA (won't boot) 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Richmond1138 My first 27" iMac went and died on me after about a week. The replacement has developed this screen flicker problem, including the flashes, the momentary black-screen and failure of "vertical hold" with the screen shifting down.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB DavidsonTsai
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB jmavedillo In Apple Support I've been told to unplug the computer, press power button for 15 seconds and then plug it again. Of course, it's better to upgrade to 10.6.2 before doing this.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB shahtooh The reason why I am asking is simple : I had the flickering/etc. issue even after the update. If "your" drivers are just the same as Apple's, then I know it will come back anytime.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Umpi After update it to 10.6.2, it worked better but finaly, today again the screen splited leaving the dock at the top.
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB GLM_BUF Used it all evening on Friday, all day Saturday and it was fine. This morning the flickering started after a half hour of use, then the screen now goes black every 30 seconds or so (4 times while writing this). Same behaviour , now bar has gone to the top... Read More
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB guitarguy09 However, the tech said that it may in fact be the video card and that apple engineers are "aware of the issue and are working on it". They reportedly are "leaning toward it being a hardware issue" right now but are still trying to identify the exact p
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Invisidrew I've had a new iMac 27" with Dual Core (1TB drive) for about 18 hours now. And I've been noticing the flickering/banding almost from about one hour after startup. It's not horrible, but it's persistent enough to make me very concerned. The occassion
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB rustyosaurus i am on day 3 of new 27 in imac base config and am also experiencing the same issues. i wonder if a firmware update won't fix this. i will probably just go make them exchange it instead.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB BruceHA Having the same issue now and then on my imac 27" (Week 42)...
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB canyonblue Worked fine for about 2 hours now I get the flicker (bands, at various places for under one second) and screen blackening (total blackout for about 1 second) about once every 2 or 3 minutes. A simple reboot fixed nothing and I have not yet tried the pram ... Read More
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB AGPcardforPM After several hours of continuous use with the brightness set between 6-8 bars (halfway), Intermittent screen flicker both horizontal and vertical occured with the occasional black screen for a brief second. The problem persisted and became more frequent,... Read More
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB homsar W8945 i7 here; had quite a bit of flickering on Sunday
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Bricu Over the past week, I have noticed the screen flickering issues. I have contacted apple and I am still attempting to determine if there is a pattern. For the record,this mac (4 gigs of ram, 1Tb of storage) is from batch: W8945.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB JohnPT I have an W8945 serial
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB jamiebicknell I bought my iMac on the 13th November. Didn't start to use it until the 24th November and started having problems with the flickering screen on the 26th November.
DOA (won't boot) 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB Yaser Herrera This morning, four days after first getting it, my nephew says he shut it down properly and then it would no longer boot. No noise, no nothing.
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB dwarnecke11 By the way, my Week 45 i5 just flickered for the fourth time this week. Getting a refund tomorrow. The entire screen flickered/garbled for a split second. I took my Week 45 i5 back and I'm waiting this out for now. I think I'll wipe my G4 Mac mini and... Read More
Noisy hard drive 21.5" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB extremely noisy optical drive + noisy hard drive
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB ian@yorku.ca
Hard drive failure 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB fmauriet@gmail.com
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB molozhaev
Noisy hard drive 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB
Noisy Screen 21.5" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB mwhiegl High pitch noise except for full brightness or very lowe brightness.
flickering,yellow 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB yellow screen
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB replacement machine with same problems as original
Noisy hard drive 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB HARD DRIVE RUMBLES LOUDLY, MAC EXPERT CLAIMS ITS NORMAL FOR SEAGATE DRIVES
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB madebysteve seems ok after restart. Flickering is fairly random, some days no flickering
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Jr Beck We bought our iMac 27-inch around 6 weeks ago and the flickering & blackouts began around 2 weeks after purchase. Have informed Apple support - they had not heard of this issue at the time so had me do reboots and run the hardware tests etc. None of these... Read More
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB betronic in OS-X flickering and more problems in windows 7 - Windows 7 32bit + BootCamp driver - Windows 7 64bit + BootCamp driver - Windows 7 32bit + new ATI catalyst driver - Windows 7 64bit + new ATI catalyst driver always the same problem - heavy graphic... Read More
flickering,yellow 27" 2.8 Quad i7 2TB Yellow Screen
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Jacques LAPORTE It happened 3 times up to now (28 days) blackout following 2 or 3 flickers
Yellow screen 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB My iMac has 'mild' yellow tint in lower 1/3 and 3 dead pixels in iSight only. No cracks. No flickering. I'll be keeping mine as my issues are not severe but I did call Apple Tech in week 2 after buying to go on file as having the yellow tint just in case... Read More
Yellow screen 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB