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Summary (2831 total)

Processor (issues only)
3.06C2D: 650
3.33C2D: 59
2.66i5: 524
2.8i7: 964

Screen Size (issues only)
21.5": 210
27": 1987

Graphics Card (issues only)
9400M: 99
4670: 566
4850: 1532

Build Quality Over Time
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Batch (Week Built) (issues only)
09-39: 10
09-40: 8
09-41: 8
09-42: 30
09-43: 60
09-44: 42
09-45: 112
09-46: 211
09-47: 239
09-48: 198
09-49: 141
09-50: 284
09-51: 102
09-52: 128
09-53: 72
10-01: 75
10-02: 32
10-03: 27
10-04: 47
10-05: 38
10-06: 28
10-07: 34
10-08: 41
10-09: 31
10-10: 19
10-11: 21
10-12: 15
10-13: 15
10-14: 23
10-15: 10
10-16: 15
10-17: 10
10-18: 8
10-19: 6
10-20: 2
10-21: 5
10-22: 3
10-23: 3
10-24: 6
10-25: 5
10-27: 2
10-28: 4
10-29: 2
10-31: 2
10-32: 1
10-33: 2
10-34: 1
10-35: 2
10-37: 1
10-38: 1
10-39: 1
10-40: 3
10-41: 1
10-42: 2
10-44: 2
10-45: 2
10-47: 2
10-48: 1
10-52: 1
Condition iMac Specs Source Comments
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Monolithxxx
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Postfrosch
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB thxdude In my case, the machine is fine for 5-6 days and then it will start doing it randomly. A reboot seems to 'cure' it for another 5-6 days. Here's hoping its a firmware/software update fix!
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Sonics99 New imac i7 quad core, had it for a few days and then did the flicker thing a few times. It then went away for about a week and now is back again and worse. I used to work for Apple doing repairs (a long time back before they opened the apple store... Read More
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB igor.s28 After letting the computer on overnight (for downloading purposes), (I turned the display off but the computer itself was on whole night.. Next morning after like 4 hrs, I start using it, and the horizontal screen flicker appears
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB Ellipsystematic I had this problem from day 1
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB fisi2000 Bought a new 27" iMac and the display began to flicker around an became black many times for about 2 seconds. Called the customer support and now get a new one.
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 2TB
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB gingeralbert disappointed with the typical money grabbing apple
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB yellow tinge
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB simon norris I noticed my screen flickering and momentarily going black after 3 days... not a good sign considering the expense of it
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB I'm beginning to hate apple...
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 2TB Jon Abbott I just played X-Plane 9.40RC16 for a few minutes on max settings (nearly maxing out the 512MB of video memory), and it started flickering. I immediately closed X-Plane and the flickering/blacking out continued. Rebooting fixed it (so far).
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB 1st replacement unit
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB Pascal_28 Shipped from a French store by Chronopost
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB TUS Bob it is very intermittent and (happily) infrequent. It is also impossible to reproduce "on demand."
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Brian_1338 I started getting screen flickering / tearing / blackouts on my i7 iMac a few days after receiving it. (A week 46 model.) It also had the yellowish tint on the bottom third of the screen. I couldn't figure out a way to consistently reproduce it. It... Read More
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB dangercat xxl First Day flickering and shutoff. Following Days there were no obviously problem. Today flickering and shoutoff starting again.
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Oriesko Display flickerin appears just few times on 3rd day and not again since! No blackouts, just white horizontal stripes once a while. Hearable HDD, Mouse battery fast drain.
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 2TB
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB I could repeat the freeze up's. Mostly would freeze under heavier loads. ie open a couple of programs while watching a movie at the same time. Freeze up
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB ian@yorku.ca
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB
Flickering display 27" 3.33 Core2Duo 2TB Flickering begins several hours after rebooting, and during moderate CPU activity.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB flickering occasionally sometimes even causes screen to display the dock on the upper 3/4ths of the screen
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Glenn Farrell About 15 minutes after startup screen began to flicker and progressed to brief blackouts.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB lievengekiere@me.com
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB thxdude reboot fixes issue for 5-6 days and then its present. A reboot starts a new issue free period of 5-6 days.
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB My screen not only flickers intermittently, and goes black briefly (as if it's shutting off and coming back on), it sometimes splits horizontally, with the lower dock and the lower border shifted up to the middle of the display and the top of the display... Read More
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB sj_dehaan fine for the first two weeks of use. Then flickered. Went black. Horizontal striping on the bottom of display. Bottom 1/3 of screen appears on 1/3 of top and then goes black and resets.
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB Display flickers off and on
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB http://adamac.org/27-imac-screen-flashing
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB bobsy491 Fine on day 1. Flickered after waking from sleep on day 2.
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB screen displaced so that doc was near the top and things wrapped
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB PISSED OFF screen going blank
Flickering display 27" 2.8 Quad i7 1TB rick@saalhouse.com flickering started after one week
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB bobsy491 Screen goes black for a second or so.
Flickering display 27" 2.66 Quad i5 1TB
Flickering display 27" 3.06 Core2Duo 1TB fmauriet@gmail.com