My Intel ‘Aluminium’ iMac 24″ roasting with dark spots on screen
My gorgeous iMac 24″ has started getting VERY HOT over the summer, with my room reaching just over 30C in the day time, this can lead to the thing reaching 80 degrees or more internally.
I’ve installed a fan controller to boost fan speed and this has helped reduce the temperature down to the low/mid 60’s
More worrying, the screen has started developing dark patches here and there. At first, there was just one or two, down the left hand side, towards the bottom of the screen about two-thirds of the way down, but now they have multiplied to about ten and a new patch has sprung up on the right hand side.
I hope it’s nothing to do with the heat.
Luckily, I have my three year Apple Care, otherwise I’d have been panicking, since the one year guarantee is almost up (I bought the thing in September, last year).
Anyway, here’s a couple of photos I took: I won’t insult your intelligence by circling the black patches with red or pointing at them with flashing arrows. Instead, I’ll leave it to your keep observation to see if you can make out what I’m talking about.
I fixed the focus about 1cm in front of the screen to try to minimise the moire effect.
Here’s a slightly darker one, with regular focus. The strange banding is moire, due to the camera and the screen pixels interfering.
What’s important in the above pictures are the two clusters of round, blackened circles appearing and the general blotchiness of the screen. Not to mention the fact that the left is brighter than the right and strange, colour shifts occure in patches here and there.
Makes me glad I splashed out on the Apple Care.
Come on Apple, you can do better than this!