“Cloudy” Cinema Display July 19, 2006 When it rains, it pours. This shouldn’t happen: Apple is sending me a box to ship it in for service. The strange thing is that the dark area has significantly faded since I took this photo.
Wow that sucks….first the modem, now this. At least you have the Sprint phone. I use that thing nearly everyday now, since there is no WiFi at my work, and I can’t plug my MacBook into the work network, but don’t tell my boss that I am playing online poker while at work 😉
BTW how big is that monitor?
@Nick: It’s a 30 inch
@Alex: Out of curiosity, did the guy at Apple have any idea what could be wrong with it? Looks remarkably like when you’d get a light (or other electrical / magnetic object) too close to an old CRT monitor…
I wish I still had the Sprint phone…
I think it might have been heat related.
The problem looks like a florescent tube that is going bad. I have this problem on a PowerBook. At startup or wake up, the light come on only dimly over time (10-30 minutes) the tube warms up till it will be almost unnoticeable.
Odds are that it would stay this way for a long long time before it totally failed.
Exact same problem… Exact same place with mine! I’m about to bring it to the apple store to exchange.
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