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Apple has a flickering fix for the 27-inch iMac

February 2, 2010 |  6:30 am

Imac1 Maybe it's not as big news as Toyota's, but Apple has announced a fix of its own.

Owners of the big daddy of iMacs -- those with a 27-inch screen -- have been complaining mightily on the Internet since the computer debuted in October that the display had an annoying flicker. It also, some said, had a yellow tinge.

Apple has released a firmware fix for the flicker on its website. It should take most owners of the all-in-one desktop only a few minutes to download.

But there's no home fix for the yellow. If your 27-incher is plagued by that, you have to take it into an Apple store for repair.

An Apple discussion forum thread on the flickering issue had about 271 pages of comments and complaints, with more than 500,000 views as of Monday night.

-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Photo: 27-inch Apple iMac computer. Credit: Apple Inc.