Thanks to well placed sources outside of Apple who wish to remain anonymous, we are able to bring you news of a fix for the widely reported eMac "raster shift" screen defect, which generated more complaints and general discussion in the MacFixIt mailboxes than any other event in the past six months.
The problem We previously reported that some resellers actually stopped selling the units to due to such high failure rates.
The "raster shift" problem, as it has been dubbed on a number of discussion boards and in letters we've receive - occurs in anywhere from 15 to 60 percent of in-dealer inventories according to a MacFixIt poll of resellers.
In most cases, the problem causes the bottom third or half of the screen to go black, with the rest of image shifting upward and out is de the top boundary of the display. Serious static also accompanies the problem, rendering the viewable part of the screen virtually useless.
The Fix Resolving the eMac "raster shift" issue involves the fairly straightforward replacement of a single component - the IVAD cable. [continued]