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justinlt99
Sep 22, 2007, 07:42 PM
I have had my new iMac for 34 days and the logic board has apparently went out. Apple is saying it will be approximately 2 weeks before they can fix it.

This is my first apple product. I was very anxious about purchasing an iMac due to my lifelong use of PCs because I was afraid something would go out in it and I would not be able to fix it on my own. My nightmares have come true...right in the middle of a huge research project, which was saved to the desktop...lol.

Anyone else having problems with the new imacs? 34 days seems EXTREMELY premature for the system to die on me. I could have gotten more days out of an emachine...



Eidorian
Sep 22, 2007, 07:43 PM
Bad luck, sadly.

redraidermacman
Sep 22, 2007, 07:49 PM
while apple makes a very good machine they arent perfect, failures happen in any sort of technology, you just get to be one of the few unlucky ones that it happens to

BadgerMac
Sep 22, 2007, 07:56 PM
Apple's quality really is on par these days with Dell, Gateway, etc. you get your good and bad. THe ratio of good/bad really isn't different for Apple even with the price difference of the product.

HLdan
Sep 22, 2007, 08:19 PM
Apple does make very good quality products and their service is above the crowd. Check out consumer reports. Secondly I'm am truly empathetic about your situation but you have to let go of what you had before as if Apple will solve all problems. By doing that you are automatically setting Apple's Macs to be something they are not, perfect.


People look at Apple as perfection when basically they just make aesthetically pleasing products but their Macs are not Rolls Royce's however even a Rolls Royce can have problems as it's a mechanically ran and computer designed product.
You must understand that it's not unusual what happened to you, it could happen with Dell, HP or even Sony's pretty products.

dpaanlka
Sep 22, 2007, 08:34 PM
34 days seems EXTREMELY premature for the system to die on me

Actually, if any electronic equipment is going to fail due to a manufacturing defect, it is most likely to happen within the first few months. It's pretty rare for a two or three year old computer that has always worked fine to fail suddenly.

HLdan
Sep 22, 2007, 08:48 PM
Actually, if any electronic equipment is going to fail due to a manufacturing defect, it is most likely to happen within the first few months. It's pretty rare for a two or three year old computer that has always worked fine to fail suddenly.

That's not logical, ever heard of wear and tear?

dpaanlka
Sep 22, 2007, 08:57 PM
That's not logical, ever heard of wear and tear?

That wouldn't be failure due to a manufacturing defect, now would it?

HLdan
Sep 22, 2007, 09:56 PM
That wouldn't be failure due to a manufacturing defect, now would it?

I'm sure you understood my point as I was counterpointing you. You said that it's rare for something older to suddenly break down. And I'm saying that something older would naturally break down after wear and tear. My point had nothing to do with a manufacturer's defect.

itickings
Sep 23, 2007, 02:57 AM
I'm sure you understood my point as I was counterpointing you. You said that it's rare for something older to suddenly break down. And I'm saying that something older would naturally break down after wear and tear. My point had nothing to do with a manufacturer's defect.

You are absolutely correct about wear and tear causing computers to break down (seemingly) very suddenly after many years of perfect condition. No one is disputing that. However, the post you were counterpointing (dpaanlka's), was trying to make the point that IF there is a manufacturing failure, the computer is more likely to break down very soon, and not last several years before doing so.

For manufacturing flaws (random errors in hardware), this is almost always the case. If a gadget survives its first time, it probably will last long.

If it is a design flaw on the other hand, it is more likely for a gadget to last long before breaking down. It can be very difficult to see if a breakdown was due to normal wear and tear, or something due to an oversight from the manufacturer.

All in all - all devices will break down, it is only a matter of time, and I feel sorry for the OP who got one of the rotten eggs. For iMacs, these kinds of failures seem rare, but statistics won't be much comfort for the people who get the bad ones.

AlexisV
Sep 23, 2007, 09:51 AM
That's not logical, ever heard of wear and tear?

It might not sound logical, but it's true actually.

Hard drives especially will fail within a few days if they are going to fail at all. Once you've got past a few months, the likelihood of the drive ever failing reduces drastically.

The catch all 'wear and tear' doesn't actually always ring true. With a car engine, using it for 10 minutes every day will reduce its life compared with using it for an hour three times a week.