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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Hi everyone I just want to share my experience with my iMacs.
First one had really bad fan rattleing
Second one had extremely bad bleed and yellow tint
The third one had a bad fan again
Took it to the apple store to have just the fan replace becauSe I didn't want to have a bad screen again since on this one the screen was good. Guess what happened while they tired to replace the fan ???

They effin broke the screen! Awesome f me righ ? Idk what to do anymore with this crap I need a machine as soon as possible. This is the crappiest thing I've ever had to deal with. UGH! Just thought I'd share this with you guys

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Ask for a replacement iMac?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Ask for a replacement iMac?
I'm assuming he will get one. What with all the threads about returning Apple products, it seems that people are looking for any defect that they can find and returning products because of it.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:07 PM   #4
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I'm assuming he will get one. What with all the threads about returning Apple products, it seems that people are looking for any defect that they can find and returning products because of it.
I didn't return it because I just wanted to. Ok I want to move on with this crap. ALL the iMacs I've had been having major issues ok. I'm not looking for anything it's just the way it's been. Their quality control Has gone down since they are trying to get as many machines out as they can this crappiest thing Ive had to deal with and I don't want to go through it. It's illogical to me why people are thinking that I just want to go through this for the sake of it. I work hard to buy this REALLY HARD I'm not gonna let it slide

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A forth one ?? What are the chances that one will be good ? 1 in 100? At least is seems that way
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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I didn't return it because I just wanted to. Ok I want to move on with this crap. ALL the iMacs I've had been having major issues ok. I'm not looking for anything it's just the way it's been. Their quality control Has gone down since they are trying to get as many machines out as they can this crappiest thing Ive had to deal with and I don't want to go through it. It's illogical to me why people are thinking that I just want to go through this for the sake of it. I work hard to buy this REALLY HARD I'm not gonna let it slide

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A forth one ?? What are the chances that one will be good ? 1 in 100? At least is seems that way

But how long did you wait for the first one? Will you go to the bottom of the list when you order your replacement or do they put you on a higher priority?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:39 PM   #6
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But how long did you wait for the first one? Will you go to the bottom of the list when you order your replacement or do they put you on a higher priority?
2.5 weeks. It's just unnnaceptable I don't want to wait anymore. I've gone through 3 bAd iMacs already. Alright is not that simple eventually people get sick and tired of the same re occurring issues.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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Reminds me of a very old white MacBook of mine. Had to return it three times during warranty (Topcase / HD / Battery).
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 02:08 AM   #8
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I didn't return it because I just wanted to. Ok I want to move on with this crap. ALL the iMacs I've had been having major issues ok. I'm not looking for anything it's just the way it's been. Their quality control Has gone down since they are trying to get as many machines out as they can this crappiest thing Ive had to deal with and I don't want to go through it. It's illogical to me why people are thinking that I just want to go through this for the sake of it. I work hard to buy this REALLY HARD I'm not gonna let it slide

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A forth one ?? What are the chances that one will be good ? 1 in 100? At least is seems that way
Sorry op, I don't believe this.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:00 PM   #9
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Was it the new one where everything is glued together or the older ones where screen was held on with magnets?

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I'm assuming he will get one. What with all the threads about returning Apple products, it seems that people are looking for any defect that they can find and returning products because of it.
Maybe newer Apple products have more defects?? Just a thought......
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:07 PM   #10
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Maybe newer Apple products have more defects?? Just a thought......
Not really. All of the following are from before 2008:
iPod Nano- screen cracks/scratches
TiBook- paint coming off
iMac G5/White Intel- Bad caps
iMac G5/White Intel- host of GPU/screen issues
iMac G5- cooling system issues
PowerBook G4- second RAM slot failing
Power Mac G5- Liquid cooling system leaks
MacBook Pro- 8600m gt (GPU) solder failing
iBook G3 Dual USB- GPU solder failing
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:33 AM   #11
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Not really. All of the following are from before 2008:
iPod Nano- screen cracks/scratches
TiBook- paint coming off
iMac G5/White Intel- Bad caps
iMac G5/White Intel- host of GPU/screen issues
iMac G5- cooling system issues
PowerBook G4- second RAM slot failing
Power Mac G5- Liquid cooling system leaks
MacBook Pro- 8600m gt (GPU) solder failing
iBook G3 Dual USB- GPU solder failing
Then how come so many people take offence when someone has a issue with an Apple product? Its like you have personally run over their cat

If a product doesnt meet your expectations then return it, especially if its defective. Doesnt matter if its made by Apple or any other company, if its crap, then its crap.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:14 AM   #12
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Then how come so many people take offence when someone has a issue with an Apple product? Its like you have personally run over their cat

If a product doesnt meet your expectations then return it, especially if its defective. Doesnt matter if its made by Apple or any other company, if its crap, then its crap.
I think you're missing the point the other poster was making. I've been on Mac since Mac OS 8 and every issue that guy mentioned (and there's more that he missed) was spot on. I think the reason that people get annoyed at people complaining to a point that it's sounds very cry babyish (I'm not referring to the OP BTW ) is because these people act like 1) It's the first time it's been done that Apple has given out faulty products. 2) They expect Apple's products to be without issues bar none because it's an "Apple product", and that's expecting too much. 3) They act like Apple's the only company that gives out faulty products. 4) They perceive the amount of money that they spend on Apple products to be the amount someone would spend on a custom hand-built product, and while Apple products are expensive, so are Sony and Bose but neither of these companies are remotely in the ballpark of charging the price of what a custom hand-built product would be.

Truth is, Apple makes great products but they have a history of issues like any other company. And while a consumer certainly deserves to have a well built and well running Apple product (for the most part people do here in fact), small things CAN happen. Problem I see with many people here is that rather than using the product normally they go out of their way using microscopes and special tools online to sleuth for issues that would never been noticed if they just used the product normally. Then they come to the forum saying their Mac is defective (in a slight drama queen rage) and they exchanged it 4-6 times already.

Some things (especially if you have to go out of your way to look for them) have to be accepted since these are mass produced consumer products. If that's not possible then WE HAVE CHOICES PEOPLE.. Apple is not the only game in town.

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 07:04 PM   #13
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Not really. All of the following are from before 2008:
iPod Nano- screen cracks/scratches
TiBook- paint coming off
iMac G5/White Intel- Bad caps
iMac G5/White Intel- host of GPU/screen issues
iMac G5- cooling system issues
PowerBook G4- second RAM slot failing
Power Mac G5- Liquid cooling system leaks
MacBook Pro- 8600m gt (GPU) solder failing
iBook G3 Dual USB- GPU solder failing
Well then maybe all Apple products are having typical defects
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:04 PM   #14
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yeh my biggest concern is getting a hard drive or fan replaced without them damaging it. I bet they don't even lay the iMac on a towel just straight on a desk probably giving a few scuff marks. Jam it open with a mini crow bar leaving a few dents and maybe some side glass chips replace it and put it back together without securing everything properly so you will get rattles and creaks. I wish I could just do it myself while Apple watches so I don't break warranty! haha

They come so beautifully made (99% of the time) because the chinese workers are masters at their craft (repetition). If only I could get the same workers to repair it instead of careless know it alls.

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2.5 weeks. It's just unnnaceptable I don't want to wait anymore. I've gone through 3 bAd iMacs already. Alright is not that simple eventually people get sick and tired of the same re occurring issues.
I went through 1 bad mac and it almost got me switching sides. After 3 i would give Apple the finger lol
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:10 PM   #15
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I'm assuming he will get one. What with all the threads about returning Apple products, it seems that people are looking for any defect that they can find and returning products because of it.
Fan rattling typically means something like bad bearings, assuming it's not hitting something. I can understand not wanting to accept that. The other was probably subjective, but most people would be bothered if they really notice a tint and backlight bleed. His concerns sound completely valid.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:11 PM   #16
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Oh yeah, your computer isn't all right and that makes you the "unluckiest person ever."
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:17 PM   #17
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Oh edry. ;(

That just stinks. Well, if it makes you feel better your next iMac will probably be just fine, so take a deep breath.

Got any pics of the damage?
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:38 PM   #18
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Oh edry. ;(

That just stinks. Well, if it makes you feel better your next iMac will probably be just fine, so take a deep breath.

Got any pics of the damage?
No they still have the iMac with them. Luckily ( not really) they have the same model in stock for me they installed my old ram on it. I said I would only accept it if it has no issues, so i will run some tests while I'm there image retention, screen bleed (yes I'm even going to bring a blanket so I can put the machine under it because lights in the apple store are damm too bright) noisy fan, and cosmetic imperfections. On the other hand they are still keeping my old iMac with a new screen on it in case that the new that they are giving me has any issues and I hope that screen is not messed up. But judging how things have been with me I bet 100 bucks that they are both going to be bad because that's the way the cookie crumbles.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:53 PM   #19
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Boy with that kind of attitude I'm sure there's a Dell out there with your name on it.

Seriously, keep priorities in check. It's the best way to deal with these things. Plus, you'll get another one really fast. So quit worrying!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:23 PM   #20
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Boy with that kind of attitude I'm sure there's a Dell out there with your name on it.

Seriously, keep priorities in check. It's the best way to deal with these things. Plus, you'll get another one really fast. So quit worrying!
You have no idea how much I've contemplated switching. I just hate windows and ugly looking machines. I love apples design so much. It the only thing keeping me wanting another one. I think you'd be as frustrated as I am if you were going throught the same.
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Oh yeah, your computer isn't all right and that makes you the "unluckiest person ever."
yeah Jessica is the most unluckiest person ever because she is an ***** apparently :P hehe

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You have no idea how much I've contemplated switching. I just hate windows and ugly looking machines. I love apples design so much. It the only thing keeping me wanting another one. I think you'd be as frustrated as I am if you were going throught the same.
I feel your pain. I hate myself for even considering another PC. Too ugly = less optimistic mind = less creative in my work = less productive - I am a graphic designer by the way. OS X and Windows, need I say more?

You're just going to have to accept that this crap happened and soon enough you will get a flawless machine. I am very lucky receiving a flawless 2012 iMac first time. I was really expecting yellowing or light bleed and 1 or 2 dead pixels with some fan rattling and maybe a scuff mark but everything is perfect. I am crossing my fingers for your 4th time lucky mate!
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yeah Jessica is the most unluckiest person ever because she is an ***** apparently :P hehe

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I feel your pain. I hate myself for even considering another PC. Too ugly = less optimistic mind = less creative in my work = less productive - I am a graphic designer by the way. OS X and Windows, need I say more?

You're just going to have to accept that this crap happened and soon enough you will get a flawless machine. I am very lucky receiving a flawless 2012 iMac first time. I was really expecting yellowing or light bleed and 1 or 2 dead pixels with some fan rattling and maybe a scuff mark but everything is perfect. I am crossing my fingers for your 4th time lucky mate!
Thank you Sir I appreciate your support it really means a lot
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[QUOTE=turtlez;16757739]yeah Jessica is the most unluckiest person ever because she is an ***** apparently :P hehe[COLOR="#808080"]

Jessica has a valid point... it's just a computer for crying out loud! Yes, I feel the OP's frustration and I would be upset if that happened to me... but the unluckiest person ever? Oh please... try living in poverty with no food, water, and shelter in a third world country...then I might believe you
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yeah Jessica is the most unluckiest person ever because she is an ***** apparently :P hehe[COLOR="#808080"]

Jessica has a valid point... it's just a computer for crying out loud! Yes, I feel the OP's frustration and I would be upset if that happened to me... but the unluckiest person ever? Oh please... try living in poverty with no food, water, and shelter in a third world country...then I might believe you
When I meant unluckiest person ever I was clearly referring to the iMac and my issues with them not my entire life.
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Wow. It never ceases to amaze me how many people can't pick up on sarcasm... Do you really believe that this girl thinks she is the "unluckiest person in the world" because of these circumstances? Get real. Quit unloading on the girl, she's frustrated, and used a bit of sarcasm. Who cares.
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