Discoloration on new iMacs

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by tortus, Jun 26, 2002.

  1. tortus macrumors member

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    I went into to Fry's Electronics the other day and noticed that the "new" iMac display model was looking a tad discolored. I assumed that the poor iMac had been there since the initial release date and being at Fry's does not help with condition of any display model.

    I was just curious to see if anyone has had problems with the discoloration of the base of their new iMacs.
     
  2. krossfyter macrumors 601

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  3. DavPeanut macrumors 6502

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    it would probably be that the base got dusty or something. Thats not a big deal
     
  4. iGav macrumors G3

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    Remember those Tomy Omnibot things from the early 80's?? They were white when new, and after a year they went the worst shade of cream ever....... :eek:
     
  5. tortus thread starter macrumors member

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    Not Dust

    I tried to wipe of the what I initially thought was dust but discovered that the white base had a nasty off-white hue to it.
     
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  7. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Are people allowed to smoke in there?? Depending on how close to the door it is, and the amount of traffic that goes by, it could be from vehicle exhaust. Or it could just be from their bad vibes that is getting it all nasty... :D I have heard plenty of horror stories about people buying things from Fry's. Ones worse then even from [in]compusa...
     
  8. tortus thread starter macrumors member

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    Air at Fry's

    Who knows what is in the air at Fry's. And, I am sure that people smoke all kinds of stuff in the off hours at that place.

    It looked as if someone tried to glaze the iMac base. Looked really tacky.
     
  9. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Using glass cleaner like windex on plastic will give it a yellow haze. Most computer stores use windex on the computers.
     
  10. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I noticed the same thing at the CompUSA in Birmingham Alabama last weekend. People should not use Windex on computers, but alas they do. It was the worst color of cream I have ever seen.
     
  11. tortus thread starter macrumors member

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    Good call Spock. The monkeys at Fry's would wipe their asses with sandpaper if you told them or clean computers with Windex if you didn't.
     
  12. iGav macrumors G3

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    It's the curse of the Tomy Omnibot....... :p

    I think it's just something that goes with white plastic... it'll show up marks super easily...... and generally seems to discolour over time...... But I hate Snow so it'll hopefully never affect me....... unless of course... Apples new pro range of macs are white in colour..... :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  13. coolocity macrumors regular

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    Could just be the lighting in the store. Everything @ Comp USA looks off-white bc of their lights.

    - John
     
  14. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    That's kind of sad. People smokin sh!! by the supercomputer, along with exhaust. :(

    This could be from carelessness, as I am reminded of a story when a neglectant store employee faced a 22 inch Cinema Display into the sun over a long period of time. (This was in early March.)

    I think people are starting to get a bit lazy with Apple. Also they seem to be getting a bit careless with products. If they let it turn yellow they then care less. That is so sad.

    Well, looking at my iPod puts me back in a happy state. :cool:
     
  15. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    hey...cobras arent suppose to be happy man. your ruining your disguise thier dawg. change your pitch up!;)
     
  16. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Cleaner?

    What kind of cleaner should you use on your mac? IF I get a job at CompUSA I want to know whats right.
     
  17. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Re: Cleaner?

    Water...
     
  18. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    Re: Re: Cleaner?

    especally for the motherbord right?;) ;)
     
  19. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Re: Re: Re: Cleaner?

    :rolleyes: Apple says to use a damp cloth (with water) to clean the plastics and screen. Use anything else at your own risk. :p
     
  20. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    there is a product called Kleen's Apple Polish, designed spifically for the lcd screan of an apple computer. compusa dosnt sell it (as far as i know) but you can get it off the apple store
     
  21. Quark macrumors regular

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    My iMac is still like new

    I have had my new iMac for a while now and there hasn't been any problem with the color.

    You never know where demo's/floor models have been - for all we know it could've been uncovered in the back of a truck for a few weeks.

    5+ months and all is clear.

    Quark
     
  22. evildead macrumors 65816

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    Fry's

    Isn't everything at Fry's Discolored?

    -evildead
     
  23. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Hey, fyter, it doesn't matter if better are acting like they have been fa!!!!! !ow and suddenly diss me, my iPod always cheers me up, knowing that I have converted someone to at least use it! :D

    Besides, the cobra's on a break right now. I am listening to this awesome remix of Points Of Authority by Linkin Park. It is so futuristic. That puts me in a happy mood as well.

    Let me speak your language if I may, fyter...

    you damn right, cobras arent ever happy, thats why i joined the dark side and became a sith :D
    :cool:
     
  24. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    Re: Cleaner?

    Macs- use water

    pee-cee's- use hydrochloric acid

    So what's a smoldering pee-cee between you and CompUSA?
     

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