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Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by kerouac, Oct 21, 2002.

  1. kerouac macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2002
    east lansing, mi
    i recently purchased an eMac about a month ago.
    today i read an article stating there was a bad shipment of eMacs and that some displays do not work properly.
    so i went to the discussion forum at mac.com and now i am scared.
    it seemed there were many people who have a display problem.
    i found there were two major catagories of problems.
    the first being.
    1. (less minor) a pulse/jiggle in the lower right corner of the screen.
    2. (major) a pop sound, a burn smell, followed by a black screen.

    thankfully i have not had any major problems. but i think there is a slight pulse.
    do you think this is something i should worry about?

    are there any eMac users who do not have this problem?

    or perhaps the same minor one i have?
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Apple is good for thoses things, if you find yourself with an affected model, and it bugs you, give them a call.
    If not, don't worry about it. :D
  3. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2001
    The pulse thing is a magnetic thing (from the modem I belive). The pop sound, followed by the smell and the black screen, is a bad, bad, bad, bad eMac.
    Don't worry though. If your eMac has lasted a month already, your machine should not be affected. Many, many people have bought the eMac, and the percentage who experience these problems are small. (Average PCs has a failure rate of 5-15%)

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