iMac has arrived. Return was unecessary.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ripfrankwhite, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular

    ripfrankwhite

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    I recieved my replacement 24" iMac on Monday. I returned it because I was gettting kernel panics and didn't know why. Applecare was unable to resolve the issue so they sent me a new one. Well, this one did it too. Same problem with the exact same cause.

    To make a long story short, it was only my Airport Extreme base station. It just needed to be reset.

    At least this new one doesn't have any dead/stuck pixels. The last one had about five of them in a little patch at the bottom.
     
  2. climhazzard85 macrumors member

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    I'm surprised that the aiport base station could cause kernel panicks? Wow...well whatever, at least its fine now.
     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Good for you, at least you fixed your dead pixel problem. I still have not seen any official policy from Apple on dead pixels. 5 of them is kind of scary for a new buyer.:confused:
     
  4. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    It's reassuring to know that a hinky base station can cause your machine to kernel panic. :confused: :rolleyes:
     
  5. minnesotamacman macrumors regular

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    LOL, for sure!
     
  6. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats though. Enjoy your iMac!

    (someone will be getting a nice refurb unit at some point)
     
  7. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    I'd tell you, but somebody at Apple would pr8bably kill me.
     
  8. nickelbackmac macrumors regular

    nickelbackmac

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    Man. I've been dying for a 24" but with all these threads I might just wait. Would waiting for a 30" be worthwhile ;)
     
  9. Rychiar macrumors 6502

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    so does yours have the brightness hum problem? I sent mine back and they shipped me a brand new one and it has it even worse so im started to think this effects the whole line based on how many complaints i see:mad:
     
  10. ripfrankwhite thread starter macrumors regular

    ripfrankwhite

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    Actually this thread was meant to retract the complaint that I had with the first. I wanted to let people know that there was nothing wrong the the first and that there is one less complaint, since the first wasn't the iMacs fault.
     
  11. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    With 5 stuck pixels. Niice :D
     
  12. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    I sure wish I knew what "kernel panics" were.. my head just auto thinks kinky pancakes.. but anyway.. I hope these things get fixed by apple..
     
  13. jTreu macrumors 6502

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    if i bought a new imac and it came with 5 dead pixels id be pissed as hell, espeicially if they were all in the same area.
     

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