Is my eMac a lemon?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by geese, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    geese

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    Location:
    London, UK
    #1
    :(
    I think my eMac was made on a Friday afternoon.

    Not only is there this annoying iTunes problem posted in this threadhttp://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=1070829 but my computer is now randomly sleeping or crashing.

    Basically, the eMacs screen will suddenly go dead. The power light is still on and the sound stops. I have to hold down the power button to restart.

    I'm not sure what triggers this, but the last time it was pulling my headphones from the phones socket. Before that I was trying to compile something using BlueJ. Previous to that i was doing something in iTunes.

    Did a hardware test, passed OK.

    My machines only 4 months old, whats going on??? my old 5500 was a trusty workhorse!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    #2
    Reinstall OS X. If that doesn't work, call Apple Support. The clean install assures that its not a software issue, so your phone call will be covered for free under your 1 year warranty.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

    #3
    Yes try the clean install, that could fix things, if that does not work you might have a bad logic board or power supply that is preventing the computer from waking up.
     
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    mklos

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    My house!
    #4
    Yes..I 3rd the re-install of OS X. I've setup a few brand-new out of the box Macs with bad installs of Mac OS X. I just re-installed OS X and everything worked fine.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    jsfpa

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    #5
    I have one question. Did you install any third party memory? I have had problems with OS X and memory bought at the local computer store. Lock ups and kernel panics all stopped when I changed out the memory for a chip I got from Crutial.

    John
     

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