Loose Plastic?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jamesW135, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

    jamesW135

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    On my 20'' iMac Core Duo A piece of the case seems to stick out like it became unglued somehow. When I pressed it in I heard a "squeak" Is this normal? I will be bringing it to the Apple Store for a diagnosis.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have a photo? Which part of the iMac is sticking out? Mine seems pretty sturdy so I hope nothing's wrong with yours. :)
     
  3. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will post a pic soon. The only reason I noticed this was when I was cleaning it because my brother "accidentally" spilled Juice on it.... I let it dry for a day. But then when I turned it on I smelt burning hair!!!!!! and my iMac kept going to sleep with the menus flickering...! It's on now but I still smell the hair. Just not a strongly. Any Help Madjew? I will definitly be bringing it into the Apple Store ASAP. My brother will hopefully pay for the repair. (he's not 3 or something. He is older than me)


    Help.:(
     
  4. nagromme macrumors G5

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    Juice? Hair? Loose plastic?

    I think something happened to your machine while you weren't in the room. Possibly it was used for some type of witchcraft.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Crap, that burning smell doesn't sound good. I'd back everything up and take it in to a technician. Liquids can short circuit a machine, which could be why you can smell burning hair (no, Macs aren't made out of hair but the burning smell is similar). Good luck with whatever happens. :)
     
  6. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Should I risk Turning on the Machine? Could a vital component be the cause of the burning hair smell? How much do you think Apple Will make me pay for this?!
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I have no idea how much it'll cost and this could all be over-zealous, but I'd try backing up the data using Target Disk Mode rather than actually firing up the machine. Of course, if this isn't possible then start 'er up and try to back up what you can all the same. Good luck. :)
     
  8. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I started up the Mac all is well Except the case

    Thanks for you Help MadJew.
     
  9. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    All may be well as far as you can see, but the random sleeping and the burning smell are very worrying to me.
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, definitely back this baby up. Does it still smell like burning hair? :)
     
  11. jamesW135 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The smell seems to have gone away after leaving it off for 2 days... But the case is still bothering me.
     
  12. Sobering macrumors regular

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    Can you by any chance post a picture for us to see what exactly is wrong?
     

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