my intel imac shut down by itself

Discussion in 'iMac' started by moritz, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. moritz macrumors newbie

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    I have a 7 month old 17 inch intel iMac that shut down by itself after 5 to 10 minutes of use. I have to wait for several hours before the system will operate again but same problem will surface. Is this a common problem? Any suggestions on how to overcome this problem?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    sounds pretty broken to me. It probably need's to go back to Apple to be repaired.
     
  3. moritz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hoping for the best

    Did that, twice. The technicians are still wandering what is wrong. I was told this is a common problem for mac books but not imacs. Luckily it is still under warranty.
     
  4. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well then you probably should be in line for a replacement.
     
  5. moritz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyway thanks for the replies. Hopefully I get some good news after X'mas. It really feels lousy having to go back to Windows while waiting for my imac to return. Happy holidays!
     
  6. tsvb macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's no fun. I would definitely call them everyday for an update. Sounds like you will be getting a brand new iMac or they will replace the system board.
     
  7. moritz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    why the system board? I am not into technical stuffs. Please elaborate.
     
  8. freebooter macrumors 65816

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  9. moritz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How i wish i have the cash to pay for a 24" imac. Any one interested to get me that for X'mas?
     
  10. La Porta macrumors regular

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    My friend had this happen to his 24" G5 iMac. He ignored it, but eventually it wouldn't turn back on afterwards for good. May have been a power supply or logic board problem, but Apple quoted him $900 for a fix!!
     
  11. exorciser macrumors newbie

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    a 24" G5?? you sure about that?
     
  12. moritz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did the people at Apple told him what was the problem?
     

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