Problems, problems...NOT!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Frank (Atlanta), Dec 31, 2004.

  1. Frank (Atlanta) macrumors regular

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    I thought I'd make an atypical post, as any forum tends to experience sample bias - afterall, we come to these forums because we're all "sensitive" to whatever it is we own; want to accomplish with our equipment, software; etc. (I certainly see it on other forums I attend for non-computer related hobbies, interests, equipment, etc.).

    So, my post: I've got no problems. Sorry.

    I switched to Apple a few months ago (20+ yr Wintel user). Got a 20" iMac G5. No problems whatsoever. Not a single crash. No issues in moving from 10.3.5 to 10.3.6 to 10.3.7. No problems w/various software updates that have occurred. No fan noises. One small "stuck" pixel that I have to search-out to find (tried "massaging" it; however, it remains). Running FCE, MSFT Office, iLife apps, a Nikon photo edit program, etc. Everything just works!

    I purchased an iPod photo 60GB last week, as we have a newborn son (so I can bore friends & family w/slide shows anywhere/anytime!). First iPod I've ever owned, as I've never quite bought-into the "MP3" quality (I prefer DVD-A's & SACD's). Is it the same as listening to music on my home audio set-up? No. Is it convenient and fun to use? Yes! Again, not a single problem w/the iPod photo. No audio defect. No problems syncing w/iTunes or my photo folders (do this manually, not via iPhoto libraries). Have been able to display photos (and PowerPoint presos!) w/the iPod photo on TV screens, etc.

    I know the issues & problems posted by others are real & can be frustrating. I know I'd be frustrated if I experienced what others have.

    But I did want to just throw out a post that's not often seen - everything's working fine & I'm happy! Afterall, why would anybody make a thread about everything being fine...

    Happy New Year,
    Frank
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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  3. OutThere macrumors 603

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    It soon manifests itself that some computers, mainly those belonging to Frank (Atlanta), suffer from what is known as the Y2K5 bug, causing them to self-terminate at 00:00:00.0001 on January 1st 2005. :D
     
  4. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    I would have been able to say the same, but at somewhere around 4:00am this morning (judging from file timestamps, since I wasn't awake at the time), my G5 froze up. When I went to use it, I could still move the mouse pointer around, but couldn't click on anything and the keyboard wouldn't respond either. First time in two months of fairly heavy use; hopefully the last time....

    --Eric
     
  5. Frank (Atlanta) thread starter macrumors regular

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    You know, I did think twice about posting and the possibility of "jinxitis"! If the y2k5 bug had been more widespread, I could have made a killing doing consulting and moved-up to a dual-processor PowerMac!:)

    I know, in reality, that I'll experience difficulties at some point; however, it sure beats having to reboot once a day/every-other-day (as I have to do w/my PC laptop)...

    Sorry to hear about Eric's problems - hope they get resolved quickly & without hassle.

    Frank
     
  6. Logik macrumors 6502a

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    I do have had no problems.. bought an iPod (3G 20gig) in March (this year.. in 4 hours it'll be last year)... was so impressed i bought a 15" powerbook.. 1.33ghz stock unit which now has 768mb ram... works flawlessly. I'm already trying to find a way to get my parents to shell out for a new PM or this new "device" we might get in a few days.. and i've got my money waiting for Tiger.. weeeee... i love my apple hardware.. weeeee
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Ever since I took my iMac into the Apple Store to get a PMU problem fixed, I've had ZERO kernel panics! This was in early February of 2004. I get Unexpected Quits fairly often, and the occasional system freeze (where the mouse and/or keyboard stop responding).
     

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