Should I return my new ACD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by suneohair, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. suneohair macrumors 68020

    suneohair

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    I got my 23" ACD today. So far everything is good. Looks great, no dead/stuck pixels. No image persistance.

    But, the backlight is bleeding something nasty. I know it is only noticable on a black background, but when I popped in a widescreen DVD, it was awful and distracting. I would say 40% of the edges are affected by the bleed.

    I am pondering returning it for a new one. What do you think?
     
  2. nickelbackmac macrumors regular

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    Damn. I wish my Mac mini's shipment was that fast. But noooo, Apple had to have me wait 5 days before shipping. Lol. We're happy for you too.
     
  3. suneohair thread starter macrumors 68020

    suneohair

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    Yeah I will hooking it up to my Mac Pro that has been sitting for nearly 2 weeks.

    Yours is better than mine though.
     
  4. suneohair thread starter macrumors 68020

    suneohair

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    So I got my ACD today. Havent hooked it up yet. Have to wait til I get off work.

    However I decided to see if it was the new spec'd model. I went to this site.
    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    It tells me this:
    Production year: 2006
    Production week: 31 (August)
    Production number: 5913 (within this week)

    Now I would assume this means I got a new one. However, when I pop it into the AppleCare checker on the support site it tells me this:

    Cinema Display (23-inch DVI Late 2005)

    How can it be late 2005? Is it an error in their system maybe?
     
  5. suneohair thread starter macrumors 68020

    suneohair

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    Just changed the thread a little. Read the first post.
     
  6. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Mine arrived today from Elk Grove facility which is about 30 miles from where I live. Of course, it was manufactured in China and I suppose it takes a few weeks/months to bulk freight them from there. Who knows?

    My best guess is that our ACD's are the current models. At least mine smells new! :D

    Here's my info from chipmunk. I can't check it at Applecare because I don't have it (yet).

    Production year: 2006
    Production week: 32 (August)
    Production number: 1506 (within this week)

    I also found this post on a forum:

    http://www.tuaw.com/2005/04/14/when-was-your-mac-born/

    The production date that Apple gives in the serialnumber (and as spat out by our site: www.chipmunk.nl) is not the real production date but the estimated date of arrival in the US. So if the machines normally take 2 weeks om a boat then they are dated two weeks into the future. Sometimes they ship extra fast and these machines then catch up with themselves and are born premature...
     
  7. sparks9 macrumors 6502a

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    If its bleeding in the edges you should definitely take it back!, its not like those are cheap.
     
  8. Pressure macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    I just got my unit deemed DOA because of Image Persistency.

    They are shipping out a new one with a return label.
     
  9. JAT macrumors 603

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    That is the model description, not the mfgr date. They were last revised (I guess) in Late 2005, so that is what they are called.
     

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