Wow, they already have iMac G5's on the Apple Refurb page

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Jigglelicious, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2004
    Looks like a lot of people are returning these with problems if they have so many in stock to be sold as refubs.

    Anyway, the prices are all $200 off, so some of you might find this a pleasant deal
  2. moot macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2004
    in the great Asian wonderland
    Thanks for that. I was thinking about a nice new shiny G5.

    But come to think of it, your news doesnt exactly give me confidence about the iMac.

    Maybe I will just have to wait longer and see how it pans out.
  3. Josh macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2004
    State College, PA
    Bet ya anything it's due to the numerous problems with some of the power supplies, midplanes, etc (the infamous buzz/whine).

    I've been dealing with Apple for 2 months now trying to get mine fixed with no luck.

    Hopefully the refurbs are good to go. I wonder why, if they fixed the problem in enough machines to refurb, why so much trouble fixing mine? (if the refurbs had the same problem, that is)
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I just picked up a replacement for my iMac today, so my "old" one will probably be on there before you know it :rolleyes:
  5. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
    Has anybody here picked up a refurb G5 iMac? can they comment on the system?
  6. Abulia macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2004
    Kushiel's Scion
    What's saying they fixed it? Seriously.

    I delt with four Product Specialists and two of them swore that my whine was "normal operating sound." I had to take it in to two different stores and one tech it sounded "normal" and the other said I had a bad fan. Swapping out the midplane didn't change the noise.

    So whomever buys my old unit can perhaps be dealing with the same noise that was driving me crazy. That's why I abandoned the iMac entirely for the PM; there was a pretty good chance that any replacement was going to have the same problems.

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