21.5' late 09 iMac + 2 replacement screens + 2 weeks = 27" mid-2010 iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AlvinNguyen, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. AlvinNguyen, Dec 1, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010

    AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    I'm a diehard Apple fan - got everything except apple TV basically. Needless to say I was pretty disappointed in my iMac's yellow screen issue. I wouldn't fuss over it normally but as an imaging professional, I needed the best screen I could get at this price range. That's why I went with Apple again when the iMac revision came in at mid 09 with the 1TB and dedicated graphics model.

    It finally got so bad I couldn't handle it anymore and took it in. After two replacements (they normally only do one), I was looking at a third screen that was actually worse than my original one. The rep told me he couldn't do anything else but after looking up how much stuff I bought from them, he came back and brought me a brand new iMac 27". What's strange is that while I only had 2 days left in my original warranty, he gave me an extra 2 years (free apple care?) on my new machine - so I left a happy camper with a new 27" i3 :) Screen looks perfect too - tested out before I left Apple - couldn't believe they could have a beautiful, non yellow unit available.

    Apple rocks - I'm absolutely satisfied. I think as long as you're nice and has a good reason - in my case, I'm a photographer - they will work best to accommodate you and their products.

    Before & After :)

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  2. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    Fantastic story! Early Christmas for you too!
  3. gdeputy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    New York
    What kind of desk is that? looks awesome!

    Also, congrats on your luck, now you just need a MBA :)
  4. AlvinNguyen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    Thanks Daniel - I was definitely a happy camper :D

    gdeputy - it's a simple build it yourself desk from Ikea. I think it came out to about $250 if you go for the black tempered glass like this. Otherwise, regular glass or wood option puts you at around $150. In any case I really love it and it's a great desk. I wanted something super minimalistic so a big flat surface is great!
  5. netsurfz macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Bangkok, Thailand
  6. biggd macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2008
  7. Paulywauly macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2009
    Durham, UK
    a happy ending and new shiney products for free, brings a tear to my eye! :)

    Nice setup btw
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
    One replacement? and if they don't, refund! Congrats!
  9. batmodem macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2010

    I wonder how did you workaround the yellow tinge issue being a photographer. I just bought an 21.5" to do photography work just to find the yellow tinge in my screen. Do you have any suggestions? Do you have a calibrated icc profile that I could borrow?

  10. mrt209 macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2010
    That's awesome :D

    It probably would have cost them more money to fix the screen again then giving you a new iMac.

    But, probably helped that you're a pro photographer (awesome photos between).

    Even though I've had tons of problems with my Macs lately i still love :apple: :D

    My first mac was Macintosh 512Ke that I got from my dad :)

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