3rd bad apple...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by icetraxxg5, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. icetraxxg5 macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2002
    Commerce Township
    Yesterday I go to wake my iMac from sleep and it just sits at a black screen, but the screen was on (you can see the screens backlighting is on). So it call applecare and they make me take the extra ram out of the computer and stuff and still no luck, so today I am going to take it to the applestore to see what they can do about it, because its still under warranty. Does anyone know what could cause this? and this is my 3rd apple computer and each one has had some sort of display problem, my performa died, was fixed and then the red color died, then the sound died. My iBook's keyboard died twice, the power adapter died, the display backlighting died, and the battery died, and now my iMac is having problems! This is really making Macs look unreliable in my family, since this compaq presario I am using right now is 5 years old but has never had a single problem. :mad:
  2. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    These sound like mostly minor problems to me. Battery death is maintenance. Haven't you changed the battery in your Compaq yet?

    Your sleep problem is well-known in Cube circles - some Cubes won't wake up from sleep; we refer to it as the "coma" problem. It's probably a software issue related to the USB ports, but nobody knows for sure. The 10.2.8 software update seems to have made it worse.

    I suggest not using the "sleep" feature. I suggest not using it on Windows machines either, because it doesn't recover everything properly. (How would it, with all the third-party hardware? Everything in the PC world is only half-implemented.)
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    Just throw the performa out of that list, since those were the worst computers Apple ever made.

    Now the iBook... you should have gotten a new one if it broke 3 times... Im pretty sure thats Apple's policy.

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