Brand new iMac 24" 3.06 ~ beep beep ... beep, beep beep

Discussion in 'iMac' started by blackscooby, May 23, 2008.

  1. blackscooby macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2005
    Cheshire, UK
    Just got up to my parents as they had my iMac waiting for me (I've been working away in Kenya for a couple of weeks).

    Unboxed it, looks fantastic and MASSIVE.
    Mum gathered round for the famous boot up. OSX jingle came on with the Intro. Fantastic.

    Finished the registration, all looking good when it "Kernel paniced" with the 3 language of death screen.
    Mum > "Is it supposed to do that? "
    Me > "erm no"

    Rebooted, and now it just gets to a grey screen beeps.
    F*ck'in arse.

    Time to phone Apple.
    Less than amused.
  2. blackscooby thread starter macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2005
    Cheshire, UK
    Spoke to Apple. Faulty memory module.
    Thankfully I'd ordered 4Gb from Crucial. Apple are to replace the broken module.

    How it got through any testing is a worry...
  3. PcBgone macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Testing? We dont need no stinking Testing!
  4. ninjapenguinart macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2008
    Why test the memory when they assume you're already going to upgrade the memory from 3rd party o_O? Because who would upgrade from apple :p.
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Why do people insist on posting their problems on this forum before calling Apple? It's getting annoying.
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    in case anyone else has the same problem and doesnt know what to do i guess
  7. yhumusta macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2008
    50 miles south of the Canadian border
    posting a gripe...

    Well isn't that part and parcel of being in a 'forum'? Even a complaint can be looked at as a point of discussion for future enlightenment, or reference. Besides, it is better to let off the steam than to take the box outside and put a round in the side of it!
    "Remember boys and girls when we pull the pin, Mr. Grenade is NOT our friend!"...
  8. audiophile42 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2006
    I know I'd much rather talk on a forum to see if anyone else has had a similar experience and advice, than have to deal with customer service people. Most of the time you'll get the problem solved quicker and with much less stress.
  9. SamoanDude macrumors regular

    May 22, 2008
    United States Now
    Exactly. I just found out my Macbook Air was overheating because I had the damned vents blocked on the seat of my car, from this forum. I was ready to send it back for repairs!

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