Discoloration on new iMacs

tortus

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I went into to Fry's Electronics the other day and noticed that the "new" iMac display model was looking a tad discolored. I assumed that the poor iMac had been there since the initial release date and being at Fry's does not help with condition of any display model.

I was just curious to see if anyone has had problems with the discoloration of the base of their new iMacs.
 

iGav

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Remember those Tomy Omnibot things from the early 80's?? They were white when new, and after a year they went the worst shade of cream ever....... :eek:
 

tortus

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Not Dust

I tried to wipe of the what I initially thought was dust but discovered that the white base had a nasty off-white hue to it.
 

AlphaTech

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Are people allowed to smoke in there?? Depending on how close to the door it is, and the amount of traffic that goes by, it could be from vehicle exhaust. Or it could just be from their bad vibes that is getting it all nasty... :D I have heard plenty of horror stories about people buying things from Fry's. Ones worse then even from [in]compusa...
 

tortus

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Air at Fry's

Who knows what is in the air at Fry's. And, I am sure that people smoke all kinds of stuff in the off hours at that place.

It looked as if someone tried to glaze the iMac base. Looked really tacky.
 

Spock

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Using glass cleaner like windex on plastic will give it a yellow haze. Most computer stores use windex on the computers.
 

Backtothemac

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I noticed the same thing at the CompUSA in Birmingham Alabama last weekend. People should not use Windex on computers, but alas they do. It was the worst color of cream I have ever seen.
 

tortus

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Originally posted by Spock
Using glass cleaner like windex on plastic will give it a yellow haze. Most computer stores use windex on the computers.
Good call Spock. The monkeys at Fry's would wipe their asses with sandpaper if you told them or clean computers with Windex if you didn't.
 

iGav

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It's the curse of the Tomy Omnibot....... :p

I think it's just something that goes with white plastic... it'll show up marks super easily...... and generally seems to discolour over time...... But I hate Snow so it'll hopefully never affect me....... unless of course... Apples new pro range of macs are white in colour..... :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

King Cobra

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That's kind of sad. People smokin sh!! by the supercomputer, along with exhaust. :(

This could be from carelessness, as I am reminded of a story when a neglectant store employee faced a 22 inch Cinema Display into the sun over a long period of time. (This was in early March.)

I think people are starting to get a bit lazy with Apple. Also they seem to be getting a bit careless with products. If they let it turn yellow they then care less. That is so sad.

Well, looking at my iPod puts me back in a happy state. :cool:
 

AlphaTech

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Re: Re: Re: Cleaner?

Originally posted by Royal Pineapple

especally for the motherbord right?;) ;)
:rolleyes: Apple says to use a damp cloth (with water) to clean the plastics and screen. Use anything else at your own risk. :p
 
Re: Re: Re: Re: Cleaner?

Originally posted by AlphaTech


:rolleyes: Apple says to use a damp cloth (with water) to clean the plastics and screen. Use anything else at your own risk. :p
there is a product called Kleen's Apple Polish, designed spifically for the lcd screan of an apple computer. compusa dosnt sell it (as far as i know) but you can get it off the apple store
 

Quark

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My iMac is still like new

I have had my new iMac for a while now and there hasn't been any problem with the color.

You never know where demo's/floor models have been - for all we know it could've been uncovered in the back of a truck for a few weeks.

5+ months and all is clear.

Quark
 

King Cobra

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Hey, fyter, it doesn't matter if better are acting like they have been fa!!!!! !ow and suddenly diss me, my iPod always cheers me up, knowing that I have converted someone to at least use it! :D

Besides, the cobra's on a break right now. I am listening to this awesome remix of Points Of Authority by Linkin Park. It is so futuristic. That puts me in a happy mood as well.

Let me speak your language if I may, fyter...

you damn right, cobras arent ever happy, thats why i joined the dark side and became a sith :D
:cool:
 

G4scott

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Re: Cleaner?

Originally posted by Macmaniac
What kind of cleaner should you use on your mac? IF I get a job at CompUSA I want to know whats right.
Macs- use water

pee-cee's- use hydrochloric acid

So what's a smoldering pee-cee between you and CompUSA?