Fifth replacement iMac perfect !

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mazstar1980, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. mazstar1980 macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010

    After 4 replacement base 21.5 iMacs the fifth one so far appears to have no yellow tinge, no annoying dog whistle and no dead pixels.

    I can hear the LED coils right up close when you change brightness but I'm happy.

    Fingers crossed it should be good.
  2. Vylen macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Now you've jinxed it. Your iMac will now spontaneously combust.
  3. Spurk macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    true story ;<
  4. iPhysicist macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2009
    You can hear LEDs? Hahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha, is it talking to you? Does it want you to kill people?
  5. blinkin182 macrumors regular


    May 3, 2010
    Wow, 5 replacements... I admire your patience man! I love Apple products but such stories really scare me! I just ordered a refurb, hope I won't be going through 5 replacements like you!
  6. Vylen macrumors 65816

    Jun 3, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    You'll now go through 6.
  7. iamthedudeman macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2007
    Your lucky. I just went through five and am going to need a sixth.

    My screen has about 22 dead or stuck pixels, probably more but I stopped counting at 22.

    The right side of my screen looked like someone took a leak inside of the LCD panel.

    One more and i will just give up. Get a lenovo or a HP.
  8. mazstar1980 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    I set myself limit of 20 iMacs till I gave up.

    Keep going, you'll get there.
  9. bolen macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2008
    Do you happen to know where your perfect iMac was shipped from?
  10. LAPTOPODO macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2010
    Steve Job's house :D ...for sure!
  11. Despicable macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010
    5 replacements. I am looking to buy a 21.5 iMac and this what i have to look forward to. These threads make me not want to buy one.
  12. lwien macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    From the most recent poll, it looks like you have about a 50% chance of getting a good one, or a bad one, depending on if you look at a glass as half full or...............achhhh, nevermind. ;)
  13. Despicable macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010
    lol.. I hear what you are saying and I am still going to buy one. just alittle worried thats all.

    sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread.

  14. lwien macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009

    Yeah, me too. Sittin' on the fence on this one. Ready to get a 21.5" i5 but just haven't got the guts to pull the trigger yet. It seems that we may have a better chance of getting a good one if it's BTO. Should have included that in the poll.
  15. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009

    a lot of these people are OCD/crazy or both and don't realize that technologies like IPS bleed since they are not perfect. so they go back and replace their computers. i know someone who just bought a 47" LED LCD TV that has an IPS panel. it's very nice but you can see the LED go crazy sometimes. that's limitations of current tech
  16. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    If being OCD/crazy is needed to get proper screen from Apple, count me in (or out)...

    Tom B.
  17. mazstar1980 thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2010
    Everything was packaged perfectly but the weird thing is when it came time to do the software upgrade all but a small portion of 10.6.4 was already installed.

    It's like the upgrader skipped to the last bit of 10.6.4 and it was all upgraded.

    Maybe they took it offline and checked knowing I was going to be a demanding customer. Maybe not?

    It even has a quiet Seagate HDD. Sigh of relief...lets hope it stays this way!
  18. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2009
    Hey since you got replacements, I recently sent mines back, and I'm expecting for a brand new one, how did you get the tracking number of the new one? Also, how fast did it shipped? Thanks.
  19. iamthedudeman macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2007
    So all the people on here are crazy, and there is nothing wrong with their computers? Yeah that makes perfect sense.:rolleyes:

    I by no means expect a perfect computer.

    1st:Refurb. Chipped glass in the front of the screen from cord being wrapped around base. Prongs banged against glass.

    2nd: Yellow screen. Apple technician pointed it out,not me. I took it in to have the hard drive checked. Sent me another one on the spot.

    3rd. Shipped refurb imac was shipped with one side of the box crushed. The foam piece was actually almost cracked in half from the impact. That is how hard the computer hit. The screen was broken. It was a complete joke. Told them that no more refurbs for me. New imacs came out

    4th. Screen has LCD leak. Thought it was dust or something. But next day spot was three times the size and was not dull but dark black. Went to the Apple store, said was LCD leak gave me a new one.

    5Th. Current imac has bad yellow screen. Counted 22 stuck and dead pixels. There is way more but stopped counting after 22.

    It has nothing to do with limitations of current tech in most cases. It has to do with quality control on Apple's part. I don't think most people want to take and exchange their computers and go though the hassle of wiping the HD and zeroing it out for no reason. Sure some may have OCD and that is the case sometimes. For the most part I don't think that is the majority of people on this site.

    Is this crazy? Is this acceptable to you?

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  20. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    I share your frustration. I've had terrible issues with all sorts of Macs over the years.

    White MacBook: (2006, C2D, 2GHz): cracked plastic pieces (hence the name 'CrackBook). One USB port failed (that's when I sold it).

    First generation MacBook Air (I've had two): broken hinges, CPU whine, overheating.

    Unibody MacBook (I had to return three or four): misaligned keys, constant fan, one of them had high-pitched noise right from the beginning.

    15" unibody MacBook Pro 2.53GHz: piss poor battery life, faulty graphics. (Otherwise a nice machine, it's a shame that it cost a fortune).

    13" MacBook Pro: one day, first new machine to produce constant beach ball. CPU whine and the fan is regularly above 6000rpm. '7 hours' battery lasts less than three.

    I recently took in two old eMacs from my garage. One of them keeps having the beach ball as soon as I start any web browsing. Both are fairly noisy, but actually, I'm OK with it as they aren't worth anything. But to have the above problems after you spent a lot of money for those Macs - it's disappointing.

    I hear similar stories from people, but contrast us with some posters who keep bashing non-Apple computers as crap. Sometimes, I wish that my expensive Apple hardware was paid by them or from their kidney.
  21. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Maybe Apple needs a new shipping company! What the hell are those people doing to those boxes to crush them like that? Yikes!
  22. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    There aren't any known problems with 21.5" mainly 27"
  23. SayWord macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    My imac shipped yesterday, and I should be receiving it next week by Wednesday. I waited an extra 4 days just because I wanted a numeric keyboard. If an unfortunate event happens and I get a bad one, I am going to have to call Apple Care and use my polemic skills at figure out why the *bleep* did I wait an extra 4 days just because I wanted a numeric keyboard instead of a non numeric keyboard. Then see if I can get a replacement and expedited shipping for free. I didn't think it would take that extra 2 days to ship my imac just because I wanted a numeric keyboard, let alone why it took 2 days itself rather than within 24 hours to ship with a regular non numeric...

    Does Apple not know how to open boxes?
  24. Nihilvor macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2010
    Actually, there have always been problems with the 21.5 model, and, from the looks of things here, the new 21.5 models are fairing worse than the 2009 model. That said, the majority of them are still probably fine.
  25. Man-Droid macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2009
    Tampa, Fl
    This happens with ALL shipping companies. I do packing and shipping at an art dealer and we use every major company in the US. We get crushed tubes on a daily basis. There isn't anything Apple can do to fix that problem. It doesn't matter anyway as you are covered if a package arrives like that.

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