Finally pulled the trigger...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by delacruzjeff, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. delacruzjeff macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    ... and placed an order for the 27" iMac with i5 quad-core. I also ordered the Applecare and the iPod Classic 160GB as part of BTS promo. They should be here next week. :D

    I was ready to buy right after the refresh but waited for the iLife '11 to come out. I just hope that iLife will not come out anytime soon. :(

    Now I've been hearing lots of issues with the iMac like yellow tint, dead pixels, noisy hard drive and humming PSU... did I miss anything? LOL. Can you guys direct me how to inspect as soon as my iMac arrives? I saw this website --> to test yellow tint and dead pixels. I hope I don't have any of these issues at all. :cool: With regards to the noisy hdd, I heard Seagate 1TB are noisy. How can you check if you have Seagate 1TB or WDC 1TB? How can you get the WDC? Hit and miss?
  2. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Check which drive you have by going to System Profiler and then Serial-ATA

    I installed a Western Digital 320GB
    The second drive is the original Hitachi 250.
  3. Hodgy1204 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    Leeds, UK
    ive been worried about the same things also but to be honest i cant complain about HDD noise since i have a custom built PC that sounds like a small tank, its terrible and ive put up with it for years, i7 and logic here i come! :D going to order on monday!

    p.s if anyone has put apple products on finance before how easy is it to pay off the balance? im too eager to get it wait till i have enough money in my bank so will pay it off after my 2nd term university loan

    sorry for highjacking your thread delacruzjeff :)
  4. delacruzjeff thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
  5. delacruzjeff thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    my 27" iMac i5 quad-core will be delivered today. :D

    hopefully things will be perfect... :apple:

    i will inspect everything tonight and post the results...:)
  6. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
  7. kristian21 macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2006
  8. RichardI macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    Yep, I just ordered mine BTO today. Saw the FPS in X-plane 9 and that did it for me. 27" i7 with 8 GB (2X4), 2TB HDD, remote and Apple Care. All else std. Got my fingers crossed that it will be as perfect as the one I'm using right now. :D

    Rich :cool:
  9. BreadMaster macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Congrats! I recently pulled the trigger on a new MBP!

    I had...different results.


    I kid, I kid, I'm planning to buy a refurb 27' i5 here pretty soon. What's the first impression it gives you?
  10. delacruzjeff thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    the iMac was delivered by UPS around 5:30pm. i quickly set it up to make sure everything is ok.


    i got a WDC 1TB hard drive.

    the only thing i noticed was a small speck of dust on the bottom right corner of the screen. it's inside the glass. should i care about bringing this to Apple Store for cleaning or just live with it? my concern is if i bring this to Apple Store and have someone open it that it might attract more dust particles. what do you think?
  11. Mike Macintosh macrumors regular

    Mike Macintosh

    Sep 20, 2009
    Washington State
    Congrats and welcome to the club, about your speck of dust inside the glass I would take back only if you feel its going to be a nuisance and annoy you.
  12. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Getting it opened up to have it cleaned will only cause more problems. Just learn to ignore it. I no longer even notice the speck of dust underneath my MBP screen.
  13. delacruzjeff thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Thank you.

    I have 14 days starting today to see if i can live with one speck of dust. I'll see if this will annoy me in any shape or form. :rolleyes:

    next purchase i think will be the magic trackpad and the battery charger. i kind of like the trackpad on my wife's 13"MBP. :)
  14. THX1139 macrumors 68000


    Mar 4, 2006
    They won't open it up to clean it. They will just roll their eyes and issue you a new one. Then, your new one might have a pixel out or yellow screen and you'll have to try again.
  15. delacruzjeff thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    that's more scary!
  16. delacruzjeff thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    one more question: i bought this 27" iMac together with AppleCare. where can I find the diagnostic utility CD that supposed to be included in the box? the only CDs i got are the Mac OS X install dvd and the Applications Install dvd.
  17. iSavant macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2007
    Hi -

    diags are on the OS X Install dvd...

    Start from power off, put dvd in drive, hold the D key down as the iMac boots... keep holding D down til you're in diags.

    Congrats on the new machine and I Hope it checks out :)
  18. iKimm macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2010
    I have the 2 TB & it is a Hitachi & very very very quiet. :cool:
  19. delacruzjeff thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2010
    i still can't figure out how to get a WDC hard drive rather than the Seagate hdd? Good thing i got the WDC. it's so quiet! :apple:
  20. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    That's a 12" PowerBook. If it was a 15" or 17" PB, it would be harder to tell.... :p I kid, I kid... :D I actually lol'd when I read this post... I was on the phone with my (PC user) friend when I lol'd. I explained to him why I lol'd and he didn't think it was funny. Stupid PC users. Mac FTW!!!!!!! But actually, (not surprisingly) his Toshiba notebook is broken, so he is borrowing my old MB. He thinks it is great! Fast startup, he says is a plus! But he is saving up for a car, so he can't get a new computer. His Toshiba just needs a new HDD.

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