Fourth 27" imac broken.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by stu212, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. stu212 macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2009
    This is my fourth iMac in 2 months and its broken i got it replaced yesterday and i am so annoyed with the build quality on this. Any idea of anyone i can email? i bought this in an Apple retail store in glasgow. This is the worst iMac i have had.
  2. powerhouse7 macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2009
    Canberra, Australia
    Its stories like yours that is making me very nervous about my 27" iMac that should be arriving a few weeks.
  3. James17 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2007
    What was wrong with them? That'll be the store I'll be buying mine from soon.
  4. Kallel00 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    While I feel sympathy for the OP's problems, it's typical that people who have problems will post, while all of those who don't ....well they don't
  5. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    Don't you know, few bad Apples spoil the bunch?

    Tom B.
  6. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    I would help if the OP would tell us what's actually "Broken" about his iMac.
  7. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2006
    Lincoln, U.K.
    I bought a 27" i5 iMac from the Meadowhall store yesterday and it seems fine. No yellow tint, no dead pixels, no screen flicker and quiet as a mouse (much quieter than my white 20" Core 2 Duo iMac)...

    So they're not all bad.

  8. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    How are you transporting it? Like this? If so, you're doing it wrong...

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  9. moneyman118 macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    I ordered my 27" iMac a few days after they went to 3 weeks shipping, i got it in 3 days, check my post. Mine is amazing, no flickering, no yellow tint(I did the test) and is super quiet.
  10. stu212 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2009
    The first one had a piece of black cloth under the glass, the second one the glass panel was offset by 3 mm to the left. The third one had dead pixels on the iSight camera and had screen flickering once the firmware update was installed as well as having the bottom right corner far brighter than the rest of the screen. The fourth on has dead pixels on the screen and bright patches all over the screen. All of them were pretty quiet.
  11. Stonefly macrumors regular


    Dec 26, 2009
    Nova Scotia

    Same with mine, it's perfect. Ordered mine on Xmas day and got it Jan. 8th. It's a week 53 27" iMac, no yellow, no noise and no flickering. You would need a stethoscope to here this thing run.
  12. Garrett67 macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2010
    I sometimes wonder if people just look for something wrong with products. I've never had to return 4 of anything in my life and I can't imagine buying 4 iMacs with something so wrong with it that they all had to be returned.

    Its like the Seinfeld episode where George buys Elaine the sweater with the red dot on it. She loved it until she saw the red dot, then that is all she could focus on.
  13. mmomega macrumors demi-god


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    All good here as well, Just went to the Apple store Sat. 13th , bought a 27" i5 and it's super quiet, I wouldn't know it was on if I didn't see the screen lit up. Non screen problems. Built week 6 of this yr so it was brand spankin new when I took delivery. US built as well.
  14. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2009

    Email Steve Jobs. His email has been thrown around in MR. Do a search. He does respond.
  15. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    I'm absolutely certain there are cases of that in here. In fact, you will notice that there is a group of certain forum members who are always quick to tag their 2 cents onto any bad report and fan the flames of discontent even though some of them don't even own a new iMac nor have any plans of purchasing one.

    Personally, like you, if I got even 3 bad iMacs in a row I would probably have long since left for greener pastures. Those of us who got good machines on the first delivery often get accused of being fanboys for posting about it but going through 4+ returns is pretty hardcore dedication to a product/company if you ask me. ;)

    Oh, and my week 47 i7 continues to be problem-free and the best Mac I've ever owned.
  16. stu212 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Well i would email steve jobs if i knew what his email was, also to the person saying he never had to take back four of anything in his life. you buy a mac at £1.6k thats of sub par quality and has obvious details such as black cloth under the screen and the glass being offset. Both of those details are hard to miss.
  17. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    I never said you were lying about the problems you had with your machine, Stu. I said it shows a sincere dedication to Apple on your part that you went through 4 returns without kicking it in and taking a refund and going elsewhere with your hard-earned cash.

    By the way, the glass panel for the iMac is held on by magnets. I don't see how it could stay attached with a black cloth under it.

    You can try to e-mail Steve Jobs at either: or
  18. stu212 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2009
    That previous post was not aimed at you it was at the person you quoted in yours. Yeah i've returned so many products to the apple shop i know the returns procedure better than the staff. yeah the black cloth was about 5mm by 5mm and was under the glass in the middle of the screen on the first one i had. The second one had the glass panel offset by a few mm to the left. the others have had dead pixels and uneven backlighting. I will send an email to those accounts hopefully i will get a response.
  19. Raima macrumors 6502

    Jan 21, 2010
    I would suggest to stop body slamming them :p
  20. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Your terminology is a bit off. You're calling your iMacs "Broken". There's nothing broken here. Having a piece of cloth under the glass that you could've easily removed isn't considered broken. Since you are a visitor here I'm sure you could've did simple search to tell you how to take the glass off and remove the cloth. But I get you, it shouldn't be like that anyway.

    My point is, when creating thread titles please be specific, I clicked on it thinking that you got iMacs with broken glass or the metal casing was physcially damaged. I got this because you mentioned build quality being bad. You don't equate dead pixels and cloth behind the glass as "broken", but maybe more like minor defects.

    Well, it's goes a bit further here on MR. Nobody would even notice the red dot until MR told them to.
  21. stu212 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2009
    I took the iMac into the store and was told that if i removed the glass panel from the screen it would void the warranty and that the new screens arent as easy to remove so they could not fix them buy resetting the screen and would need to be fully replaced.
  22. archipellago macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2008
    a damning indictment indeed.

    and yet you still buy from them...??
  23. stu212 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Yes considering most of the products i return are third party and hardly any have been apple products. I've returned at least 40 pairs of headphones that have broken and my Macbook once. My iPhone's 4 times. iPod touch 2 times. My first iMac i have never had one issue with it at all.
  24. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    you jest, but a friend of mines new macbook pro was delivered 2 weeks ago and the UPS man just dropped it 3' onto the floor when delivering it. :eek:
  25. BrunoMac macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2008
    Maybe but I came on this forum to research my purchase, sill went through with it after what I read and 3 iMacs later I'm living with a dead pixel, so I say BS these things have some serious issues and maybe some oblivious people have problems and don't even know it. I wish I was like that.:confused:

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