Goodbye clunky old dell..

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  1. thelumpya2 macrumors regular

    thelumpya2

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    Hello photo editing MEGACENTER!

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    admittedly, I'm a nOOb when it comes to macs (although not iphones), but i'm excited to finally own one and eager to learn.

    So, tell me, what are some of the "must haves"?

    Also, does anybody know of a good free FTP program for macs?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    I use Cyberduck (and thats only because I like the icon)

    You will love your new machine!
     
  3. MrDexx macrumors member

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    That's one trippy lil' spaceship setup you have going on there!
     
  4. Piggie macrumors G3

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    Nice layout

    I wish I had a setup like that in my toilet also. ;)
     
  5. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend doing it.
     
  6. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    Amen! Cyberduck rocks!
    Enjoy OP. :)
     
  7. thelumpya2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    UG..

    Just happened to have a large chunk of white space open on the desktop and noticed a nice peice of dirt or something under the glass screen in the lower left corner..

    this prompted me to change the entire screen white to see what else I might find and sure enough, there's another spec on the right side near the bottom corner.

    I haven't really installed anything on this yet, and I bought it at Best Buy, so I think I'll just return it for one that isn't messed up tomorrow..

    so frustrating though.. especially when you consider that my brand new iphone 4 had the same issue and I had to return it a day later..


    I'm having bad apple luck lately.
     
  8. TennisandMusic

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    Or the "normal Apple experience" as of late. :p Just FYI, I had two really bad iMacs I had to return. Hopefully your next one turns out to be good. They are nice machines if they are functioning properly.
     
  9. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Congrats :)

    Apps you should look into:

    Cinch (Aerosnap for mac)
    Firefox (Anything safari might not be compatible with)
    VLC (Media player that plays basically anything and everything)
     
  10. thelumpya2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I really want one, but I'm definitely going to keep returning them until I get a good one.

    Upon further inspection this morning, I've also discovered that the lower right corner of the screen is nice and yellow as well..

    DAMMIT
     
  11. thelumpya2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, so it gets worse..

    Tonight I returned the computer to best buy, they had none in stock to replace it, so I asked how long it would take to get a replacement. They said they had one at another store roughly an hour away and it would take 4-5 days for them to get it transferred..

    I said, ok, can I go pick it up? They arranged that for me, and I did.

    Got it home, set it up, only to find YET another large chunk of dust AND.... what appears to be a human hair..

    wow..

    welp, on to imac number 3... sigh..
     
  12. 314631 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude, you should've got a new Dell. They come clean out of the box.

    Welcome to the Mac family. :apple:
     
  13. thelumpya2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ha.. thanks, I've had all the iphone models, so it was only a matter of time before I made the full switch. Lets hope I can get a proper one soon though :)
     
  14. revelated macrumors 6502a

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    I probably already know this answer. But why not buy it from the Apple Store instead?

    Reason I ask: I've never done it myself BUT, I've heard tell that if you buy from the Apple Store, and there is a defect such as this, they will correct the problem instead of having to wait to swap it.

    Just asking.
     
  15. thelumpya2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    0% financing available for qualified customers through best buy.. is the simple answer.


    I talked to an apple rep earlier and he was saying that he could setup a genius bar appointment for me to have my new imac torn down and clean out the dust, but he did not recommend that I do that considering that my computer was still replaceable with a brand new unit through the 14 day return policy at Best Buy.

    Unfortunately, Best Buy doesn't have any more in stock temporarily. I think what i'm going to try and do, is have Best Buy get a new unit on its way while I hang on to this one so I at least have a computer and then exchange it when the new one comes in.
     
  16. Gaijin de Moscu macrumors regular

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    Is the problem with the second machine only the speck of dust under the glass, or have you discovered more issues?

    If it's only that, and if that was my computer, I'd consider cleaning it myself. The instructions can be found on the iFixit.com.

    I'm only suggesting this because a new unit may have other issues (which was my case, straightened out with a bit of DIY eventually).
     
  17. thelumpya2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes, and a human hair..

    I'm not about to tear into this thing myself. I'll just keep returning them until I get a good one :)
     
  18. cmvsm macrumors 6502a

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    I'd certainly exchange for dust under the glass...but for the love of all that is holy, don't get caught up on the yellow screen syndrome this forum seems to have.:eek:
     
  19. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Why go thru all the trouble of returning when you can pull the screen glass off and wipe out the dirt with a clean cloth in 30 seconds?
     
  20. UltimaLink macrumors regular

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    If you're still having problems tell them to make you TURN IT ON AT THE STORE.

    If they say no say you'll return it and make them give you a free refund.
     
  21. thelumpya2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    you make it sound oh so simple, but I'd really rather not have to crack into my brand new computer.

    Do you recommend I bring it to the apple store and have a professional deal with it?
     
  22. UltimaLink macrumors regular

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    Yeah.
     
  23. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    It really is very simple. I swapped out my original HDD for an SSD and was able to remove the glass with just my bare hands (no need for suction cups). It's just held on with magnets. If you don't feel comfortable doing it, then yeah, take it to the Apple store and have them do it. If the computer is flawless except for dirt on the screen, there's no point exchanging for a new one.
     
  24. thelumpya2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just spoke with my local apple store, they also assured me that it's no big deal and would take them about 15 minutes, so rather than play the return game anymore, I'm just going to take it in.

    Thanks
     
  25. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    No prob. :)
     

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