Had my 27" i5 for two days...

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  1. C8XY macrumors 6502

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    ... and its already in the shop!!!!

    No yellowing issues thankfully but dirt under the screen and a faulty superdrive that only works when the screen isn't tilted!!!!

    Massive PITA getting a 27" to the store, Apple helpful as ever though! Its my first time using the Genius Bar, apparently they need access to my admin account - is this normal?
    I was a bit reluctant as I have work stuff on it not to mention some glorious HD porn :p
    but the admin account was needed to run tests that could not be done under a guest account?

    I'm stuck with my 13" MacBook for a week :(

    How can there be so many problems with the 27s???
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Because you can't do anything system related without admins pass. If you open something, it asks for admins pass.

    I'm sure geniuses have seen all, and why would they care about if you had porn there?

    27" iMac is rev A, meaning that it hasn't been mass produced before hitting the stores.
     
  3. C8XY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, they might not care but i do! and "oh its a rev a" is no excuse for the piss poor QC!!!
    fair enough with the admin account though...
     
  4. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    a day and a half for me

    I got mine yesterday. The fan is a little louder then I expected but I think I'm nitpicking. Probably just got used to the fan in my old one and since this is in a quieter room, I probably notice it more then if it was by the kids and wife. Anyway, knock on wood, no problems. Maybe I just got lucky.....screen is great, sound is great, super-duper fast.....
     
  5. C8XY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded from the 20" and running side by side, the 27" is slightly louder but not by much - but waking from sleep the 27 is silent compared to the clunky noise the 20 makes (with the superdrive and fan)
    Glad you got a decent one, I think overall they are starting to sort the screen issue
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    The i5 is 95W chip while the CPUs in 20" were 35-45W

    Nobody believed on i5 before they were released as they are so hot so it's not a surprise that it's little louder as it's more than twice as hot!
     
  7. natewsmith macrumors regular

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    All they usually do is set up a test account with admin privileges. You really don't need to worry about it.

    I was trippin the first time as well.
     
  8. C8XY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, cant wait to get it back. I hate using my macbook as my main computer :(
     
  9. natewsmith macrumors regular

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    I'm sure..

    I love my 27 inch....

    I've had to take it in as well for some other problems. It is a royal pain in the butt to carry it into a store..
     
  10. iWannaBeAdored macrumors 6502

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    haha I don't think they will find the pr0n so you should be okay :)
     
  11. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    lol don't worry about your porn, I'm sure they won't snoop around your computer looking for it. Besides, chances are 90% of the people who bring their computers in have porn on their HDDs.

    The good thing about all this is that you found the issue soon, and will get your computer back fixed. Hopefully this will be your last trip there.
     
  12. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    Try telling Gary Glitter that, with regards to Bristol's PC World :D
     
  13. ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    dumb question. if you've only had your iMac for two days, then why didn't they give you a new one rather than repairing yours?
     
  14. danimal99 macrumors regular

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    As long as your pr0n isn't homemade, you should be cool. :)
     
  15. hamlinspahn macrumors regular

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    Gary Glitter

    He said porn not naked kids on pony's. And on a different point I think they do look for it just out of curiosity you can tell a lot about a man by looking at his porn.
     
  16. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Quick question, if it's only two days, why don't you just ask for a replacement? (Sorry if you stated why, probably missed it.)
     
  17. C8XY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought I'd just get a repair as it seems to be one of the good ones! No yellowness!
    As for the porn, it's pretty standard stuff but it's not hidden. I'm not too bothered about it but it could be slightly embarrasing when I go to pick it up!
    Hopefully they don't use my macrumors account! :eek:
     
  18. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    TrueCrypt is your friend ;)
     

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