Has anyone's 2006 24" iMac died?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bigtree, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Bigtree macrumors 6502

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    I still have one and I'm inching to buy a new 27"iMac.

    How much longer will this thing last? I never shut it down. I can help to think, the diodes have got to start leaking soon. So how many are out there still working?
     
  2. macthefork macrumors 6502

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    Macs can last a long time. Usually what goes is the HDD, which is replaceable. If you're waiting for it to fail, so you can get a new iMac, it will NEVER die. I still have a Mac Pro, 1,1 that's going strong. A G-5 Powermac Tower that still runs fine, but don't use. An old Sawtooth G-4, that runs fine but I no longer use. A G-4 MDD tower that I gave to my sister and she's still using it. A G-3 desktop that still runs if I'd put a HDD in it. And an old Mac II ci from around 1990 that ran last time I started it. However, I haven't run that one for many years, now.

    Mac's rarely die... especially if you're waiting for it to. If I waited until my first Mac died before I bought another, I'd still be using the Mac II ci.
     
  3. Bigtree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My HDD has gone out twice and my Super drive once. My screen is starting to yellow, and any video pauses. Did I mention while playing iTunes and I'm working in photoshop anything I do makes my songs pause for a few seconds?

    I think it's time for a new one.
     
  4. MeerkatinBKK macrumors newbie

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    I've got 2 of the '06 20" ones. Managed to fry one a couple of years ago - I'm guessing the GPU as it was during a WoW session. The remaining one is getting seriously glitchy and doesn't like anything intensive being thrown at it at all, even after a complete HDD wipe and OS reinstall.

    New BTO 27" was delivered last week and I love it. I'll hang on to the old one, but it's now demoted to more menial tasks...

    If I get 6-7 years usage out of the new one, I'll be a happy man.
     

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