I gave up looking for problems - I think it may be me

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JimKirk, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. JimKirk macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
    I received my i7 and after reading all the posts here about:

    1) flickering
    2) grumbling
    3) specks of dust
    4) backlight problems
    5) dead pixels
    6) etc., etc., etc.

    I have decided to just give up looking for problems and just start enjoying the machine for what it is - a really nice looking computer.

    Seriously, I know I am a bit OCD but this was just getting to point of being ludicrous.

    So to all others in the same boat, I wish you well. Hopefully I can get on with my life now.
  2. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
    I think this is sound advice. I examined my i7 when it arrived to make sure that there were no defects that would warrant it being returned.

    I did find a speck of dust on the screen and thought I had a dead pixel, it wasn't.

    Then I realized I was going to drive myself crazy trying to figure out if it was perfect. As far as mass produced consumer electronics go, it's pretty damn near as high in quality as anything I've ever bought. Especially considering the move from a 5 year old iMac.

    The less I obsessed and the more I enjoyed using it, the happier I've been.

    If you examine anything with a microscope you're going to find issues. Overall, the i7 is 99.9% what I expected it to be. Most of all, it's just providing a great user end experience.
  3. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    hmm this advise was given to Lancia beta drivers 30 years ago too
    or to YUGO GV drivers too
    enjoy what you`ve bought and ignore the build quality :eek:

    no its not all that bad with the apple iMac , but certain things should not happen ,even on a mass produced product
    dust behind glass is a indicator of not taking care when putting things together and i would expect it
    if apple would still build their computers in a garden shed , but not in a modern factory
    the other things are more a issue of build quality not controlled by apple itself as even in the chinese factory every single component is produced by other company`s and only put together in the factory and gets the apple badge, so you cant blame apple for that matter
  4. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000


    Jul 4, 2004
    ignore != obsess
  5. LoCarbHotrod macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    THANK YOU, I completely agree.
  6. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Hold on a second; Lancia made good cars, just their late ones were crap.
  7. Husker macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    This whole paranoia is ludicrous...
  8. Mystic385 macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2009
    I've looked everywhere as well, and I still can't get confirmation of delivery of my i5. So no, can't see an problems with it. :)
  9. SmugMac macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2009
    Agreed. The level of whine in these forums is OCD to the max.
  10. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    This is an awesome post! Thank you for sharing this with us.

    I know there a few iMacs out there with real problems, but proportionally, there are tons of iMacs that are great machines. Complaints on forums tend to take on a life of their own, and before you know it, everyone thinks that it is a crap product. It really is crazy when you think about it.

  11. Husker macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    It's ridiculous, it's like all the whiny OCD babies found this forum and decided to start a thousand threads about how they think they are seeing and hearing things...this used to be an INTERESTING forum...might go back to Ars or AppleInsider...too much inane bs in this forum.
  12. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Best post so far!!! Bravo. More people need to take this attitude and they will be much happier. :)
  13. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I'm glad that we're starting to see some positive vibes around here. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts that lean towards how to enjoy your iMac instead of the constant whining and complaints.

  14. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

    Dec 4, 2009

    I KNO!!! I am at work reading some of these forums thinking.. omg i have to get home and check my screen for yellow, listen to my hard drive to see if it's as loud as others are reporting etc..

    These forums are driving me to become a tech-o-chondriac haha! When just the other day I was thinking on how much I love my new machine!!

    Isn't human nature insane?

    My condolences to those who ARE having real problems though.

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