I have bought my first iMac and have questions!

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  1. MikeMacPL macrumors member

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    I've been a windows user for the past 10 years and today at 4.00pm I bought my first mac. I love it the 24inch model. Now I have some questions:
    1. How can I tell or test for dead pixels in the screen
    2. I have iTunes music on my windows pc so how can I transfer them? If I have a different email for iTunes on my mac will it work with the Windows iTunes music under a different email?
     
  2. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    sickening I hope to join you
    in June with my iMac:apple::D

    I also want to know the answer to your first question
    1. How to check for dead/damaged pixels??


    anyone know?
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    1. Never had a dead pixel(s) but I guess you can make the background/wallpaper a solid color and see if you can make out dead pixels

    2. Use the same e-mail, keep it consistent so if you run into any problems, it makes it easier for you and iTunes online support to sort your problem. For transferring, you can use any external media.
     
  4. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    do you know

    about whats "healthier" for your iMac
    for my situation

    should it remain off while im sleeping though till i get home from school?

    or should i leave it in sleep mode from when i sleep though till i get home from school?

    or juss leave it on,shut down and restart periodically throughout the week?

    any other tips?
     
  5. kurosov macrumors 6502a

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    For dead pixels just look at the screen. Maybe open a slideshow of solid colour images in full screen if you want to take the paranoid route. If a pixel is dead though you will usually see it right away.

    Now for iTunes it can be a little more complex. The easy option is to use the backup feature built into itunes but that requires using cd's DVD's (i recently did it myself and it took 8 DVD's to back up my own library of about 30gb).

    The other method is to backup your itunes music and library onto an external drive then to copy them over to your mac and open the library xml file and find/replace all instances of the windows path with your mac path. This can be a pain to do and the DVD method is safer however.

    It is better if you keep to your original itunes login details for your mac but you can always authorize your mac to use the licensee of both accounts. (just be sure to de-authorize your pc itunes if you are going to be selling the machine).
     
  6. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    anyone wanna answer my last post

    please & thanks
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I would sleep it if you will be using it within 24 hours. Otherwise, turn it off and reboot.
     
  8. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    thanks :)
     
  9. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Up to you

    That is entirely up to you and what your comfortable with. I leave mine on 24/7 and it goes to sleep after 3 hours of non use. I move the mouse the next time I want to use the iMac and go back to work. So it all depends on you.

    It will not hurt anything to leave it running and on the other hand if you do shut it down each day it still wont hurt anything and may even prolong the life of the hardware inside.
     
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  11. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    ok sounds good



    cuz i leave my PC on 24/7

    but sometimes get slow so i do some restarts periodically



    thanks you

    i guess ill figure out something when i get the thing :)
     
  12. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Good Question

    As far as the pixels go, just grab a piece of your choice of color, and view it in full screen with preview.

    Just backup iTunes on your PC, and transfer it to your mac.

    For Prabz26's question: If you are not using a program such as OnlyX periodically, you should probably leave it running while you sleep every one in a while. One of the reasons a Mac "Just Works" is because while you're sleeping, it runs some cleanup scripts, so long as it's on. The scripts are made to run every night, but I only run them every week.

    The more often you let them run, (either through programs such as OnlyX, or the nighttime "Janitor" in your Mac) the more Mac-Like your experience.
     
  13. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...are there similar pixel programs for non-Mac computers?
     
  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Another pixel testing app: PiXel Check.

    But if you can't see any dead pixels in ordinary use, why sweat it?
     
  15. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Do you mean OnyX? Most of the built-in housekeeping will restart when you wake up.
     
  16. Prabz26 macrumors regular

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    interesting stuff to know
    thanks a lot
    will definetley come in handy

    i never knew that :D
     
  17. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I used Pixel Tester 4.0 to find my dead/stuck pixels. I recommend to do that if you still have 14 day return time left.

    I found 1 stuck from my first one and got it replaced and the replacement has 1 dead and 4 stuck ones. That sucks.

    If you find stuck ones try JScreenFixer (no downloads needed)

    I'll call Apple tomorrow and ask for new replacement...
     
  18. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Cool.

    Oh, I did not know that. Are you sure? And yes, that is OnlyX


    No problem.
     
  19. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Positive.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/133684/2008/06/maintenance_intro.html

     

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