Im Scared!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Eric Lewis, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

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    Ok so i ordered my iMac on Aug 19th and its shipping the 27th-29th and coming 29th-Sept 2....

    its a baseline iMac 2.0ghz 20'' 250gig 1gb ram

    im scared that A) It will be DOA like my friends iMac G4
    B) There will be tons of dead pixels
    C) Super drive wont work or something dvd related
    D) Other computer problems

    Im so worried...i cant sleep at night...im exited but scared of A-D....i am loosing sleep over this!
     
  2. JimmyDreams macrumors 6502

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    I'm not a doctor, and I didn't sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night, BUT....

    Take a huge valium and relax. The horror stories you see here are a VERY small portion of everyone that has gotten a wonderful machine that doesn't have any dead pixels and works as advertised right out of the box.

    Trust me, for every one complaint on here (some of which reveal almost obsessive, unrealistic expectations), there are hundreds if not thousands of satisfied customers that you hear nothing from.

    If things were truly as bad as you're thinking they may be, Apple would be all over the news....and it'd be BAD news. They're not, so I'm not worried. My machine supposedly left Shanghai this morning. I'm waiting like you....just not as worried!! :)

    JimmyD
    :apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  3. mrbolano macrumors newbie

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    And you're how old Eric?
     
  4. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    Don't worry a sausage mate, I just got mine today and it's amazing!! As people are saying, it just works. Just now enjoying the new way of using a computer, intuitive!!!!
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I was thinking the exact same thing.
    How about this Eric:
    "Shhh, now now...Everything's going to be ok".






    Get a grip for godsakes.
     
  6. RichardI macrumors 6502a

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    I feel your pain. I just got my iMac 2.8 24" about two hours ago. No dead pixels, not a scratch anywhere. But, like you I was concerned. Keep in mind that most of the people that post here have issues. And they're picky, picky, picky:D.
    Anyway, not to worry - you will love your new iMac and it will be perfect! These are awesome machines.

    Rich :cool:
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    You have issues. There's nothing wrong with us sheep.
     
  8. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    There are mainly three kinds of people...

    1. Geeks like me who post to this forum.
    2. People with problems who seek answers on a forum like this but otherwise wouldn't come here.
    3. People who buy Macs and never have a problem, but aren't geeks so they never come here and post about how reliable their Macs are.

    See what I'm getting at? A support forum is not even remotely representative of the overall Mac community. It contains geeks and people who have problems.

    I don't want to sound patronizing, but you really should look into healthy ways to vent and control your stress. Stress is debilitating and causes long term health issues and really it's all for nothing.
     
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  10. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    LOL - I try to pretend they don't exist!! :D
     
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  12. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    I think he is a kid, he told me his parents bought him an iMac.

    So be nice guys!


    Eric, I am sure your iMac will be fine. Odds are on your side.

    If the unthinkable happens and it has any of the problems listed, Apple will sset you straight right away.

    Take your mind off it! You gotta long wait :)
     
  13. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    im 17...going into grade 12
     
  14. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Oh so your really not a kid.

    In that case you guys can be as mean to him as you want... haha lol
     
  15. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well all these posts with these problems scares me..my first imac in 1998 came with a broken cd drive..and my friends new 20'' imac had so many dead pixels..its taking 2 weeks for it to get here(1 week to ship, 1 to deliver) and i cant wait any loner
     
  16. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    You do know that your imac is covered by apple for one year from the original purchase date, with the option of extending it an extra 2 years, don't you? ;)
    If there is a problem with any of the hardware, you will get it fixed or replaced; and i would assume that apple's quality has increased since the G4 iMacs.
     
  17. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    Here's a little trick I use any time I start to notice myself or a friend getting worked up about something silly... I start asking myself (or them) questions like:

    Is your loved one trapped in a collapsed coal mine?
    Did you lose your home or go hungry today?
    Was your dog hit by a car today?
    Did you just find out you have cancer?

    No? Well then it doesn't sound like you have any real problems. Relax. Reflect upon how relatively cushy your life is and how much you have to be thankful for, including the fact that you have a brand new iMac on the way.

    I don't claim to know much, but I've come to learn this: Worrying about something which has a tiny chance of going wrong doesn't serve you. It hurts you. It will hurt your health and your relationships in the long run. Learn to stop now or live a long life of useless, debilitating worry.
     
  18. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    I received my iMac 3 days ago, and it's perfect. No dead pixels, faulty drives, etc. It's been the best computer I've ever had and seen. Don't be worried. If it is DOA, you can return it for a new one.
     
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    I had a 20" for a week. I sold it to my brother and bought a 24". Both are defect free.
     
  23. Eric Lewis thread starter macrumors 68020

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    well it ships 27-29th...and its 2-5 days shipping...

    so if it ships on the 27th(monday) then it should come either thurs(30th) or fri(31st)....since its 2-5 days...anyone think it will come thurs or fri?
     
  24. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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    don't worry dood

    just ordered a 24/2.4/500+appleCare :apple:

    my biggest worry is when the damn thing is going to ship :D
     

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