iMac rant only 5 days old !!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Kittychan, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Kittychan macrumors regular

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    It was 1 month of waiting and my iMac arrived

    I was happy
    I was excited
    I was exhausted
    I powered up
    I saw the welcome screen
    No-dead pixel
    I was :)
    I inserted dvd-r
    It won't burn
    I was :(
    Maybe the disk was dirty
    Maybe iMac needs time to settle down in a house
    I waited for 2 minutes
    It did not like my house
    I tried on my macbook
    It worked with my macbook
    I am sad
    I tried with different disk
    Nothing happened
    I wanted to install a program
    It won't let me
    It says "Disk corrupted"
    It worked on my macbook.

    I do not know what to do

    I might return it
    But the screen is too perfect
    :apple:
     
  2. G-Force macrumors 6502a

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    I've received my iMac yesterday and it's DVD burner (Matshita UJ-875) is not working for me either. It reads bad and it writes with errors. Also, my screen is not perfect (2 pixels) and the base is damaged so I will exchange it. ;)
     
  3. Kittychan thread starter macrumors regular

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    How come yours is Matshita? The new iMac comes with Pioneer no?
     
  4. G-Force macrumors 6502a

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    Is yours the newest model or a refurb?
     
  6. JNB macrumors 604

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    For Kittychan and G-Force, you might want to consider calling AppleCare first. These are warranty issues, and will be resolved fully by Apple. You are most definitely covered for things like this on a newly-purchased Mac.

    These things do happen occasionally, with Apple products as well as everything else you ever buy. It's a mechanical device, and not everything can be guaranteed to work out of the box. The truly sucky part is having all that built-up anticipation, and then find a problem causing a bit more of a wait to enjoy your new toy.
     
  7. icecold0913 macrumors member

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    chill out, call apple care,

    and stop
    typing
    like this
    :)
     
  8. Kittychan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know a bit hang over that day :eek:
     
  9. thecrackerjack macrumors member

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    My 24" was opened and used for the first time on the 2nd of July and it went to the warranty depot on the 2nd of July.

    My DVD drive was DOA. I called AppleCare and they told me to take it to MicroAge.

    MicroAge isn't returning my calls (2 of them) and isn't answering the phone. This makes me very nervous.

    I think in the future I will only buy referbs as the chance of a problem making it out to the consumer the second time I'm thinking will be much less.
     
  10. G-Force macrumors 6502a

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    It's an early 2008 iMac (2,8 GHz, 500GB, 8800GS BTO). I called AppleCare the day I got it and they ordered a new machine for me and this defect one will be picked up by TNT. :)
     
  11. phalewhale macrumors 6502a

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    LOL at typing comment

    I agree to call Applecare. My iMac has a Matshita and it's OK actually. In fact, all of my macs along with my older iBook G4 have Matshita drives. I did get a pioneer in one iMac but I ended up getting it replaced due to non-DVD drive issues. However, I do recall it made a weird noise every time the mac booted. The Matshita ones don't.

    If Applecare can't sort it, I'm sure Apple will replace the machine. In the UK, we have a 14 day money back guarantee.
     
  12. Kittychan thread starter macrumors regular

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    By the way.. Anyone notices that iMac wireless N is not 300mb/sec but it just 130 ???
     
  13. JNB macrumors 604

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    300 is max theoretical. 130 is about right for actual. There was a thread about that a couple weeks ago, I'll see if I can't look it up...

    EDIT: Here 'tis. I was right, but for the wrong reason. The draft-N spec speeds are 130Mbps for 2.4GHz, and 300Mbps for 5GHz. My guess then is that your router is broadcasting at 2.4 GHz. I believe that the 300Mbit rating is anticipated for the 2.4GHz band by mid-2009, but as with all things "N", who the hell knows. Also those speeds are still theoretical. You will never likely see the maximum throughput on any network segment, using any technology or medium.
     
  14. Kittychan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just found that out too.... My Dlink only supports 2.4 so I am planing to get Airport extreme... Now I can watch my appletv happily :)
     

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