Is it just me but my mid 2011 iMac seems problematic

Discussion in 'iMac' started by liquorice, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. liquorice macrumors regular

    liquorice

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    2 graphic card replacements, 2 screen replacement and 1 light drive replacement on my mi 2012 27 inch imac, am I just unlucky :rolleyes:
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    The GPU was a known fault (Radeongate with the HD 6970M), covered by Apple. It was a manufacturing flaw.

    The rest...guess you got a double whammy.
     
  3. ryguy92000 macrumors regular

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    Bleck!!!

    Yes, you are indeed unlucky, good thing apple has some warranty options out there. Keep on backing it up!
     
  4. Dirtyharry50 macrumors 68000

    Dirtyharry50

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    No, it isn't you. That model year had plenty of lemons and I got one very much like yours that kept melting itself. When it was time for the third screen replacement, I asked Apple to just replace the computer which they did with a brand new late 2013 which has been trouble free. I had Applecare and this replacement occurred at around 2 years in.

    I would request a replacement whether or not you bought Applecare and if you don't get results at the first level, I would ask to be transferred up to the next level and so on until you do. If you cannot get results on the phone, I would write to Tim Cook pointing out that lemons in this model year due to heat issues are a known thing and that your computer was faulty from day one as such, therefore you want a replacement. Do not accept no for an answer.

    I guess if Tim said no you'd be out of luck but I don't think that would happen. They know about this.
     

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