Known Issues of 21" iMacs (July 2010 Release)

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  1. Jony Mac macrumors 6502

    Jony Mac

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    I'm looking to purchase a refurbished iMac from the Apple Store (21" i3 Model), and I was wondering if there are any known issues. I have a friend who purchased a 24" a few years back and he says it would run hot all the time. He mentioned that due to this he had screen burn in, a failed super drive, and audio in jack as well.

    I know he put his iMac to sleep when he was not using it, I dont know how often he shut it down.

    Are there any issues I should be aware of?
     
  2. Drewbie macrumors member

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    no open repairs/warranty programs for it at this time.

    every computer has its fair share of problems but there is no general problem that plagues this refresh, especially for a 21 inch imac.

    and refurb is generally stress tested more so than a regular computer

    and it does come with a 1 year warranty just like every model. so i would say go for it
     
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  4. Jony Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jony Mac

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    Thats what Im planning on doing. I think a refurb of this model would suit my needs just fine. Unless a refresh model is leaps and bounds better, im still holding out for this one.
     
  5. micvog macrumors 6502

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    AppleInsider has a link to a new base iMac for $1049 - only $30 more than Apple's refurb price. I believe it is "today only".

    I am tempted but also holding out for the next revision to replace my 20" 2.16GHz C2D w/ATI1600.
     
  6. Jony Mac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you have to pay taxes on ebay for new computers?
     

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