My 2.66 i5 Refurb is going back?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by LEET1973, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. LEET1973 macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2010
    Such a hard decision?

    I was just going to get a new 21.5" i3 for £999 when they came out but was swayed into buying a refurbished 27" 2.66 i5 for £1269.

    Don't really need the extra performance, but i just love the 27 inch screen when i see them in the mac stores.

    Now the problem:

    I've been having a good old play with my new system over the last few days and on each ocassion i've had to stop as my eyes were actually hurting and last night they were watering!!!!.:eek:

    I've done the usual search and tried the usual remedies i.e. turning the brightness down, calibrating the screen and using the mouse to zoom but i just think its the actual size of the screen and viewing distance.

    I know i've only got 14 days to return a refurb to Apple so i haven't really got time to "get used to it". Anyone else had similar problems with their eyes on these screens and did they get used to it?

    Can i take a refub model back to an Apple store and swap it over for a new base model?

    Do i get charged for returning a refurb in the UK i.e. courier and re-stocking?

    Any help much appreciated.
  2. LAPTOPODO macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2010
    I think you have to get the refund money first and later buy another model... as can't be done at the same time.

    I'm going to buy refurb i5 quadcore and I'm a bit scared now of it.. I hope to be lucky :(
  3. LEET1973 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2010
    Don't think its luck as i can't fault the quality of the screen. I thinks its all down to your eyes and viewing distances etc.....

    If i was you i would go and have a good play on a 27" screen at your local store and see how your eyes cope.

    I really would like to keep this computer as i think i've got a cracking deal.

    Just need to somehow make it easier on my eyes.
  4. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Give it few more days. I also had trouble getting used to my MBP and a number of other monitors. Its ok when your eyes are getting tired fast in the beginning. If its still bad after a week then I'd return it.
  5. CampDavid macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2010
    Where abouts are you?

    If you're in any way near Bedford I'd be happy to swamy brand new not yet delivered base model (it'll be here at 3pm) with yours and pay the difference in the retail price (£270) as we were unable to get the student discount on the refurb stuff.

    Just an idea, may save hassle
  6. LAPTOPODO macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2010
    I've plan to go today to the store and verity for the last time wicht screen do I need :) as I went time ago there but not like buyer... only for watching and I didn't took care of the details :D
  7. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    If it's really hurting you that bad, when you're in the dark using it, turn on a light behind you to even out the lighting. Should take some of the stress of your eyes.

    They shouldn't be watering though. Wear sunglasses? :D

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