My 24" 3.06 problems and Apple's solution

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wkw, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. wkw macrumors 6502

    wkw

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    I must say I am really liking Applecare right about now.

    My refurb 24" 3.06 has been in the shop 3 times because of intermittent shutdowns.

    4 weeks of total downtime. 3 power supplies, 2 main logic boards and 1 graphics card were replaced.
    The latest repair seemed to fix the random shutdowns but
    my latest issue was with weird graphic artifacts and screen flashing/flickering.

    Apple offered to upgrade my machine to a new 3.06 27". I am upgrading that (for $500) to an i7 machine.

    I have been following many of the threads about the various problems with the 27's and I have my fingers crossed. Hopefully mine will be good.
     
  2. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

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    lol, good for you, but if I were you I'd take out a voltage meter and check your power outlets. Do you have the iMac on a surge protector? UPS?

    Sounds like a coincidence, but wow, all those problems with 1 computer?

    You're lucky they are being so generous, but yah I'd be worried the new one would fry too.:D
     
  3. 007bond macrumors 6502a

    007bond

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    3 replaced lcds
    1 replaced graphics card(they put the wrong one in)
    1 new logic board
    1 new power supply
    2 New Ram modules

    Couldn't fix my machine. Screen issues and random shutdowns on the iMac 24.

    Apple sent me a 27" 3.06ghz for free. Took forever, but at least i got a usable computer
     
  4. wkw thread starter macrumors 6502

    wkw

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    thats a good suggestion. I will check it out before I start up the 27. funny thing is, I bought the 24 instead of the 27 thinking it would be more reliable. that plan definitely backfired
     
  5. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I would definitely get a battery backup. A GOOD surge protector (as in not the $7 kind but the $35+ kind) is nice, but if you have an outage it still cuts off power immediately and if your HD is spinning it could have problems since it wouldn't get properly shut down.

    A battery backup, in addition to providing voltage regulation, can give you up to an hour or two of productivity without power, or if you get a cheap one you could at least get 15 mins to wrap up, save your work, and shut down properly to avoid damage.

    I sincerely hope no one here is plugging an iMac directly into the wall!
     

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