New alluminium imac NO "ON" light or "ON" click!

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  1. boris.jones macrumors newbie

    boris.jones

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    Love how silent my new imac is but! (24" allu)

    What really bothers me is when I switch on the imac there is no physical or any other click! and once its on theres no way of knowing that its on or not until the screen pops alive + when mine is alseep I cant see any indicator - so basically I dont know whether Ive managed to engage the on switch and at other times whether its on or off!

    I want an indicater! I want feeeedback! Apple should have made the apple logo glow gently !! or at least some indication somewhere of wether the machine is on or not

    you need to know if your machine is on or not ! - a light like the tiny tiny tiny red light when photo booth camera is ingaged would be enough!

    Otherwise - quite loving this work of art imac! an absolute beaut
     
  2. Wayne s macrumors regular

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    I have a USB lead plugged into the back of my iMac which has a blue LED built into it.

    When my Mac is sleeping the LED still lights up.

    Wayne.
     
  3. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    You'll be amazed how you'll just get used to no light indicator being there!

    I've used both the previous white model, and i currently own the Aluminum model - and although it bothered me at first - i am so used to it now, that it doesn't really matter no more.

    The new iMac is a beauty - enjoy! :)
     
  4. AfroZ macrumors newbie

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    Hmm. Never even thought about it. I guess I've spent too many years ignoring the lights on all my computers. You'll get used to it.
     
  5. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    Its funny, one of the main reasons i bought the new iMac is because it had no external lights, My ONLY reason for fully turning off (rather than just standbying my MacBook Pro was because i found the light so annoying when i was trying to get off to sleep!!
     
  6. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    Google "Macintosh annoying pulse sleep light"
    :D
    You will find a world of people who end up taping over the light on their Macs!
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Surely a quick tap of the keyboard will reveal it's status?

    I can't see the issue myself.
     
  8. gomobile macrumors newbie

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    i'm one of them

    never appreciate the sleep mode light on my powerbook.

    And imac? nice. doesn't distub me when it sleeps.

     
  9. boris.jones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    feedback

    Hey I.m weened off the "on" light already!-

    I suppose the "no dynamic feedback" "on" button started me off - theres a whole 30 secs before I know wether or not Ive switched it on - I sometimes press the switch several times - I'm going to learn about this one too! soon though - I'm sure .

    and you know a tap on the keyboard - thats a lot of uneccessary work to me - when Im off to bed I just want to glance n the office to see that all is off last thing!

    but isnt it good to have such a silent machine its a nice problem!
     
  10. tcoleman macrumors member

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    I agree for the most part except for the other day when the machine crashed without my knowing. I came back to it and the screen was dark. It didn't come back from sleep when I tapped the keyboard, and it didn't come on when I pressed the power button. I needed to force shutdown by holding the power button, and then I was able to turn it on. It was only by guessing that I was able to figure that out.

    What crashed it was when I unplugged my BlackBerry while the iMac was in sleep mode. PocketMac caused a kernel panic. :(
     
  11. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    What about hard drive activity light?

    I quite enjoy the total silence of my iMac and lord knows my Precious is mum on so much; but what about a hard drive activity light or indicator?
     
  12. boris.jones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was enjoying my quiet new mac until today -- disaster has struck!!


    I have a new problem my Imac is only a few weeks old . Turned it on today after being completely off over night (with power supply off also) and the moment I touch the on button the fan kicks in full blast and never NEVER goes off - its a problem!

    Will get my apple care on it on Monday but is this a common problem?

    The fan has never come on before what ever I do!

    devastated!
     
  13. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    Getting AppleCare involved is a very smart thing to do... you could try iStatPro to demonstrate and prove that the fans are hyperactive... good luck.
     
  14. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Did they remove the startup chime from the new iMacs? :confused:
     
  15. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    No it is still there... on cold boot not sure about reboot.
     
  16. Nabooly macrumors 6502a

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    Haha i have a book that i cover the light up with, lol

    Now ive gotta figure out how to block the green light :confused:
     
  17. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Heh. I was searching around to confirm that there really isn't a sleep light on the alu iMacs--got one at work a while ago and I just realized that the lack of a light was bugging me quite a bit. Thought maybe there was something I was missing, but obviously not.

    In my case, on my way out of the office, I like to be able to quickly determine if I've left any machines I was working on on. Except with the new iMacs, the only way to check is to walk over and hit the keyboard.

    Seems people who LIKE the throbber like me are in the minority, though, so I guess it's not an "issue" so much as an improvement. But hey, they've had throbbers since sleep has even existed as a feature! (Before, if you count the G3s and Yikes G4s that can't fully sleep.)
     
  18. boris.jones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is my machine on? or not? How do I know?

     
  19. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

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    People still shut their computers down? I honestly can't remember the last time I turned a desktop computer off. :rolleyes:
     
  20. boris.jones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HEY, THE WORLD IS NOT QUITE COOKING FAST ENOUGH FOR US JUST NOW

    LETS SEE IF WE CAN ALL GET TOGETHER AND BOIL IT DRY!
     
  21. YuriVoorhak macrumors regular

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    I really hope you don't drive a car then.:eek:
    Because, y'know... I don't.:p
     
  22. Wee Beastie macrumors regular

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    Me neither.

    Or eat meat. Google "factory farm + pollution" and do a lil' research.


    Edit: BTW, apologies for helping take this thread even further off topic...
     
  23. boris.jones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I suppose it not really off subject

    energy saving is right in there - multiply the problem by billions thats what computers do - theres so many!

    The irony is that leaving a little light on could help to save some energy - or could it?
     

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