New imac 27" glass front misaligned?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gemzz90, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. gemzz90 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hi all,

    I have just purchased a new imac 27" but noticed that the glass screen on the front did not fit flush on the left side to the aluminium unit. The overhang could be quite clearly seen from front and back and running your finger along it confirmed it stuck out with a resultant slightly sharp corner to the bottom right.

    I arranged for the return and replacement of the unit and a new one arrived today, I have not yet seen it myself, but my partner said it seems to have the same problem only this time on the right hand side! He also seems to think the hard drive is far more audible on this replacement.

    Has anyone else had similar issues? I don't know whether we are just being too fussy, but I've not seen it like this in the shops and for £1649 I want it to be right!

    Thanks in advance

  2. PatriotInvasion macrumors 68000


    Jul 18, 2010
    Boston, MA
    My glass was slightly misaligned as well. You could tell by the same way you mentioned but also by how the iSight camera is centered with the hole in the glass. I had it replaced no problems at the Apple Store and the new one was aligned perfectly.
  3. Btom macrumors 6502a

    Nov 19, 2009
    Don't get into iMac replacement cycle, since, to save money, Apple apparently keeps sending "recycled" units - units somebody else returned. Get cash and buy a new unit.

    Tom B.
  4. symbology macrumors regular

    Aug 4, 2010
    The 3 units I purchased in an Apple Store have all been better than the ones that I purchased on-line.

    My advise, buy it in the Apple Store if at all possible.

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