New iMac Hard drive failure already.

iHero

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Nov 9, 2009
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I browse this forum, but only posted when I was over the moon with my new 21.5 iMac with the higher specs...

A quick update......

2 days ago my mac locked up for no reason so i had no choice but to turn it off. Upon start up I got the question mark folder icon and being the mac newbie I am, I didn't wanna mess with it so i took it back to where i bought it (Solutions inc). I am told its probably a hard drive failure, and while they're at it they will have a look at my dead pixels. Should have mentioned the ever slight yellow tinge on start up but forgot.

So I am pretty pissed right now, being 18 its one of the most expensive things I've bought and I had alot of expections for it to 'just work'.

Nice....now I have no computer for the final week of my uni application.
 

jbrenn

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Aug 27, 2008
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hard drives have a tendency to either fail very quick a year or less. If they dont fail in the first year they last a long time.
 
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iHero

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Thanks guys. Don't get it back till next Wednesday at the soonest. I know my old Packard bell lasted 5+ years.......
 
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ScottFitz

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Nov 3, 2007
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sorry about your bad luck. all hard drives fail. some earlier than others. Thank the good lord in heaven that we all have Time Machine. I thought I'd need it for when I accidently deleted a file or something. But, when my 3 year old 17" white imac's hard drive died, I had Best Buy pop a new hard drive into it. Hooked up my Time Machine back up and was fully back and functioning again in a couple of hours. Greatest thing about a mac to me at this point.
 
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iHero

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Yeah I'm over the moon about it failing just because its under warranty. That's like being glad you had a car crash because you have insurance.

I get your point though, better to fail now rather than later.

Just to add, my hard drive never made odd noises or was very loud.
 
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archipellago

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Aug 16, 2008
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funny out of the 20 plus computers I've owned plus numerous external HDD's the only ones (3) to fail have been in Macs.

co-incidence?
cheap parts?
perils of design?

who knows...
 
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