New iMac Hard drive failure already.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iHero, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. iHero macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Dude, that sucks.. Hope you get a working machine fast.
     
  3. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  4. iHero thread starter macrumors member

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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.......
     
  5. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  6. Warbitrary macrumors regular

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    Exactly. You should be happy it failed "already" and not at a later date, out of warranty.
     
  7. iHero thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  8. archipellago macrumors 65816

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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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