Ordered a 27 inch iMac last night....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Mac'nCheese, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68040


    Feb 9, 2010
    Wish me luck, should have it by the end of next week. Next up: waterproof camera and hd camcorder and then I'm good for, oh, lets say, two years.
  2. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    Good luck, I'm shipping mine back today. Thought they would have fixed this by now but evidently not.
  3. wilycoder macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2008
    Don't let this poster ruin the excitement of your new purchase...

    I got my 27 back in February and it has been flawless!
  4. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    I didn't mean to sound nasty if I did.

    I really wish everyone the best as I wouldn't want myself to ever receive a bad machine. I believe in karma.

    But anyway, mine was a week 14 and shipped from California (weird I know) it was a CTO/BTO. It has a faint warm line 1/3 of the screen down and is becoming really noticeable after I thought I might be able to live with it.

    Good luck again, I really hope you get a good one and apple fixes their issues.
  5. xSPRINTERx macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2009
    My week 14 is perfect. I got the i7.

    Must admit the speed of this thing is unreal. I dropped a load of photos onto my wife's iphone for her today. She has no music on it just apps and photos. I put 20,000 photos on to it. Itunes optimised the photos for the iphone. I noticed that my cpu went up to about 42% (the highest I have seen it).

    I opened up istat to see what was going on and itunes was running at 408% !!!

    I still had iphoto / mail / preview & safari open. running smooth as you like.

    I have a flip ultra hd. Importing video from iphoto in imovie is fast. Creating movie files is loads faster than my macbook.

    I hope you get a good one. I think I was lucky. You can rest easy knowing if its bad apple will sort you out.

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  6. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2008
    I also received a bad unit - but Apple was more than willing to exchange, so I packaged it back up, took it to FedEx, and within a couple days I had another unit sitting on my desk.

    It is truly an amazing machine. I have had several people ask me where the computer is that goes with the monitor on my desk.
  7. auero macrumors 65816

    Sep 15, 2006
    It really is, I myself hated to give it up! But Apple wouldn't get another one to me for another 2 weeks so thats one of the reason I gave up.

    I can't express how beautiful and powerful it really is.
  8. blueeggs macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2010
    Only took 4 to get a good one

    Well I got my first i7 imac on the 6th of this month at my local apple store. The first two were from week 12 of this years and both had yellow screen. The third one was from week 13, had a perfect screen but a stuck hot pink pixel near the middle of the screen. I took that one back to the store and was ready to give up on the imac. He said he will open this one here and keep opening them if he has to till we find one I was happy with. We apologized sincerely for my 4 trips to the store. The final one had a perfect screen. It was from week 13 also. He also told me that the screen in this one and newer now has a different display part number than the older ones. He also gave me apple care free for all my troubles. I'm glad I got a good one. Only took 4 times.I have to say that I was very impressed with apple care and also the retail store.
  9. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008
    Blueeggs... Can you divulge the new part number for the improved screen, please? Then other recipients of the same part can confirm one way or the other if these are consistently good. Thanks.
    Also, can you confirm if it was a China-built model (serial number starting with W) or USA-built serial starting QP).
  10. blueeggs macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2010
    I would be happy to but I don't see the part number listed in the system profile. I don't want to open it up to find out, lol. It also has a Western Digital HD instead of the seagate.
  11. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008
    That's good news too. I had first-hand experience of the Seagate rumbling noises.
    Was it a China-made (W) iMac?
  12. sir mal macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    I am in the process of sending my week 15 back, they agreed to let me keep this one until the new one arrives. How do I check what make HD I have and where it was made?
  13. blueeggs macrumors member


    Apr 15, 2010
    Just click on the apple then "about this mac" then click get more info. click on s-ata and it will list the model number of the drive. Western Digital will start with WDC. Mine was also made in china. The drive is very quite also.
  14. jlblodgett macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2008

    Really? That is strange. Apple overnighted me a replacement computer.

    Of course, my first i7 had a hardware code pop up, so that might be why they overnighted my replacement.

    If your only complaint was the supposed screen issue, that might be the reason for the delay.

    In any event, I have absolutely no regrets. If my i7 crashed today, I would gladly order another i7.
  15. sir mal macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    Thanks Blueeggs, mine starts with ST what does that mean? Seagate? I think I would prefer my new IMac to have a WDC, mine right now sounds a bit hungry. But I shouldn't complain, it is nothing compared to the noise my Powermac G4 makes.

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