Poll: Has your alum Imac broken down on you?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Whackintosh, Mar 26, 2009.

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Has your Alum Imac been trouble-free (hardware-wise)?

  1. Flawless and lovin' it!

    75.0%
  2. My logic board/screen/graphics card/other core hardware element failed on me

    25.0%
  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502

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    Thought it may be interesting to see the ratio of happy iMac users who've not had problems with their machines to still-happy-but-frustrated Imac users whose machines have needed major repairs.
     
  2. minik macrumors 65816

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    My iMac arrived with vertical lines upon turning it on, did it count?

    Apple swapped my iMac at the Apple Store.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't think this poll is concerned about DOAs.
     
  4. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So, right now, we have 10 who've had flawless Imacs and 5 who've had to have a major component replaced. That doesn't sound good.
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    You have 5 people who are likely upset and are FAR more prone to being vocal about how they feel than the 10 who are happy.

    It's like working in customer service - virtually nobody calls you to tell you someone did a good job, they pretty much only call to complain. Take these poll results with a HUGE grain of salt.
     
  6. srl7741 macrumors 68020

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    Perfect

    Mines been perfect. Purchased new (in case that matters to the poll).
    I would buy another in a heartbeat.
     
  7. PurpleCliff macrumors regular

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    Mine is louder than it should be - probably because something got stuck in it somewhere ... does that count?
     
  8. minik macrumors 65816

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    Okay. At work, we purchased 5 iMacs (20-inch, early 2008). I set them all up and none of them showed any hardware issue.
     
  9. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We're now at 15 people who've had no troubles and 8 who've had major hardware failure. That seems like a large number of failing units, doesn't it?
     
  10. Zygon Gambit macrumors regular

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    As someone said above, people who are unhappy, or have had issues are far more likely to be here than those who haven't.

    More importantly, the poll is not very meaningful without some idea of the timescales involved. If DOA iMacs aren't the issue, then what sort of timescale is involved? It would certainly be useful to know if all those who were reporting problems were after a certain amount of time had passed.

    My iMac (from two revisions ago: a 20" 2.4Ghz machine) has been going fine for over a year.
     
  11. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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  12. txnoob macrumors 6502

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    Whack, you're one of the most paranoid forum posters I've ever seen.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    My comments on the other poll are applicable to this one. Sample size is too small and drawn from a skewed pool. Meaningless. (but have fun anyways).
     
  14. Whackintosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How so? Those numbers don't inspire confidence, do they?
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Well, that's the case with most electronics, they usually fail within the 1st year or remain trouble free. Do you want to know how many service calls we've had to have on the half a million dollar (used) confocal microscope in my lab?
     
  16. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    Arrived fine and still running w/o any issues. Purchased 08/2008
     

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