Screen Flicker Issue - Best way to proceed?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rustyosaurus, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. rustyosaurus macrumors regular

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    hi there - day 3 with new 27in base imac and i have the dreaded screen flicker issue. very disappointing. i will be exchanging it as soon as possible. sucks that i just spent the last 3 days moving over all my files and software.

    what is the best way to proceed? i am backing up with time machine (to time capsule) now.

    if i get a new 27 in, do i just do the restore (or whatever it's called) and it will restore all files, prefs and software applications just like before?

    thanks!
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    If you do a TM machine backup it should backup all the data on your Imac.

    When you get your new one you can restore all the files back. Every time I have done it, it has worked flawlessly.
     
  3. rustyosaurus thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks - of course as i tried to do the first time machine backup on the new imac i got the 'disk full' message (i'm using a time capsule). took awhile to figure it out but i ended up just erasing time capsule and starting over with the fresh backup.

    since my computer has 20 years of data on it i'm paranoid about losing it - yes i use a second backup drive.

    still paranoid.

    and also, since i'm assuming they will exchange bad imac for new one i guess i need to wipe the hard drive (since it now contains all my data) and reinstall SN.
     

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