Should I be worried with my iMac 2008?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bernard SG, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    I read here and there that those models tend to fail after 2 years; logic board seeming to be the most reported issue.
    Does anyone have any indications and/or statistics about the likelihood of such failure?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    People come here to report their problems. There are millions of flawless 2008 iMacs and yours is likely one of them. If you have AppleCare or other warranty, you're safe
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    No, you should not be worried. Don't worry about problems that have yet to happen. Only start to worry if you start to experience problems with your computer.
  4. Bernard SG thread starter macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    Thanks. I was thinking along those lines too, but third party confirmation adds some comfort :D.
    Actually I have an issue with that machine but I never bothered to fix it, it's the optical drive, it won't read most pre-recorded audio CD's. Otherwise everything is running well.
    The only time I had a big scare is when I tried to install Ubuntu on a Bootcamp partition, just to see what it looks like. The Ubuntu worked but my Mac OS got screwed, and I had no backup. Fortunately I managed to fix it without losing critical data. But since then I don't want to hear about Linux anymore. Linux bad.
  5. AlexisV macrumors 68000


    Mar 12, 2007
    Manchester, UK
    My 2007 Alu iMac is fine, as is my 2007 white iMac at work.

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