So many bad screens etc, any postive results?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Milty77, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Milty77 macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009

    I'm interested in purchasing the new 27" i7 and reading all the bad press with the screen issues etc should i wait? Do you think apple has the issue resolved at the production line now (week 01)
  2. djcorrosive macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2009
    Brisbane, Australia
    Yeah mate, i got my week 53 one yesterday, the screen is 110% perfect no flickering, no yellowing, quite as a mouse.

    only prob is my ram is faulty and need to get a replacement imac
  3. Markomcm macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2009
    Yes most certainly

    I know after looking thru the forums it may not seem like it. There are owners who are enjoying their iMacs with good screens and no problems. Mine are runnng strong since November 2009
  4. Milty77 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    Thanks guys, needed some reasurances. I know apple support will cover me but I didnt want to get a faulty one and have to go through the bother of replacing it. Its great to hear good news for a change.

    I seen the latest problems with the ram, at least thats not a major problem for apple to fix.

    Better check with the wallet and get ordering. Thanks again.
  5. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    People generally only post when then are disatisfied with something. I am sure many people are satisfied, but there are still quite a substantial number of people with less than satisfactory iMacs, hence why there are so many threads about it.
  6. kevinghost macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2010
    I've been waiting for a whole month for apple to fix the screen issues, but it seems the 53 week products are still not safe enough to be purchased.

    When can they figure out a way to remove the defects, no answer...

    Maybe it is better to go for a 24' led cinema display with mac mini? Damn...but it is not my best choice.
  7. gb1631 macrumors regular

    Dec 3, 2009
    PNW Puget Sound
    Yesterday, I had my screen & cable replaced at the local Apple store. I had the flickering, blackouts, etc. This was set-up by an Apple Tech calling the shop setting up an appointment, etc. (This because I didn't want to return it.)

    I had it in around Xmas; however, the parts were not available. They did however, do the firmware install while it was there. (I didn't want it at the shop over the holidays.) The Firmware update did not fix the problem!

    I haven't had a flicker or blackout, since returning form the Apple store and setting the computer back up on my desk. I ran it from 1:30 PM Yesterday until after midnight. Today stated at 7:30 AM and still no flickers, etc. so-far.

    If they come back I'll be sure to post it! ;)
  8. Ecoh macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2009
    Does your new display have the yellow tinge/gradient problem ? I am waiting to take my 27" in for screen replacement for yellow gradient problem, no flickering. Like you , I opted for repair over return.
  9. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    There are thousands of users without any problems, most only tend to post in forums when they have issues. My week 49 i5 is great, no problems whatsoever.
  10. iMerlin macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    Ive had my i7 since Thanksgiving and it has been error free! I havent tested it for the yellow tint because to be honest, it looks perfect to me. I dont want to start looking for issues cause then I will find some.

    My i7 is under a constant load, I have yet to power it down and it is still blazing fast. No screen flickers or any other noise issues to report. Extremely happy with my i7.
  11. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Fixed that. ;)
  12. sheareb macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2009
    with all due respect (and I have absolutely no gripes with apple as I am waiting to buy an i7).. it seems ludicrous that people are exclaiming success after less than a day. I just visualise lots of apple fans sitting fingers crossed hoping not to see any issues and even ignoring the odd flicker as "i didnt really see it".

    In my view, these things are so darn expensive they should be perfect and when you get it home you shouldnt be sitting there on the edge of your seat waiting for issues or hoping there are non. You should be able to relaxx and enjoy your new purchase with confidence that its just as it should be.

    Until that point, I wont be playing Apple Roulette and I simply dont understand why people are on their 3rd or 4th machine - either they are far too forgiving or are seeing something thats just not there but they are looking for because of forums like these. However, I am NOT saying there are no issues but it strikes me that possibly people on their 3rd/4th machine are looking too hard!
  13. iMerlin macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    I call this OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Purchaser Disorder). Look, I buy gadgets, most often they are expensive. I expect some problems. I dont look for them. I EXPECT them. I dont care how expensive something is, you are bound to run into an issue here or there. The severity of said issue might be huge or not so much.

    When I make a purchase like the iMac, I look for things like a WARRANTY and good SUPPORT. That is why I felt confident that my purchase was a good one, cause if something goes wrong, Apple will fix it, or try to at least.

    I dont sit there waiting for a problem. Ive been enjoying my iMac since the day it arrived. I mean look at this thing!


    So to the OP, if you want it, get it. Dont worry about all these OCPD emm effers. Just get it and love it. If something does go wrong, you can always blame me for telling you to get it. :D
  14. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    where did that amazing desktop picture come from?
  15. Kallel00 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    Most people wont even mind or notice the yellowish tint.

    That said, the flickering can be hard to miss. The unit in display at the Best Buy here had it evidently :D
  16. iMerlin macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
  17. evillageprowler macrumors regular


    Nov 5, 2007
    NJ, USA
    Luv my i7

    I got my i7 a week before Christmas, and I haven't powered it off since except briefly to move it to its permanent resting place on my desk. I use it mostly for routine stuff as well as running Handbrake and VirtualBox.

    It's perfect, afaict, but I also haven't been trying to find issues either.

    I love my i7. It's so darn attractive, and mad fast!

  18. Milty77 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2009
    I bit the bullet this morning a ordered the i7, fingers crossed for a good out come.
  19. iMerlin macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    Keep us posted.
  20. Markomcm macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2009
    forgot to add

    That my Imacs are Week 39 for the Core 2 Duo, and Week 47 for my I7.
    Both are running strong, no yellow, no flicker, no shaking, no blackouts, and no abnormal Hard drive noise since the Nov 17, and Nov 27 respectively.

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