The New 2010 iMac's and Poor Quality Control

Discussion in 'iMac' started by byron_hinson, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

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  2. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    Well I wouldn't say it was new and I wouldn't say it was limited to iMacs.

    In fact IMO having owned or own

    eMac
    mac mini (x4)
    iMac (x2)
    iPhone (x3)
    iPad

    I would say the only flawless product was the eMac. All the rest (bar iPad) have had major issues within 18 months.

    The iPad has a yellow screen, light bleed and a mis-aligned bezel, but it works great!

    Apple quality despite the fanfares has nearly always been poor in my opinion.

    I haven't purchased a worse brand.
     
  3. easepease macrumors regular

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    It took me 4 imacs... this one buzzes ocassionally but silent hard drive so i will keep it...
     
  4. byron_hinson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can understand that if it doesn't annoy you. Thing for me is that I have mine in the front room and like the screen to dim when not using it even for a short time and its audible across the room
     
  5. Tobster3 macrumors 6502

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    Fortunately, I don't have any of these issues with my new i5 iMac. See my post a few hours ago.
     
  6. easepease macrumors regular

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    Yea I really have to listen for it... I can hear it my room is silent and its a slight noise. Sorry its so noisy for you... hopefully a good one will come your way
     
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    Ha ha ha .... you're hilarious. I love it.

    Keep up the good work. Man...so good.....:D
     
  8. KyleKlink macrumors regular

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    I have a late 2009 iMac and I don't suffer from any of the issues that seem to be so common around here. No yellow screen, no buzzing, no dead pixels. My Mac is perfectly fine.

    Though I acknowledge that problems do exist, I think that these problems are exaggerated on forums such as these. One person mentions a yellow screen issue and suddenly every iMac owner is "testing" their screen. The slightest bit of color differentiation is grounds to label Apple's quality control as horrible.

    I bet you could find quality issues with a $2,000 LCD or plasma television, too. We shouldn't expect absolute perfection.
     
  9. Pachang macrumors regular

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    Bet you couldn't.'

    try One Thousand. Most iMac I have seen at the applestore have the problem, and the imac I am on right now has it.
     
  10. easepease macrumors regular

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    well I have gone through 5 in total this year and last and never had a yellow screen... even when i LOOKED super hard with those dumb tests, and no my eyes are perfectly fine. I know a bad screen when i see one and to be honest in all the stores i have ever been and all the imacs i have seen, 1 had a slightly non uniform backlight.

    just my experience, maybe you just get bad luck like I did with other issues
     
  11. Thermonuclear macrumors 6502

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    I have a new 21.5 inch 3.2 GHz iMac. The display is perfect in every way. I am not surprised, as the display of every iMac in the Apple Store was also perfect. And my color vision is damned good, I assure you.

    Maybe some of you guys need to get your eyes checked.
     
  12. byron_hinson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea everyone with problems are blind deaf and dumb
     
  13. peterwillem macrumors newbie

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    I have a new iMac 27" i7 that came with a 1TB WD hdd. Does not make a lot of noise, only a slight humming which you can hardly hear.
    No lost pixel and yellow glow problems .
    So maybe I was lucky, bought it on line at the Apple Store in the Netherlands.

    peterwillem:)
     
  14. b00st3d macrumors member

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    just purchased my first imac a week ago. so far no yellow screen and no buzzing. i guess i got lucky as mine also has a WD hd in it and not the noisy seagate that i have been reading about.
     
  15. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    Then it's not a defect, it's a feature :D.
     
  16. Btom macrumors 6502a

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    Or heads....

    Tom B.
     
  17. Irishman macrumors 68030

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    And yet you keep spending more to buy them.

    Why?
     
  18. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    ^^^This. Anyone who has returned their iMac 4 or 5 times for noises the machine makes that are common to the entire product line is just a weirdo. Dude, after the 3rd return, if your not satisfied go get a Dell all-in-one. I'm sure those have no problems and are awesome in every way :pLOL;)

    As with the iPhone 4, if you don't like it, return it! 98% of all Apple owners love their products - Just look at the numbers...
     
  19. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience, the biggest problem during the past few months was dirt and scratches on their products. Out of say 10 different products, all of them had scratches and dirt on them (new, right out of the box).
     
  20. byron_hinson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol the noise is a fault PSU in some cases - yeah just live with it...surely that person would be the fool? Especially when it goes wrong completely further down the line.
     
  21. byron_hinson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Returning mine for a refund - love iMac's when they work well, but can't spend another 2 weeks without a machine then get yet another with such a high chance of a fault for £1900....I guess some people are just happy with shoddy QC
     
  22. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    Maybe...or it's somebody firing up their new iMac and pressing their ear to the back to listen for any small noise that can be construed as abnormal (at least that's how I picture it).

    If I start turning over rocks in a desert, I may find snakes and scorpions. Maybe it's wise to not try and turn over every rock looking for trouble and just enjoy your stroll in the sun;)

    I've owned 2 MacBooks, this iMac, and 3 iPhones over the past 4 years and never once had a problem with any of them. If you go by MR Forums and this thread, you'd think Apple is just pumping loads and loads of faulty junk off their assembly line. Not true.
     
  23. byron_hinson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's almost as stupid as saying because there are no wars in your country wars do not exist. You actually think people enjoy finding faults with hardware they pay a lot of good money for?

    Oh and not that you'll believe it, but it turned out it was a faulty PSU - a fault that if you search you will find has been the case for a number of people. Replacing the PSU fixes the buzzing issue, you know - the one you don't think actually exists....I never said it was common for most people, but quality control has hit a low when people return things 4/5 times before getting a decent machine.
     
  24. archipellago macrumors 65816

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    fair point but in mitigation, the only recent products were the iPhones and the iPad.

    The iPhones were work supplied (luckily I have a berry now) and the ipad I bought for the wife.

    lovely hardware, awful software.
     
  25. cs4160 macrumors member

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    knock on wood, or aluminum enclosure, i seem to have a error free imac.
    -i7 with 2tb drive shipped to California

    although its only been 6 days, but everything seems to work fine..no weird noises, no dead pixels, no yellow tint

    great product, not perfect, but happy with my purchase...sorry to those that are having problems
     

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