This forum has me worried about my 27" iMac...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by finnrose, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. finnrose macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2010
    I just ordered a 27" iMac on Tuesday. I came across this forum and now I am nervous that my $3000 investment is going to be a big pain in my booty. The thing I am concered most about is the yellowing issue. I am a professional photographer an monitor color is probably THE most important thing for me. The reason I chose Mac, other than the fact that I have had it with PCs, is that every time i opened my website the color was so beautiful and the most accurate that i had ever seen. My callibrated monitor for my PC doesn't come close. This yellow issue is a HUGE deal for me. I know i can send it back for repair, but I am booked solid starting in march and my PC laptop can barely run Photoshop and I can't run Photoshop and Lightroom at the same time.

    Did i make a mistake? A friend said I should have gone with the 21" but it is so much slower. I ended up getting the i7, 2TB harddrive, and 8G of RAM, which I could not have gotten in the 21". Please tell me i made the right decision.

    Also, I hear there are MAJOR shipping delays. How long does i usually take Apple to build and ship custom iMacs?

    Thanks ahead of time for helping a newbie in need!:eek:
  2. joeeey macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2009
    I had the same concerns, I received my week 6 27" QC iMac and it is trouble free. No Yellowish tinge, flickering, hard drive noise or loud buzzing. No worries! Enjoy!
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    People come to here to ask help for their problems so don't take all so seriously. There are thousands of flawless iMacs around so don't worry. If it's defective, just return it and remember that Apple is paying 15% (~300$) extra for defective iMac returns so buy as many as you can and return them all :p
  4. MasterDev macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    You also have to consider that most people that have issues, the first thing they will do is go online and complain. People who don't have issues, will have no need to go online.

    As you can see, most new members are the ones having issues.
  5. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    To the OP, honestly you're allowing yourself to feel that way. Don't blame the forum. You should know to take what you read on the internet with a grain of salt. Do yourself the favor and don't go matching problems read here with problems on your machine. Let your eyes and ears make decisions for you. Probably too late though.
  6. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2009
    I'd be worried too!!!

    Well, you should run tests as soon as the CPU arrives.

    We've had reports that week 6 machines have had the yellow tint problem as well.

    If you can hold off, I would cancel the order and wait until you hear some positive feedback. Tell Apple you're canceling due to the concerns of yellowing, flickering screens, buzzing sounds. Use your current machine for work. There seems to be a really good chance your machien will have problems. Do post a report though, if you decide to keep it.

    This Rev. A has some serious problems and worst of all, Apple has lied and deceived their customers as to whether the problem even exists and what is being done about it. Very insulting.

    Many people are waiting this new iMac out. Too many problems being reported. No one wants to end up with a defective machine and go through exchanging it as many as 6 times. That's a nightmare.

    To each his own.
  7. finnrose thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2010
    Thanks guys! I really really hope that it doesn't have any issues.

    I am honestly not blaming the forum, I just didn't know there were issues like this before I found it and it's caused a bit of anxiety. I think that is a reasonable response. I came here looking for advice and experiences about switching from PC to Mac. I wasn't seeking out problems.
  8. finnrose thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2010
    I want to, and wish I could wait out the problems, but my laptop can barely play YouTube videos anymore. I've ran tests, deleted software, and updated to Windows 7 but nothing seems to help. I have to restart it two ar three times a day. Any website that uses Flash is likely to make it freeze because it's too taxing on it. I ran a GeekBench test on it the other day and it got a 1138. That is LOW. It's on it's way out. My desktop died a year ago and I have no backup option if this decides to up and quit on me. I will have a bunch of POed clients if that happens.
  9. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Don't take this as me getting annoyed, because I'm not, but to YOU being a newbie, it's a reasonable response, to others it's the same song and dance. Many times a newbie comes to the forum and their first post is, "I was about to buy a Mac for the first time, but after reading all the complaints here........."

    I'm no psych, but your motives MAY have been to come here for advice, but be honest with yourself, you were looking to see if there were any problems with the iMac. It's human nature, especially when you are coming to a forum. Just enjoy it when you get it and don't make too many visits here unless you're looking for trouble, because you'll get it here. ;)
  10. finnrose thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2010
    Thanks. :)

    Love your signature by the way. Haha!
  11. JimKirk macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2009
    You have reason to be worried.

    My replacement, a week 6 has yellowing, backlight problems, and dead pixels for the win.

    My recommendations

    1) Buy a roll of shipping tape (so you can send it back).
    2) Find a convenient Fedex location by your house.
    3) Don't install anything on the machine until you are sure you want to keep it.
  12. finnrose thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 11, 2010

    How do the weeks work? If I ordered mine this week what would it be?
  13. TMRaven macrumors 68020


    Nov 5, 2009
  14. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
  15. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    Don't run any 'tests' on it or anything like that when it comes. Open it up and start using it as Apple intended you to.

    If you run into trouble then come here and see what's what :)

    <3 my i7!
  16. donster28 macrumors 65816

    Oct 5, 2006
    Great White North
    Great advice but you do realize "what you read on the internet" includes you? :D

    But kidding aside, great advice. :)
  17. IndustrialSpace macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2009
    This is good advice for.... Apple's sake. :rolleyes:

    Why would you tell him/her NOT to run the tests?

    If I were you, I'd run the tests. You may not realize there's a problem until its too late to request a full refund.
  18. nickdelvecchio macrumors regular


    Jan 25, 2010
    I just bought one

    i just bought the 27" i5 a week ago... so far ive had absolutely no problems... quick, speedy, no flickering, and no yellow.... I think (hope) they have fixed it...
  19. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    MacRumors can be hazardous to your health

    These forums can definitely be hazardous to your health! I bought the 21.5" iMac right when it came out, and I started getting scared from the reports of Flash trouble, yellow screens, etc. I would never have even thought that maybe there was a problem with my machine if it wasn't for these forums. I have purposely NOT run the yellow tint test in another thread for the very reason that I feel it may be a self fulfilling prophesy. I love my iMac and I can honestly say that for me, it is 100% perfect. Maybe it wouldn't meet others standards, but for me, there is absolutley nothing wrong with it. So basically, take all of these forums with a grain of salt and try not to let them get to you (it's a lot harder than it sounds, trust me).
  20. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Ha ha, good point though. :D
  21. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    If he doesn't realize he has a problem then he doesn't have a problem.

    To the OP: let your own eyes and ears be the judge and don't sweat it. You have every opportunity of receiving a problem-free machine that will serve you long and well, in spite of what the doomsayers (and I could make a list) in these forums preach.
  22. MMM.PWR macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2009
    well said.
  23. cerote macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2009
    I jumped in today and bought a new 27in i5. I saw the issues on here and other sites. As it has been probably already mentioned the ones with issues will post but the ones that don't have them will just breeze on by. So for every 1 person that has an issue there is probably many more that don't have an issue and live happy with thier new iMacs. Just remember that Apple now is giving people money back and then some if you have to return it 3 or more times; at least there is that safe net if you do have an issue.
  24. mac-ho macrumors member

    I have had my i5 since Nov 09. It is working peachy. I also purchased Apple Care in case it starts working Lemony (Sorry) I probably would wait on buying a Toyota though. :apple: :apple: :apple:
  25. Choctaw macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2008
    Do research 1st.................

    It would seem to me instead of buying 1st then looking all over the web to see what the forums say about a would be better off to research 1st then buy in relation to what you think people are telling you about the new iMac's.

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