This is really starting to annoy me...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Hellhammer, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Got my new iMac on 12th and after 2 days of use I discovered a stuck pixel. Tried to fix it but it didn't help. Called to Apple and got it replaced. It came yesterday and 2 hours after, 1 dead and 3 stuck pixels!!! This isn't acceptable anymore. I'm asking what should I do. New replacement takes another week to come. The quality sucks. It took 2 years for me to get money for this thing and only thing that I've got from it is headache and problems.

    What you guys suggest me to do. Does refurbs have these kinda problems? I'm really mad now...
     
  2. Zmmin3 macrumors regular

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    Dont even get me started about refurbs...my current opinion of them they are crap :rolleyes:
    I am currently on my 3rd exchanged refurb which is also being returned.
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    There's a difference between refurbished and new... most of the time you won't notice a difference, but sometimes you will.
     
  4. suburbia macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear about that. The quality of Apple's products and its quality control definitely is not like it was back in the early part of the decade.

    Definitely return the last one and be sure to bring attention to those dead pixels, otherwise they'll charge you a restocking fee. If you can purchase directly from an Apple store where you can ask to check for dead pixels, that would be highly recommended. And buying refurbished is also highly recommended, since the chances of dead pixels may be less because they've been (hopefully) double-checked.

    Good luck.
     
  5. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    Crappy deal, sorry to hear that.

    Maybe 3rd time is a charm?
     
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  7. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    What I meant is that, did previous gen models have stuck/dead pixel issues? I'll call Apple day after tomorrow and see what they can do about it. I want at least iPod or better Mac for free. If they don't, I'll go back to PC world and build me a Hackintosh.
     
  8. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on the severity of the stuck pixel, I would too. If it was just off to the side and not really bothering me I wouldn't mind. But if its stuck dead center of the screen and shines bright read on a black background, it would eat me alive. Infact, I had this problem on my old iMac, and because I knew it was there, it was 10 times worse.
     
  9. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    No restocking fee here in Finland and I paid for good quality but got worst.

    No restocking fee here fortunately.
     
  10. JNB macrumors 604

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    Um, buh bye.
     
  11. Zmmin3 macrumors regular

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    I am on my 3rd exchanged refurb currently and right now I am advising against buying one.
     
  12. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    At the risk of feeding the trolls...

    All LCD screens can have stuck pixels... this isn't something unique to Apple products. You think your computer is expensive now? Imagine how expensive it would be if Apple forced its suppliers to supply only panels with zero bad pixels.

    If it makes you upset, just return it. Don't think that demanding an iPod is going to solve the problem.
     
  13. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

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    I have a ton of dead pixels. Oh wait, thats just my wallpaper.
     

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    "It's full of stars!" - quote from 2001 a space oddessey, when entering the monolith.
     
  15. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I sure as hell would too. I dont care if their are scuffs and scratches on my aluminum, but if the screen (the link between user and hardware) is flawed, thats beyond acceptable to me.
     
  16. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    iPod thing was too much I admit that. Do you think that it's cheaper that customers sends 'em back and are not happy for what they get? I think it isn't. This isn't a rare problem anymore if you read some threads.
     
  17. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Yeah it isn't a rare problem. Some displays are going to have dead pixels again, not unique to Apple. If you have dead pixels, go and exchange/return, Apple will gladly replace it for you. When people post about dead pixels, they give the impression like "oh man, this is such a defect, Apple QA needs to get their s--- straight". I wouldn't say it's "normal" but it definitely isn't something to really complain about since this could happen.
     
  18. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    I know it can happen again and again, but how normal it is that you take it out of the box and it happens two times in a row. I accept 'em like a year after but not when I take it out of the ****ing box! Apple should do something for this problem
     
  19. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Apple doesn't manufacture the screens. ALL companies that make screens have lemons, period. You're just incredibly unlucky.
     
  20. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    That post made me kinda happy. The possibility that the 3rd one will have 'em is ridiculously small.
     
  21. bchreng macrumors 6502a

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    That's the sad truth. The only choice you have is to keep exchanging until you get one that doesn't have the dead/stuck pixels. I tried buying a PSP when it was first released and all the ones I had had 3-5 dead/stuck pixels on them. After going through 4 exchanges, I gave up and returned the darn thing for a refund.
     
  22. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Still keep in mind, there IS the possibility.
     
  23. Beerfloat macrumors regular

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    Have you considered a Mini with dual screens? Then when one happens to be faulty you at least have a usable computer while you wait for a replacement ;)

    Yeah I just loathe all in one computers
     
  24. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Agreed. I went through 3 MBP's before I landed one that was "perfect". Yeah we know Apple charges insane prices and they advertise that their products are above all but we're dealing with technology here where things are likely to go wrong. Sure once, it's by accident. Maybe you're ok with 2 but when you get three it gets ridiculous. You can't assume just because you dropped $2000 for a computer that nothing can go wrong. It's not like Apple is going to decline your exchange. So it's up to you, do you want to get another Apple computer or just get a refund and go back to a PC? Ultimately you will get a computer that meets your spec so bringing up money shouldn't be discussed.
     
  25. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    One question. Do I still have 14 days to return it or is it a warranty issue now? I'm giving one more chance to Apple. If they can't build working computers, I'll build a Hackintosh for me.
     

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