Week 05 27 inch I7 I Mac

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  1. bikejack macrumors newbie

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    Received my replacement I-Mac today. I upgraded from dual core to quad core. I sent back my dual core for a noisy hard drive. The replacement hard drive is very quiet. Screen shows no evidence of yellow tinge. HD is a 1tb Seagate so there are quiet ones.

    Glad I spent the extra bucks for the quad core upgrade for I notice a substantial improvement in performance.
     
  2. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is a week4, and as a 1TB Seagate hd, everything is quitem no tinge, nothing, all perfect...all, except the cricket on the top of the iMac lol or mostly known as, buzzing sound.
     
  3. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    same here, just arrived, but will wait to acclimate as outside are -5°c ..
     
  4. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    you also have the "cricket"??
     
  5. Henri Gaudier macrumors 6502a

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    What is "the cricket" sound please and how intrusive/annoying is it?
     
  6. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    well, it's quite annoying actually. for me it is

    you can make the test, dim all the way down the brightness and see if you can hear some high pitch noise (better be all quite around you), and then on the top left corner of the iMac if you hear something like a electrical kind of sound, like a buzzing sound you have the "cricket", as far as i now from the threads on this forum, it's a problem of the power supply or a bad inverter.
     
  7. Henri Gaudier macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks Yakuza. I haven't got one; I asked as I haven't entirely given up on Macs yet for my next music studio computer and the quad iMac is very powerful (only one firewire port is the biggest downfall) and so is in the mix as a potential purchase.* I hadn't heard of the cricket before and so it seems the new iMacs can be an absolute disaster what with the cracked screens, flicker and yellowing. If you do have the cricket is it sufficient to get a replacement immediately or do Apple fight you on it?

    *I can buy a PC Digital Audio Workstation with the same spec as a Mac Pro for almost half the price. Made by a specialist company too!
     
  8. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    They better not fight it lolol, they wont, it is the 14day return period and besides the buzz sound i got the yellow tinge...so. They have no reason to fight against lol
     
  9. Henri Gaudier macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing is beyond Apple! I asked as they make no guarantee that your machine will be no louder than X dB and so they have "wriggle room." Like with dead pixels. Some are permissible apparently.

    Regardless of the studio situation, I too can't stand "noise." For the prices they charge none of this should be happening.
     
  10. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

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    i started my replacement week05 i7 this evening: buzzing like hell, display yellow tint.
     
  11. Yakuza macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, what the hell is going on now!!

    Don't tell me in order to get the problem fixed, now we have buzzing iMac's!!

    C'mon Apple, is this for real?!?!

    As far i can tell, there are about 3/4 people with recent iMac's with the buzz sound.
     
  12. spcdust macrumors 6502a

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    The Lord Giveth and the Lord Taketh Away:rolleyes:
     

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