Week 52 units

Discussion in 'iMac' started by InsertName, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. InsertName macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Is anyone in possession of a week 52 unit yet? If so, what's your verdict? Reviews would be nice. :)
  2. knewsom macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2005
    mine will be here on monday, if the blizzard don't get it first. ;) I'll be posting the what the dealeo is.
  3. SwiftLives macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    Have there been any reports of iMacs within the past two weeks without the color variation or flickering issues?
  4. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

    Apr 26, 2008
    I just received a replacement 21.5" iMac, week 51, and has not such problems as far as I can tell. Week 49 (the other one), had a yellow tinge near the bottom.
  5. msw123307 macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2007
    I'd be interested to hear if any of the newer units still have problems with the HD's being noisy. I know my i5 - 1 tb Seagate model (replacement on the way) was a model that many had problems with..
  6. pawtracks macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    My week 51 27" is perfect (W89517H) (i7/1TB/8GB)
    -The new video card firmware was already pre-installed (113-B9110C-425)
    -No cracks
    -No dead pixels
    -No yellow tint or flickering
    -Quiet hard drive (WD1001FALS) 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black

    Ordered (12/3) - prepared for shipment Sunday (12/20) - delivered by FedEx (12/23)

    Getting a perfect one - worth the wait!
  7. King Charles macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2007
    Had my i7, 8gb, 1TB, week 50 unit up and running for a few days now. Delivery to UK was December 22, well ahead of the original January 8 estimate.

    I am pleased to say that there is no discolouration, no flickering and all pixels are alive! This is the quietest Mac I've ever owned - fans and hard drive are almost inaudible - boy, am I relieved after reading some members' experiences.

    The machine oozes quality. This is simply the nicest thing I've ever owned. Sublime.
  8. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
  9. Yakuza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Lisbon, Portugal
    ohhh yeahh!

    i'm lovin' it :D

    just getting better and better :p
  10. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
    There are far fewer being reported with problems on the iMac issues site. I'm pretty optimistic that Apple has figured out and solved the manufacturing issues and shipping issues.

  11. Yakuza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Lisbon, Portugal
    i think so too.

    Anyways, on the 1rst of january gonna go for a i5 :D

    I'm near a stroke with all this suspense and waiting lolol
  12. MrT-Man macrumors regular

    Jan 22, 2008
    I'm waiting for more data to come in... 3 out of the 14 week-52 macs on that site still had screen issues that weren't fixed by the firmware. It's for sure a better ratio than prior weeks, but still not a great % in absolute terms.
  13. GadgetAddicted macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    SO the new ones being shipped will automatically be Week 52+?? I have a replacement ordered because my last 27" i7 was DOA. Will I be guaranteed to have a Week 52+ replacement if it tells me that the shipping date is Jan 6 and expected to be delivered on Jan 11th?

    Also...are ALL newer iMacs coming with the WD 1TB Black Caviar???
  14. djcorrosive macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2009
    Brisbane, Australia
    Is mine a week 73one? W5773xxxx ?

    Mine shouldn't have problems since it's being delivered first week of Jan?
  15. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    I have a Week 51 27' i5 that has been working great for 2 days now... no flickering, yellow tinge, or any other aforementioned problems. I've seen some other Week 51 units that seem to be problem-free, so perhaps all new units now will be fixed?
  16. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    The week 50 units seemed better too at first.
  17. djcorrosive macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2009
    Brisbane, Australia
    Isn't mine a week 73model? W5773xxxx?

    Mine was ordered thru apple online store December 10 or there abouts was promised before Christmas, but then the 2week thing Happen.
    Mine should be arriving fine with no issues?

    Also since u got yours before the 8th I should get mine before the 11th Jan then? Cause it ships 5th Jan apparently but there is still a chance it can come this week coming right?

    Please reply.
  18. crut macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2009
    The WXXXXXXXX that the people are chatting about is the serial of the computer - not your W order number.
  19. djcorrosive macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2009
    Brisbane, Australia
    Doesn't thE number I stated indicate the week? And whEn I call apple they ask me for a web order number which is that one w5773xxxx
  20. Pointbreakd macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2006
    Had a week 50, yellow tinge on the bottom. Exchanged for a week 46, exactly the same.

    Going back today to exchange it again. They wouldn't let me boot up the week 46 in the store, what a hassle. This time I called ahead and they are going to let me try em til I get a good one.
  21. andothfc macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    No, that number has nothing to do with the week. That is the order number. Only the serial number tells you the week. Two completely different things.
  22. GadgetAddicted macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2009
    Which part of the serial number can I use to tell what week my iMac was made?
  23. spcdust macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    London, UK
    If your serial number was W**50******, then that would be a week 50 machine. Serial number is usually detailed on the invoice of your iMac purchase and also in the "About This Mac" on the top left drop down menu (once you've selected this menu option just click on the "More Info" Box).
  24. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Yeah you wait until the item ships, and then go to "print invoices," from Apple Store online order status.

    The actual invoice will show the serial number.
  25. adz217 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2009
    I received my wk 53 imac i5 a little over a week ago;

    I've experienced no screen flickering, there is the slightest yellow tinge across the bottom 1/8th of the screen however it is no where near noticeable and It took me some time to even decide that it was a yellow tinge after running the grey bars test, the hard drive is very subtle however there is a but. . . . the bottom right hand corner of the screen has very noticeable uneven backlighting. It is very prominent on a black screen i.e. front row. It's going back on the 30th and i should receive my replacement machine by the 11th! Very disappointing, it was an otherwise perfect machine!!

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