Week 52 units

InsertName

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

knewsom

macrumors 6502a
Jun 9, 2005
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mine will be here on monday, if the blizzard don't get it first. ;) I'll be posting the what the dealeo is.
 

AlaskaMoose

macrumors 68000
Apr 26, 2008
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Alaska
Have there been any reports of iMacs within the past two weeks without the color variation or flickering issues?
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.
 

msw123307

macrumors 6502
Mar 25, 2007
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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..
 

pawtracks

macrumors regular
Dec 11, 2009
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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!
 

King Charles

macrumors newbie
Aug 31, 2007
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London
Have there been any reports of iMacs within the past two weeks without the color variation or flickering issues?
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.
 

MrT-Man

macrumors regular
Jan 22, 2008
113
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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.
 

GadgetAddicted

macrumors regular
Jun 11, 2009
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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???
 

Travisimo

macrumors 6502a
Dec 22, 2009
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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?
 

lexvo

macrumors 65816
Nov 11, 2009
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The Netherlands
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.
+1
The week 50 units seemed better too at first.
 

djcorrosive

macrumors regular
Feb 22, 2009
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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.
 

crut

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

Pointbreakd

macrumors regular
Apr 9, 2006
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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.
 

andothfc

macrumors regular
Jul 11, 2008
209
10
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.
 

spcdust

macrumors 6502a
May 6, 2008
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London, UK
Which part of the serial number can I use to tell what week my iMac was made?
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).
 

adz217

macrumors newbie
Dec 16, 2009
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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!!