Well that only lasted 24 hours...

Flyinace2000

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My 24" iMac is dead.

Called Apple care ebcause i was having 2 issues. Stuck pixels and the computer buzzed when the brightness was not at 100%. But for some reason during the call the machine decided to stop working all together. It just blinks at me. So its going back and they are sending me a new one. Sucks because i just got everything set up. iTunes was downloading podcasts and windows was installed with games ready to go. So sad. :-(
 

Pressure

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Better now than in 15 days and outside the 14 day return period but yeah, it sucks. Sorry to hear about your troubles.
 

generik

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The Blinking LED of Death seems to be quite common among iMacs, I found a Youtube video with quite a few affected.
 

Flyinace2000

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generik said:
The Blinking LED of Death seems to be quite common among iMacs, I found a Youtube video with quite a few affected.
At first i thought it was just poorly seated ram, but after to re-seating it still happened. O well. Time to go drop off this beast at FedEx and go back to hitting th refresh button at fedex.com every 5 minutes until the new one gets here.

YAY FOR BEING AN EARLY ADOPTER!!!
 

mrgreen4242

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Pressure said:
Better now than in 15 days and outside the 14 day return period but yeah, it sucks. Sorry to hear about your troubles.
If the machine is BAD you have the entire first year to get it repaired/replaced. The 14 day return period is simply the window in which you can return it for a refund for any reason (minus a restocking fee, and as long as it's not a CTO).
 

n-abounds

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Hey, I just got my 17" iMac, and one of the pixels is dead. I wouldn't usually mind, but it's in a place where it shows if I'm playing any movie. It's bright green, so it can get quite infuriating.

Anyways, some Q's...

1. Will the fact that I have one dead pixel make it more likely that I will have others?
2. Will Apple repair this for free?
2. When should I get it repaired? I really want to be able to keep it for a while, since I'm at school right now and it would be a major inconvenience to ship/bring it anywhere. I have Applecare on it.
 

Flyinace2000

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n-abounds said:
Hey, I just got my 17" iMac, and one of the pixels is dead. I wouldn't usually mind, but it's in a place where it shows if I'm playing any movie. It's bright green, so it can get quite infuriating.

Anyways, some Q's...

1. Will the fact that I have one dead pixel make it more likely that I will have others?
2. Will Apple repair this for free?
2. When should I get it repaired? I really want to be able to keep it for a while, since I'm at school right now and it would be a major inconvenience to ship/bring it anywhere. I have Applecare on it.
Yesterday before the whole machine died the tech said i would have to bring it to a store to get it fixed. Stuck pixels are a sticky subject (oh snap!) since a certain amount of them are "Acceptable". But its a case by case basis. My Tv has one stuck on blue but i only see it if i get 5 inches from the screen. My iMac had 4! and they were annoying.
 

mrgreen4242

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n-abounds said:
Hey, I just got my 17" iMac, and one of the pixels is dead. I wouldn't usually mind, but it's in a place where it shows if I'm playing any movie. It's bright green, so it can get quite infuriating.

Anyways, some Q's...

1. Will the fact that I have one dead pixel make it more likely that I will have others?
2. Will Apple repair this for free?
2. When should I get it repaired? I really want to be able to keep it for a while, since I'm at school right now and it would be a major inconvenience to ship/bring it anywhere. I have Applecare on it.
Well, usually one or two or even more isn't considered a bad panel, but if it's right in the middle or something like that you should, as suggested, bring it into an Apple store and they might replace it for you.
 

speakerwizard

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sad to hear about ya problems, im currently awaiting my 24 incher (due to upgrades) and i must admit its my first mac purchase (out of 5) that im worried about as its my just to intel and ive heard soooo much bad news :s fingers crossed
 

fall3n

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Aug 17, 2006
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bummer man, just a bad apple off the tree :( (yes, pun in tended) I honestly feared the same with mine, but fortunately didn't have to suffer. I feel for you man, what a tease.
 

thechris69

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generik said:
The Blinking LED of Death seems to be quite common among iMacs, I found a Youtube video with quite a few affected.
Can you post a link of this please???


Question: I heard stories of people who have had stuck pixels on the PSP screens, and they did some sort of screensaver that blinked a lot of colours and the pixels "came back to life" do they have these screensavers and do they work???

Another Question: This might be a stupid question, but is it possible to make a flat panel display without pixels?
 

Flyinace2000

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thechris69 said:
Can you post a link of this please???


Question: I heard stories of people who have had stuck pixels on the PSP screens, and they did some sort of screensaver that blinked a lot of colours and the pixels "came back to life" do they have these screensavers and do they work???

Another Question: This might be a stupid question, but is it possible to make a flat panel display without pixels?
There is a video that flashes green blue red over and over again. I ran that for 12 hours and it didn't help.

Pixels: Everything you see on a computer is made of pixels. LCD's get their resolution for pixels. go read up over at wikipedia.
 

fitinferno

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thechris69 said:
Can you post a link of this please???


Question: I heard stories of people who have had stuck pixels on the PSP screens, and they did some sort of screensaver that blinked a lot of colours and the pixels "came back to life" do they have these screensavers and do they work???

Another Question: This might be a stupid question, but is it possible to make a flat panel display without pixels?
Lol, I totally wanted to see the video as well. All I found was this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVPWOzC6WM

I second the idea of a link the the vid referenced.
 

iMeowbot

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thechris69 said:
Another Question: This might be a stupid question, but is it possible to make a flat panel display without pixels?
Not with an LCD or LED. The flattish CRTs could certainly do that, but historically vector displays tended to be limited to fairly simple figures.
 

gloss

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Flyinace2000 said:
There is a video that flashes green blue red over and over again. I ran that for 12 hours and it didn't help.

Pixels: Everything you see on a computer is made of pixels. LCD's get their resolution for pixels. go read up over at wikipedia.
I'm pretty sure LCoS screens don't have 'pixels' per se. There's a defined resolution, but if you get really close to the screen you just see little blobs of color. No screen door effect.

And OP, I'm sorry for your loss. Good luck on the new machine.
 

iMeowbot

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gloss said:
I'm pretty sure LCoS screens don't have 'pixels' per se. There's a defined resolution, but if you get really close to the screen you just see little blobs of color. No screen door effect.
Yeah, there is a grid of pixels, it's just that the borders are hidden by a combination of the close spacing and the reflection.
 

orangezorki

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Every dot of colour on a computer screen is a pixel. Any digital image is composed of pixels. Pixels are here to stay!

David
 

Flyinace2000

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Old one whipped back last friday and the new one just left China this morning. Its bening shipped via 2 day fedex. Please, please, please get here on friday.
 

beatsme

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thechris69 said:
Another Question: This might be a stupid question, but is it possible to make a flat panel display without pixels?
OLED seems like a world-beater, but I felt the same way about X3 technology for digital cameras, and thus far not much has happened.

Neat ideas though...
 

Flyinace2000

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If it shipped today at 2:40pm from Shanghai (or sometime before 7am our Eastern time). It is being shipped via FedEx Express 2 day, will i get it on friday or monday?
 

xfiftyfour

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n-abounds said:
Hey, I just got my 17" iMac, and one of the pixels is dead. I wouldn't usually mind, but it's in a place where it shows if I'm playing any movie. It's bright green, so it can get quite infuriating.

Anyways, some Q's...

1. Will the fact that I have one dead pixel make it more likely that I will have others?
2. Will Apple repair this for free?
2. When should I get it repaired? I really want to be able to keep it for a while, since I'm at school right now and it would be a major inconvenience to ship/bring it anywhere. I have Applecare on it.
if the pixel is perpetually one color, then it's not dead, it's stuck. in the case that apple refuses to fix it for you, try massaging it out - i've revived many a stuck pixel!