What are my chances?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Santabean2000, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2007
    Late last year I got a 24" Alu iMac (with Applecare)and it's going great, except... it does have a gradient issue with the screen.

    So my question is, after new iMacs are released, could I possibly send back the computer and try for a new one?

    Anybody have experience with such things?

    To be honest, at the moment the screen doesn't bother me too much, I'm just kinda bummed that a top computer has such a crappy fault. Also, I'm going to get into Photoshop more once I get an DSLR, so gradient - no thanks...


    2.8GHz C2E 4GB OWC RAM
  2. samrulestothema macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2008
    Hey i would also like to know the chances. im in NZ and just got my comp about 3/4 weeks ago.but it has gradient issue from top to bottom. not that i want a new model one, even if it was the same model, would they replace it?

  3. nl2134 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Sorry, not gonna happen.

    I had AppleCare on my iBook. It had a messed up LCD, the Hard Drive failed, among other things, and I wanted a Macbook, but they sent me my original iBook with just the hard drive changed.

    Doesn't hurt to ask.
  4. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    At best, if your screen has a severe gradient you might be able to get Apple to replace the panel under AppleCare. In no way, shape or form does AppleCare provide you with the option to have the machine you purchased exchanged with any model that comes out after it just because the defect becomes apparent after the new models are released.

    I had a defect on the LCD panel of my 24" iMac. It was like a small shadow line on the panel. I sent it to Apple and they replaced the LCD panel with another of the exact same model. That is the limit of their liability.

Share This Page