What To Test On A New iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by The Norseman, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. The Norseman macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2013
    I recently received a new 27" iMac. I would like opinions on what you guys would test on your new iMac? Are there certain programs you would run and some tests to put it through to make sure everything is working properly?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There's no need. Just use it as you normally would. If you encounter any problem, you've got warranty coverage for a year.
  3. DerekS macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    This is the best advice I've seen.

    Also, consider getting AppleCare before the 1 year runs out - it is cheap, and if a display or hard drive goes out it will have paid for itself.
  4. trustever macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2013
    There is not much that you have to do.. I would generally look that there are no cosmetic damage, dead pixels and that the ram is fully functional.
    Once done that there is not much else you need to do, sit and relax!
  5. HenryDJP macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2012
    United States

    @OP, do yourself a huge favor, please??? Do not come here looking for trouble because that is what you are on your way to doing. As GGJstudios said, just use it normally. MR will drive you crazy with worries and you'll quickly become picky over nothing to a point that may not get any sleep.
  6. luminouslight macrumors 6502


    Nov 29, 2012
    Orlando FL
    Do a few drop tests to check its endurance! ;)
  7. J. Rab macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2013
    i know we shouldnt be looking for abnormalities -- but we only get so much time before we can do a "clean" replacement/swap if defective -- my biggest concern were the screen issues (e.g. yellow tinting, dead pixels, bleeding, etc). I went to this site:


    I got lucky and no issues -- hopefully yours is the same -- good luck with your mac! :)

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