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  • Many Core i7 Macs Dead on Arrival


    Reports are coming in that some of new iMacs with Core i7 Intel processors recently shipped from Shanghai are getting to their owners damaged or not booting at all.

    There is already a long thread on the Apple support forum with a number of users describing he problems with their newly-arrived Macs. Many of them note cracked screens, with one reportedly showing a footprint on the surface. Some, more disturbingly, simply do not boot at all, such as the unit ordered by Engadget for review.

    Numerous customers said the box containing their new system arrived in apparently undamaged condition, but that after they removed the packaging, they discovered that the computer had been damaged, most commonly the bottom left corner of the 27" IPS LCD display. Observers are speculating that the packaging used for the new large screen is insufficient to protect the computer that has to be shipped FedEx from China.

    Gizmodo notes that Apple has been “extremely responsive” about the problem, and Apple is reportedly offering replacement iMacs for affected customers. However, this may involve a shipping time of two weeks, as Core i7 is an upgrade option not normally sold at retail.

    image via zdnet.com.au
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Many Core i7 Macs Dead on Arrival started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Quote Originally Posted by adrian1480 View Post
      shipped with a footprint.

      I lol'd.
      I concur.
    1. jayson9's Avatar
      jayson9 -
      The foot-print thing does not sound like any shipping problem to me.... more like a vendor/supplier issue, which is Apple's problem! That also goes for container and shipper selection as well. Especially considering that Apple's computers are typically more expensive than "PC's".

      So maybe these so called "trolls" have a point.... no matter what forum they are on.
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      Just because you don't like what they say, and what they say has a certain stark shock value, doesn't make them trolls. Real trolls always come back and add fuel to the flame they try to start. If you don't feed real trolls, they'll eventually die out.
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      Maybe now apple owners will realize that just because apple sends you a shiny polished turd, it is still just a piece of ****.
      yay another apple hater! ^^ he's so smart! he's so cheap he can't even purchase the real windows 7 he has RC. lol. Please tell us why their products are peices of ****. i'd really like to know from a biased and ignorant person such as yourself.