+ Reply
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.


Thread: Problems Force Apple To Delay 27-inch iMac Orders

is a discussion within the

Mac News

forums, a part of the

General Apple/Mac

section;
In recent weeks, many Mac users who ordered their new machine online revealed a variety of problems following delivery. Issues ranged from cracked glass and flickering displays to noisy components
...
  1. #1
    MMi Staff Writer Michael Essany's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Valparaiso, Indiana
    Posts
    3,741
    Thanks
    17
    Thanked 1,479 Times in 565 Posts

    Default Problems Force Apple To Delay 27-inch iMac Orders


    In recent weeks, many Mac users who ordered their new machine online revealed a variety of problems following delivery. Issues ranged from cracked glass and flickering displays to noisy components and drive failures.

    Earlier this month on ModMyi, I covered the launch of a new website from a Nova Scotia web designer who was aiming to gauge just how commonplace reported problems with the new 27-inch iMac really are. imac.squeaked.com, however, was viewed by many as a joke and an unnecessary website to track such "minimal" problems.

    Apparently, the problems are no longer minimal. As a result, Apple is immediately halting shipping of the new 27-inch iMacs until it can sift through and repair the many problems that seem to be growing by leaps and bounds. For now, it appears that all shipments will be pushed back at least two weeks.

    According to ComputerWorld:

    A thread on Apple's support forum dedicated to the flickering screen problem boasts nearly 1,200 separate messages and has a view count of over 173,000, making it easily the most-read of those on the iMac forum.
    Of the known, legitimate issues reported, the greatest concern to Apple appears to lie in the graphics cards. And it now seems that repairing problems associated with the graphics cards will be priority #1 for Cupertino. It will also be a blast from the past for Apple, which has had no shortage of problems with graphics cards in the past.

    If the problem is, in fact, traced back to the ATI graphics cards, it won't be the first time that AMD's hardware has been blamed for iMac troubles. More than two years ago, Apple began investigating screen lockup problems with the then-new iMac line that sported ATI graphics cards. Several weeks later, Apple issued a firmware update that seemed to solve the problem for most users.
    For now on the Apple website, shipping status on its online store for both 27-innch iMac models has been changed from "Ships 7-10 days" to "Ships: 2 weeks."

    Image via Apple

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Michael Essany For This Useful Post:

    l3olsa (12-13-2009)

  3. #2
    My iPhone is a Part of Me luvmytj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    669
    Thanks
    32
    Thanked 67 Times in 53 Posts

    I just bought a 21'" iMac that Apple took back for studies because it had the flickering screen which would eventually lock up. I had the same problem with 2 of my other, older iMacs that were fixed under warranty, then both failed again for the same reason again out of warranty. So three out of three iMacs failed me. My MacBook Pro & Tower have no issues. Never again will I buy an iMac!

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to luvmytj For This Useful Post:

    l3olsa (12-13-2009)

  5. #3
    What's Jailbreak?
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    2end to rely

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
    I just bought a 21'" iMac that Apple took back for studies because it had the flickering screen which would eventually lock up. I had the same problem with 2 of my other, older iMacs that were fixed under warranty, then both failed again for the same reason again out of warranty. So three out of three iMacs failed me. My MacBook Pro & Tower have no issues. Never again will I buy an iMac!
    yyeahs...
    Last edited by l3olsa; 12-13-2009 at 12:30 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

  6. #4
    iPhoneaholic romeo_herman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    312
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 43 Times in 16 Posts

    Ooohh.....poor iMac......

  7. #5
    My iPhone is a Part of Me
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    812
    Thanks
    72
    Thanked 147 Times in 90 Posts

    I sure wish I could afford one of those 27 inch iMacs, problems or not. Damn are they sexy beasts. But then I'd have to buy a bigger desk!

  8. #6
    iPhone? More like MyPhone ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    southern california
    Posts
    248
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 42 Times in 22 Posts

    yes! finally they have acknowledged our problems with the imac. that was actually pretty fast, but im glad i can get it repaired now.
    -[r]
    if you can, please [thank] me if i helped you or you liked what i said! :]

  9. #7
    Green Apple Devilish4eveR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Aruba baby :D
    Posts
    81
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts

    I am sooooo glad I didn't buy the 27" iMac right away. Instead I waited to see the feedback of users since this is a "new" product (in the sense of screen size etc).

    Sucks that others that didn't wait have to go through all of this. Hope Apple can fix this quick and I can read about "happy" iMac buyers so I can go ahead and buy my own. Can't wait to buy one... Soooo freaking sexy...
    Don't live by other people's rules... Live by your OWN!!!
    Why settle for less if you can have sooo much more!!!

  10. #8
    My iPhone is a Part of Me hollow0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    671
    Thanks
    49
    Thanked 49 Times in 39 Posts

    Hopefully for those that have an issue will get theirs fixed quickly. It would suck to have it delayed during the holiday season. But I'm really glad these Macs don't come with ATI graphic cards!

  11. #9
    Green Apple Devilish4eveR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Aruba baby :D
    Posts
    81
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hollow0 View Post
    Hopefully for those that have an issue will get theirs fixed quickly. It would suck to have it delayed during the holiday season. But I'm really glad these Macs don't come with ATI graphic cards!
    Well, as a matter of fact they ALL come with an ATI Graphics card as standard. It's either ATI Radeon HD 4670 for the 27" Dual Core, or ATI Radeon HD 4850 for the 27" Core i5 and i7.
    Don't live by other people's rules... Live by your OWN!!!
    Why settle for less if you can have sooo much more!!!

  12. #10
    Livin the iPhone Life rhekt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    1,294
    Thanks
    43
    Thanked 65 Times in 53 Posts

    i am so glad i havnt ordered one of these.well yet/let them sift through all the issues
    killall Terminal[]

  13. #11
    Super Sweet Moderator thetoothfairy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    In Michigan And Florida
    Posts
    6,532
    Thanks
    3,595
    Thanked 1,003 Times in 565 Posts

    A friend of mine just bought a 27 inch and has had no problems yet with it. Matter of fact I have it here right now with me. Its a real nice computer! Might sell my 24 inch to buy the 27 inch!

    "Always remember your special and unique!"

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts