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iMAC just died ... repair or replace?

 
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albireo13
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: iMAC just died ... repair or replace? Reply with quote

Our iMac just died ... 17" screen, G5(?) bought in 2005. Got 4.5 years otuof it. I'll talk to Apple about repair options. I had bought AppleCare plan but that expired over a year ago .. bummer!
This is for my wife and I .... web surfing, documents, streaming iTunes ... no heavy duty performance demands.

Anyway, I can go 3 ways here ...

1. get it repaired ... may be the cheapest but will take awhile .. not sure.
2. replace with new iMac - chance to upgrade!! 27" screen???? Very Happy
wife may not approve thouugh.
3. replace with new Mini and separate display - may be more flexible in system configuration. I can get a modest sized display today and up grade to larger down the road, if I wish.

Which would folks pick? Any performance reasons why I should get a iMAC over a Mini?

Thx,
Rob
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a mini, nice and cheap 24" display (IF you need it, otherwise you'll be fine with a 22" one).

OR!

Buy a decent used iMac, something like 21.5" from eBay.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With all the recent issues with the imac i would purchase a mac mini and get applecare as well it will be cheaper in the long run..
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's wrong with the iMac, if you don't mind me asking?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

new 21 and 27 inch imacs had a screen flicker issue



see links

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2218213&tstart=0


http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2330035&tstart=0&start=180


http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2321490&tstart=0

I just ordered the 27inch I am hoping the issue is fixed. Mine arrives the 23rd of feb
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