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Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 12:49:35 AM   
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G'day all
My daughter has a 17" IMac tried to turn it one day and nothing happened appears to be a power problem. I have 2 issues, unlike a PC I can't pull it apart ( wouldn't know where to start) to check some basic fault finding, and Mac dealers want to charge 60 to 70 bucks just to see what's wrong with it, not like my PC dealer who's happy to have a free look. Any Mac operators out there who have had this problem or is there anyone who can tell me how to open the case.
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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 2:28:57 AM   
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Dont they come with warrenty or any support?

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 2:33:40 AM   
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Apple has some troubleshooting instructions online.
Check this out first before calling "paid professionals".
http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1367

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 2:37:45 AM   
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Buy a PC!

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 3:16:59 AM   
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I do my got this from school second hand about 3 years old and out of warranty

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 4:06:46 AM   
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There are Australian Apple forums on the net.
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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 6:41:36 AM   
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Thanks mate, I will search for them
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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 1:55:14 PM   
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quote:

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Buy a PC!


That was gonna be my suggestion.

Another customer strangled by Apple's heavy-handed chokehold.

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 3:26:45 PM   
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It could be a simple thing, maybe the powerswitch is broken. Well that's what I would first check, first if the thing is plugged in *anyways* and then if the powerswitch is the problem.

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 4:09:34 PM   
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That's what I'm a thinking, but the IMac are like a PC can't figure out how to pull the case apart, if case is the right description more like a frame. I figure the screws at the bottom of the frame need to be undone first then the frame might come apart, however the screws are pilfer proof. I'm a buying the kid a laptop, but I loved to find out how these things tick

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 4:34:54 PM   
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Google ur Model # and an on screen manual should show up, most have take down instructions. Mine all do. Good luck

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 8:09:39 PM   
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Hang on a sec, an Imac ain't that the one that still has a CRT tube (Cathode Ray Tube, the large fishbowl things). Be careful with these things as you open them; extreme electric hazard! Electric currents are still a danger long after being turned off. The same holds true for the old telly tubes, they can be quite dangerous when opened by a non-professional.

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 9:28:00 PM   
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Ron, being an Apple I'd take it to an Apple store, book a session with a Genius and let them take it out the back for 30 minutes. They should be able to find a fix.

These Apple guys are good

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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/24/2011 11:36:44 PM   
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On the way to work this morning, walked down York street and found this long que of 20 somethings. They had obviously spent the night there.

I presumed they were waiting to see some rock star.

I followed the que which turned right into King Street and then right again into George

There were security guards at each turn to ensure no trouble.

The que finished in front of the Apple store.

The iPad 2 is here!



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RE: Some I Mac help - 3/25/2011 1:07:42 AM   
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Joe,trust me I won't! I have no loyalty to Mac. Adam I have no intention of spending any money on this machine, I have already convinced my daughter that PC or in her case a laptop is the way to go, She is looking at a Toshiba. With the Mac all I want to know is why it's not working, if it was a PC I could pull it apart and find out myself. I don't particularly care if I wreck this machine, but in the words of a Dirty Harry victim "I just gotta to know!"

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