Phew that place is always packed<br><br>I brought in my iMac 24 , the HD failed and its not even a year old . First they told me with their back log it will be 5 to 7 days before they could get to it and the part was in stock <-- not acceptable -- I then said okay reserve a spot for me 5 days from now I'll bring it back in say next Friday , meanwhile I'll used the external boot drive . Apple said well if you being it back in next friday there still might be a back log , they don't take repair reservations its a "pecking order" first come fist serve, so to speak <-- Shiit I cannot be without the iMac that long<br><br>Apple then said if I buy the Apple PRO Care 99 bucks , that will bump me to the top of the list and the iMac will be fix today and ready for pick up tomorrow <--- now I felt like a cornered rat --> so I bought the dang Pro Care which is nothing more then like those airlines Gold Membership cards<br><br>Some observations;<br><br>Tons of people with iPhone issues , 25% were there to pick up the replacement wall plug . 50% was there because they did NOT know to reset the iPhone when an app crashed it [oh boy] the other 25% was there because the iPhone would not charge at all <-- whats up with that one ? Apple just gives them a brand new phone but the PC types did not know if their contacts were sync to their PCs or not , which presented another problem.<br><br>Hot Mac Babes everywhere<br><br>Why the back log ? ? is Apple having a run on bad HDs<br><br>Some questions maybe you can help<br>Now I am on a G4 Mac Mini , which btw went in to Apple for a HD replacement a few weeks ago ! ! !<br><br>1 - Mini came back with Tiger so I wanted to get software update , what I get is - user name Apple and password _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ? ? anyone would know what Apple would use ? I tried Apple , my name yada yada -- is there a way to change this ? or I need to call the geek bastard , I expected a whole new set up process<br><br>2 - Is it possible to use the external Lacie HD which has the iMac boot back up , through the G4 Mini ?<br><br>
Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Software Update (the one accessed via the Apple Menu) shouldn't be asking you anything about your Apple account. What did you want to update?<br><br>The iMac (Intel) version of the OS probably will not boot the G4 Mini.<br><br>You should learn how to change your own hard drives. It isn't brain surgery. <br><br>
Right not as easy as I thought it would be - kinda thought I could go for a few beers and lunch and come back to pick it up - nada<br><br>The Apple guy said that taking the LCD off and placing it back is a real pain in the neck and the drive is behind other stuff that needs to be removed as well . Oh well Apple used to be user friendly in owner swappable parts , I guess no more<br><br>
Loc: Central Calif.
Not all of them, mine is one you have to peel the foil and such.( 2.1 G5) I'm glad i did though you'd be surprized how fast you can fill up a 1tb drive with lots of tv series and movies, on a side note now when you get the HD version you also get the standard version, so there goes some more MB's<br><br>
You are a man among men, I see, that is like the Intel iMac, the display has to come out and the front come off. Stupid stupid stupid. That kind of ticks me off at Apple, WTF was wrong with the back panel coming off. What engineering problem would it have caused. It's just to make them harder to service so people have to bring them in. Next to power supplies, HD's are the next in line for frequent replacements for me as people don't just replace them when they go bad, I do more upgrades than bad drives.<br><br>I'll have to start doing the iMacs one day, when more start breaking out of warranty. I just haven't had the call to fix or upgrade one yet, which does say a lot for the product though, it's just not easy to upgrade.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Reboot on 10/11/08 08:08 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
Looks like a real fun time, huh? I can't wait for my turn. I'm sure after a couple of times it would be easier, just tedious, so many steps and precautions.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
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