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iMac Aluminium Freezing

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  • Will : Hi ! Level 5 Level 5 (4,305 points)
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    Oct 3, 2007 8:00 AM (in response to Dion Rodrigues)
    Dion Rodrigues wrote:
    Since this issue started, its been posted on AppleInsider, MacRumors, etc. Apple surely has to be working on a fix now, otherwise its going to get in some trouble very soon

    I would expect a fix to be out in roughly 10-15 hours, at the most. This has happened in the past and Apple has fixed issues like this, I wouldn't go crazy and destroy your iMac just yet.


    So you think the fact that it's recently been featured on AppleInsider is going to speed up the release of the fix?
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  • Neven Mrgan Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2007 9:05 AM (in response to 3on)
    I just wanted to add that my experience with my iMac has been the same since day one. It freezes about once a day. Double-clicking a photo in iPhoto '08 (with latest updates) to edit it will usually do it (though not always, so it's not completely reproducible).

    Good thing it reboots very quickly :/
    24" iMac 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2 GB RAM
  • Pop! Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Oct 3, 2007 9:10 AM (in response to Will : Hi !)
    {quote:title=Will : Hi ! wrote:}{quote}
    Dion Rodrigues wrote:
    Since this issue started, its been posted on AppleInsider, MacRumors, etc. Apple surely has to be working on a fix now, otherwise its going to get in some trouble very soon

    I would expect a fix to be out in roughly 10-15 hours, at the most. This has happened in the past and Apple has fixed issues like this, I wouldn't go crazy and destroy your iMac just yet.


    So you think the fact that it's recently been featured on AppleInsider is going to speed up the release of the fix?


    Im sure the more press this issue receives, then the more inclined Apple will be to fix it. Rather than being so preoccupied with ring tones for iPhones and YouTube widgets for Apple TV or whatever..
    But a fix in 10-15 hours? That would be nice. But I doubt it somehow.
    iMacs, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Trevor Meier Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2007 9:25 AM (in response to 3on)
    I'm having a similar issue with my Santa Rosa 2.2 MBP...
    Santa Rosa 2.2 GHz MBP, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • muncyweb Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2007 9:33 AM (in response to 3on)
    Whatever happened to the days when Apple was advertising Macs as the most stable computers? Oh wait, I forgot, they still are...

    http://www.apple.com/getamac/works.html

    Quote:
    "Your toaster doesn’t crash. Your kitchen sink doesn’t crash. Why should your computer? Think of the countless hours you would save if your PC worked on your time — not the other way around. Then think about a Mac."

    Quote:
    "The real secret behind the Mac’s crash-resistant performance lies deep within the operating system itself. Beneath the surface of Mac OS X lies an industrial-strength UNIX foundation hard at work to ensure that your computing experience remains free of system crashes and compromised performance."

    What a shame they're having (and denying) these problems with their new aluminum iMacs. With the latest price drop on the 24-inch model, I was really wanting one of these things. Come on Apple! Don't drop your quality just because you're getting so popular!!

    Sincerely,
    Mac Fan Since Apple Lisa II
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Pop! Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
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    Oct 3, 2007 9:45 AM (in response to 3on)
    3on wrote:
    It is really sad that apple release an iMac with a not totally supported OS.
    It seems might all have to buy Leopard to get around those bugs... (I'm mean the freezing for the graphics issue it might bean even bigger issue).


    You have been really stupid to openly admit to running Leopard, then showing a screen shot on Apples own forums. And then ignoring advice to remove the Leopard references (which was for your own good). I don't think you realise the trouble you can get yourself into. If you must try it, then at least be discrete about it. IP and registration info within these forums means Apple can trace you very easily, should they so wish.

    Besides, I have at least as much proof to suggest that this beta OS does not fix the problem at all. The fact these iMacs will freeze in XP also tends to back this up..
    iMacs, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Bob Harris2 Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2007 10:29 AM (in response to muncyweb)
    Maybe I just got lucky. I ordered mine the first day, and got it two days later. It has worked flawlessly since I got it. So I'm sorry for those who've had problems, but mine doesn't seem to exhibit any crashes aside from occasional app's diving that are probably non UB's. I did have the ATI,RadeonHD2600 installed and 2 gigs of Apple ram.
    iMac Alum 24 inch 2.4 gHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • toddm2 Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2007 1:15 PM (in response to muncyweb)
    I'm at a client where his new 24" iMac has been experiencing the freeze and just happened while I was there. Mouse would move but clock was frozen. Keyboard caps key would light up but computer unresponsive from the finder. So I used Apple Remote Desktop v3 to log in to this computer and it immediately "woke up" and continued working fine without a reboot.

    Don't know why it worked but if Apple techs are reading this perhaps it may help to track down the problem and add to a fix.
    various, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Wiley Wiggins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2007 2:09 PM (in response to Dion Rodrigues)
    Glad to see this issue is getting some attention. I have the freeze generally when I am using Final Cut or occasionally on wake from sleep. It's very surprising and annoying to have to do a hard restart. Let's hope this gets addressed soon.
    iMac 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.10), Final Cut Studio 2, Logic Studio
  • the707 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 3, 2007 10:17 PM (in response to Pop!)
    Wow. This is the first Apple thread I have ever read. As a PC user I have to say I am most impressed with Pop! and tcdm1972. I found my way here via the top story of every major media outlet, freezing imacs. This fellow Mac user (3on) of yours is roughed up for bringing a legitamate issue forward. Nice bunch of people. Keep up the good work!
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  • Joe Maller Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2007 6:10 AM (in response to 3on)
    We have one new 24" Aluminum iMac in our office and it's experiencing the same freezing issues. The designer working on that station says it usually happens when he's working in Photoshop CS3.

    Has anyone explored whether this could be related to Migration Assistant? Does an Archive & Install help? (not looking forward to the longer-than-system-install Adobe re-installation)
  • michael.scheibner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2007 6:19 AM (in response to 3on)
    Hi,
    have the same problem. Tried everything: reset pram and pmu, installed the system again - doesnt work. The mac freezs and freezes again.
    Sometimes 10 times a day and always on different situations.
    Im very dissapointed - i cant work woith my 5 weeks old mac and paid a lot of money.
    Can anybody help.

    I called Apple today - no solution !
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 1TB, 2 GB
  • Will : Hi ! Level 5 Level 5 (4,305 points)
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    Oct 4, 2007 6:21 AM (in response to Joe Maller)
    If you used the Migration Assistant to migrate a PowerPC-based Mac, than some of your issues could be solved by a re-install (not sure whether an Archive & Install is enough).

    However, some people in this thread (and the many other threads) are using their first Mac, or didn't use the Assistant.
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