Just yesterday, not sure exactly when/what I was doing, my LCD sprouted a yellow vertical line slap bang in the middle of it. It only rises about 1/4 of the height of the 27" screen, but the 1 or 2 pixel strip is tainted yellow...permanently. I've seen that this is a very common problem with iMacs, so that's fine - just my luck really.
To keep a long story short, the iMac has been somewhat riddled with problems since week one. Numerous trips to the Apple store, replacement hardware, etc.. Not exactly what you want when you spend that much on a "quality" product.
I've popped a third-party (OWC) SSD in this iMac, since it's also the model with the notorious "popcorn-maker" hard drive (again, just my luck), Apple recently decided was "unstable" and made a recall (2 years later...). I did not submit mine for the recall since I rely on it too heavily on a daily basis and the SSD is perfect. In doing the SSD upgrade, I accept that I voided my already expired warranty (primary reason I went ahead with it).
Where does this leave me standing with regards to complaints about the LCD dying? It's been nearly 7 months since I put the SSD in so, even with the highest sense of possibility, I'm finding it hard to believe the two are linked.
Secondly, since I didn't want to make two topics;
What common problems are currently plaguing the new iMacs?
Since I use my iMac so often, I am not going to be putting up with yellow lines appearing on the monitor. If I can't get it replaced free of charge, I'm not spending £500 on a new LCD and patching that too. This iMac has too many "fixes" slapped on it now. I'd rather bite the bullet and buy a new iMac. I can rip the SSD from my iMac and use it in my MBP. I'll probably sell this iMac, fairly, for some return.
However, from experience I, or we, know there's nearly always a bunch of fairly popular small-major problems with Apple products when they're first released. I realise the "new" iMac has been out for a couple of months now, but I'd appreciate any guidance as to any common problems that are still around - I've been out of the loop recently as I was not expecting to upgrade until the next refresh. I noticed the flickering screen problem is still around - of course, I'm already used to that.
I've been a fairly loyal customer for 9 years now, but am having concerns now. I just massively prefer OS X over Windows, unfortunately!
Thanks in advance!