iMac average lifespan for Pinoy Mac users?

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  1. wem272

    wem272 Active Member

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    Mac mini 2014 just showed time machine restore option on startup yesterday. Before that absolutely no problems. Might upgrade to 2018 mac mini.
     
  2. docjbr

    docjbr PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Our Mac Mini in the clinic lasted from 2012 to 2018. Honestly, it was still working, just too slow that patient time extended by about 3-4 minutes because of how slow it took to bring up word documents and time to print. Worked okay, but just too slow for my comfort, so had it replaced last year. 6 years seems to be good enough for me, I guess.
    (We only use it for Word docs for prescriptions, Excel maybe twice or thrice a month, and Safari for email, and Preview for pics, that's it)
     
  3. tonedeaf

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    Who do you send the units to, for cleaning?
     
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    go to ab blanc in Cuba. they will clean while you wait. sometimes they do this for free if you have certain parts replaced
     
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  5. penmanila

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    I have two 2009 iMacs at home, workhorses for me and my wife, still going strong (except that my wife's iMac lost its wi-fi, for which I got a 3rd party fix). I upgraded their drives to 2TB each two years ago.
     
  6. chorizo

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    Mac Mini 2010 still going strong. I use it mostly for downloading shows and watching on my not smart TV. My theory on why it lasted this long - i only put it on sleep. The only time I shut it down is when i go on long trips or power interruptions.
     
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    2012 iMac 27 still going strong, still on El Capitan haha
    Our accountant got our 2008 iMac and she's still using it.

    Sadly, my 2008 Mac Mini stopped powering on last week. Our family did a virtual 21-gun salute for our Mini. Power Mac said Minis cannot be opened and therefore cannot be fixed. Has anyone fixed your Mini?
     
  8. alfa

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    Still have my 2011 imac 27 which i bought new. Still going strong, upgraded to an internal 1TB SSD with a 12 gig RAM which makes it it very fast. Coupled with an external Thunderbolt external drive it is still a very good all around family computer/workhorse.
    And yes it still does not hang... Stopped upgrading OS stayed on with High Sierra
     
  9. tonedeaf

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    I made the mistake of upgrading my 2012 (?) iMac to Mojave. It became super slow. I downgraded to High Sierra and it's now working great again.
     
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    Just upgraded the hard drive in this one to an SSD. Updated the OS from El Capitan to Sierra and it has a new lease on life.

    Note to self: Never buy another computer with a hard drive, not even a fusion drive. It has to be SSD.
     
  11. benzng

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    did you do the upgrade? i want to do this also but don't know where to go. thanks
     
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    Yes, I did, at Ynzal. Recommended.
     
  13. Calhoun

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    How much did It cost to upgrade?
     
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    I don't recall exactly. It also depends on the size of the SSD you get; I had the 500 GB disk installed. I suggest you call them. ynzal.com

    If you decide to have it done, you could also decide to bring a hard disk enclosure so they can put the old one in.
     
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    My 2007 purchased iMac is still working. I donated it to our church in 2013 I think but last Sunday I saw that they were still using it to print out our Church programs. It’s still stock, from RAM to HDD to its wired keyboard, except the original mouse has been replaced by some generic BT mice in the past years. It’s slow by current standards but it still works, 13 years after I got it.
     
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    Thanks for this, I inquired both here and Ynzal for cleaning services. For my 15" rMBP cost is:

    Ynzal - 500-1,000 (basic cleaning, no reapplication of thermal paste)
    Ab-Blanc - 1,500 (with reapplication of thermal paste)

    Now, what I'm afraid of is that I might jinx it and something might go wrong in my perfectly working notebook when I have it cleaned. Not too keen on having the notebook "opened up" :censored:
     

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