New iMac (early 2011 with sandy bridge processors)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by warmgreentea, May 3, 2011.

  1. dandelionne

    dandelionne Member

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    I already called PMC SM MOA just now and talked to the technician. He didn't set up any password. Hmm, I'll try that one.

    Creating? When there was already an existing administrator password. My firewall was turned off and I need to click the LOCK icon to turn it ON and it asked for a password. So i typed in a name and a password for it but it blurted out that " The name and password does not match", so that made me conclude that it was already set up.

    Apparently, there is a way to reset the administrator password but I'm too scared to tinker with it since I just switched to a mac.
     
  2. cocoyponce

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    You can follow the guide here in resetting your original admin password: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274
     
  3. dandelionne

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    Yup. That is my dilemma right now. I already saw that last night. Kaso lang I just upgraded my OSX 10.6.6 to latest version of Snow Leopard 10.6.8. If I'm gonna insert the MAC OS X INSTALL Disk in order for me to reset the administrator password, will that revert the OSX back to the previous one?
     
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    AFAIK, it will not since you will only be using its utility to reset the original password and not reinstall the whole operating system or from scratch.
     
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    Ah ok. Good to know that. Thanx:D
     
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    Let us know of the update once you're done with it.
     
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    I just did what MacSonic suggested and voila I was able to turn the Firewall on! Thanx Mac Sonic ha. That saved me from all the hassle of resetting the password. :D
     
  8. dindop

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    Will buy the entry level i27 week1 Dec. Looking at the online store for PH, it's around 15k php more expensive compared to the price they sell it here in MY. My son says the student discount will reduce the price circa 5k php, so I'm still looking at a 10k difference.

    Any recommendations where to buy in MM? I'm sure I can't get the same MY price coz of taxes, but maybe some of you guys and gals know where to find the best deal in the metro?

    Appreciate any inputs... cheers!
     
  9. jasonsia

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    I have a question for iMac owners, would downloading torrents 24/7 or not turning off the iMac shorten its life span or cause gray smudges on the screen? has anyone tried not switching off his/her iMac here for at least a year? :)

    appreciate any feedback. thanks !
     
  10. RastaSega

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    time to get the applecare warranty guys! malapit na! :)
     
  11. Bravoexo

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    Question, I'm new iMacs or Lion altogether, but I can't seem to find the auto registration form it should have saved when I first booted up and configured this thing.

    I had to do it manually from apple.com though, but I haven't heard the reply email back. (if they even do reply) anyway, where can I find it stored? Would anyone know?
     
  12. bhoyetjumpay

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    enter the serial number here :)
     
  13. Bravoexo

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    Ok, all are checked out, except the Apple Care one... i haven't entered it yet, per the guy at Digital Hub, telling me to wait 7 days. Thanks.
     
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    Speaking for myself, I would not use my iMac for this purpose. There are many, much cheaper alternatives that can perform this function.
     
  15. jasonsia

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    Yeah there are a lot but the iMac would be great for a clutter free desktop :)
     
  16. kako

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    do the mid-2011 21.5 inch iMacs experience the smudge/dark spot problems? Thinking to get either the latest mac mini or the highest spec 21.5 inch iMac. My reservations are the display issues.
     
  17. sbuckspodium

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    Yup just go to your local apple seller to see the evidence for yourself.
     
  18. trigo

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    when is the imac going to be refreshed?
     
  19. k_e_i_k_u_n_1_7

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    couldn't wait for the refresh, got myself a 3.1ghz 27 incher
     
  20. Salaryman Ryan

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    Unfortunately its pretty widespread.

    Philmug thread:

    http://www.philmug.ph/forum/showthread.php?t=69416

    Apple Discussion Boards (there are several threads on the same topic)

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2300580?start=615&tstart=0

    Here is one thread in Macrumors:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1101370&page=5


    I suggest holding off till the next revision as Apple tends to quietly fix these issues in updates.
     

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