“New” and “Used” are the same thing, apparently.
Yeah, OK, I jinxed it. I got my new 23″ display last Friday, and it has a whole slew of issues. There’s about 22 dead pixels, luminosity is from the top-left to middle-right, and the LCD panel wobbles forward and backward inside its metal bezel when I tilt the display back and forth.
Call me crazy, but it doesn’t seem like the best idea to send a refurbished (read: “used”) product to someone who’s spent the last month and a half straight dealing with a lemon. Seems like that might be tempting fate. Oh, but it gets better.
All good things must… be supplanted by shinier things.
Well, boys and girls, after all of that effort trying to get them to repair the display, it turns out that there are no more replacement LCD panels with which to repair it.
And after all those times (including four years ago) that I asked them to skip yet another fruitless repair, and just replace this lemon of a display, that’s exactly what they’re doing. And that’s pronounced “do-ing”, not “doing” (like the sounds springs make in cartoons).
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Here’s an update for those of you following the Saga of the Cinema Display. To get up to speed, just read the first article. Much more story and a pretty picture after the break.
The Cheese Stands Alone.
Let’s take a moment to recognize the birthday of the greatest personal computer on the planet. Without the Mac, we’d still be writhing pits of misery and despair, and only LinkinPark would understand us. Thanks, Apple.
MacBook Pro ships February 15th!
Gather ’round, my friends. It’s story time.
Five years ago, it seemed like a good idea. The Apple Cinema Display was 22 inches of pure visual stimulation. I had to have it, for the productivity it offered, and the wow factor. I shelled out $4,000.00 for the display, and $3,500.00 for a new G4. I still have a tiny bit left to pay off on the loan, but it was worth it. The display was amazing… for about a year.
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a clock-for-clock basis it looks like a dual-core chip won out against the dual-chip box…”
Engadget – www.engadget.com
Cool… that was something I was wondering about. Apple had quietly switched the dual-chip machines to use one chip, with 2 cores. Looks like it’s actually resulted in a speed boost, aided, of course, by newer technology elsewhere in the new G5s.
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I guess it could impress your friends, provided they are complete morons and think it is a real iPod Video.
Gizmodo, The Gadget Blog
Kinda cool, for all of us Lego fanatics out there. It’d be cool if the display worked, but meh. Neat idea.
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