11-22-2012, 11:25 AM #1
Looking for suggestions if buying a 2nd hand iMac
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- Nov 20, 2012
- Dublin, Ireland
- 21.5 iMac, Late 2011 Model. 500g HD, 16 Gigs RAM. Snow Leopard.
I am looking at buying an iMac 27" and I just had a look at some sites here in Dublin and came across a couple of people selling 2nd Hand 27" iMacs at reasonable prices.
However as this is my first foray into an apple product of any kind I was looking for advice o what I should be asking / checking / or looking for.
For example one of the sellers says that he has Apple care on the product til mid 2014 so i was wondering, is Apple care in the original customers name and if so would I have to get it transferred into my name or what happens here.
Another has the specs stating it has 14 gigs of RAM. Surely that's a typo and he means 4 gigs ?
If you are buying a 2nd hand iMac should you get it reset to factory settings ?
Any suggestions, comments or advice you can give would be most gratefully received.
11-22-2012, 12:18 PM #2
We would only be guessing (although 14gigs is unusual)...it's not impossible. Since many of the 27" iMacs have 4 ram slots:
- 4+4+4+2 = 14gigs
- 8+4+2 = 14gigs
- 8+2+2+2 = 14gigs
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