Apple announces iMac (27-inch) 3TB Hard Drive Replacement Program; how to check yours

Apple iMac 27-inch 2012Today, this announcement came from Apple’s support site:

Apple has determined that a very small number of 3TB hard drives used in 27-inch iMac systems, may fail under certain conditions. These systems were sold between December 2012 and September 2013.

Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will replace affected hard drives free of charge.

Apple is contacting affected iMac owners who provided a valid email address during the product registration process to let them know about this program. If you have not been contacted, but think you have a 3TB hard drive, you can enter your serial number below to see if it’s part of this program.

How to check to see if your iMac qualifies for this replacement program: Head to this page on the Apple support site. You’ll need to have the serial number of your iMac handy. It may be found on your purchase receipt. If that’s not readily available, here’s a page on Apple’s site that describes several methods of finding it.

Replacement Process: Does your iMac qualify? Apple recommends replacing affected hard drives as soon as possible. As an Apple Premium Service Provider, Connecting Point is fully capable of taking care of this replacement, regardless of where you purchased your iMac. Contact Connecting Point SERVICE as soon as possible to facilitate your repair:

Back up everything on your iMac before you bring it in to us. This part is important. You’ll need to re-install your operating system, other applications, and any documents or data after your hard drive is replaced. If you would like Connecting Point SERVICE to take care of this for you, we’re more than happy to do so – but we’ll have to charge for that part of the repair.

Other details: If you believe you have paid for a repair or replacement due to this issue, contact Apple regarding a refund. This worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the iMac. The program covers affected iMac models until December 19, 2015 or three years from its original date of sale, whichever provides longer coverage for you.

VIDEO: Apple posts ‘Backstage’ parody sketch from Monday’s WWDC keynote

'Backstage' parody sketch for WWDC 2015

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference June 8-12, 2015 in San FranciscoTo kick off this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday morning, Apple presented a video lampooning the lengths to which companies go to produce gala keynote presentations. The sketch stars SNL’s Bill Hader as the director “rehearsing” for the WWDC keynote – with disastrous results. It also features a number of celebrity cameos, shout outs to popular apps, and inside references to Silicon Valley culture.

Learn about this morning’s WWDC announcements in real time via Apple livestream, tech site liveblogs

Apple’s 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) launches with a keynote this morning. Expect big announcements about the next versions of OS X and iOS, along with developer-centric news about the Swift programming language and a Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Apple Watch. You can read some educated guesses about additional announcements over on Ars Technica.

If you’d like to experience each technological bombshell as it lands, Apple will be broadcasting the keynote live on their site – but you’ll only be able to watch it in their Safari browser, running on either a Mac or an iOS device, or on a 2nd-generation or later Apple TV.

In addition, a number of tech and business sites will be liveblogging the event:

Deal of the Week | June 5th, 2015: Assorted SKECH iPhone cases for 99 cents (reg. $20-$35)

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These cases retail for as much as $35, but as this week’s DOTW, we’re positively obliterating that price and selling every model for just 99 cents!


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