Yesterday, after bringing the machine to my office, I ran into the first snag. It wouldn’t boot! It would boot to a “blue screen” and die. So, I headed back to the apple store and they tested the machine. Annoyingly, it worked fine for them. It turns out that I was using a cheap 3rd party flatscreen with a DVI to VGA converter. Sadly, this wasn’t good enough for this machine.
Luckily I had an older Apple display that used the old ADC connector. For $99, I picked up a adapter and now the machine runs just fine. An annoyance, but at least the machine wasn’t DOA.