A few MBP questions to make sure my machine is doing ok

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EvryDayImShufln, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006

    For starters, my machine is a MBP C2D 2.33 / 2GB RAM / 160GB HD / matte

    Here are a few of my concerns:

    1. About a week ago, I was waiting outside bestbuy to get a PS3 (hahaha), using my MBP. Then it started drizzling slightly, and even though I was under a roof a small amount of water hit my laptop. Weird thing is, the screen became dark and told me to reboot my computer by holding the power button. There really wasn't much water at all (tiny little drops) and I don't see how the computer could get affected so quickly by this.

    2. It crashed another time, just like that for no reason. I had my mouse over the dock and it just froze. I thought macs could never crash, so I left the room for 10 mins hoping to return to an unfrozen MBP, but that didn't happen. Had to reboot with the button.

    3. Often when I play warcraft 3 and exit the game, the game freezes up. I know there is no way to minimize games in OS X, but would apple+control+esc close it? Could anything else force quit the game?

    4. How silent is it supposed to be on idle? I know that I constantly hear something, not sure if its the fan or hard drive, but something is spinning in there. I had read on this forum that somebody had mentioned that their machine was almost dead silent, so unless they're deaf, is something wrong with mine? CONFIRMED: all the noise made at idle is by the hard drive. Man that thing spinning is rather noisy, it sounds like a muffled fan.

    5. When you first boot up the computer and open, say, safari, how quickly does it load? Mine bounces a few times. I'd assume the reason for this is because the hard drive is slow.

    Thanks in advance and I hope none of these are serious issues.
  2. iW00t macrumors 68040


    Nov 7, 2006
    Defenders of Apple Guild
    Probably faulty ram. Mine never had a kernel panic since the day I got it.

    Contact Apple ASAP for replacement/servicing.
  3. nitynate macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2006
    Clearwater, FL
    I agree.
    Just dont tell apple about the water. ;)
  4. EvryDayImShufln thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2006
    There was really very little water though. How could that even affect it? Like when I saw the kernel panic I flipped out, it happened so fast
  5. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts
    I have the same exact machine, hard drive, ram, etc.... Mine is very quiet. Have to put my ear to it to hear anything when it is idle, and I am not deaf.

    Universal Apps open very quickly. I have MS Word (PowerPC App) and it opens slow.

    If your hard drive is noisy I'd say you have a problem and should contact Apple about the problems you have been having. Years ago I got a new PC and from day 1 the CDrom was very noisy. It died after 2 weeks of use. The replacement was quiet and worked for 8 years. A drive that is noisy is telling you that it has a problem (IMO). Why should it be noisy when so many others who have the same drive & machine as you are saying their drives are quiet. Contact Apple & in the meantime backup your important files that might be on that drive.

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