Apple Addresses MacBook Pro Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TBi, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    I'm amazed no one has mentioned this yet.

  2. DeSnousa macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    I would be annoyed if I forked out so much for a fault that Apple has accepted and fixed now. They should do a recall or something :confused:
  3. elisha cuthbert macrumors 6502a

    elisha cuthbert

    Feb 25, 2006
    We all knew this would happen eventually after all the other posts around with people complaining about problems with them
  4. rusty018 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2006
    What about

    My serial number starts with W8612? What about that? Mine is hot and it whines.
  5. Josias macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2006
    These are just the revisions that had troubles with most MBP's. (i guess)
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Welcome to the world of Rev A folks.
  7. Malcster macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    Ahhh, Im guessing this is why my MBP has been in for repair with Apple for over 10 days now...

    Hmm... mine was a W8608..
  8. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    I would really like to hear some more information on this... My MBP gets pretty darn hot with almost no CPU-intensive apps running and my serial number is W8609-.
  9. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816


    Mar 1, 2005

    mine is also a 8609, and i kinda am looking to have mine replaced.
  10. kretzy macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2004
    Canberra, Australia
    Good to hear they're doing something to fix up some of the issues. I'm surprised that Apple said to return any MBPs with these problems for a replacement - that seems VERY generous.
  11. Malcster macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    Mine was back with apple for a new inverter anyway (lcd buzzing issue) but if i get a new mainboard revision out of it then im happy, im not exactly thrilled its taken so long tho. (been with apple since march 23rd now)
  12. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
    It's called a warranty. You discover a "defect in materials or workmanship" within the first year, they are contractually obligated to fix it.
  13. Aaon macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2004
    While I do hope this is the fix to the problem, I have my doubts. People on the Macbook Pro board have posted problems with machines having serial numbers of W6809, 10, and 12. The "12" part I have heard speculated is the week of production of the laptop, though that is just rumor as far as I know, unless someone has a better source. I hope this is the fix, because I am just waiting on a tax refund before I buy one!
  14. dylans macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2006

    Ditto. Mine is also a W8612... and the noise thing is crazy :)

    It's funny... I didn't think the noise thing was a problem, as I had been working on a Thinkpad before the MacBook for about a year, and it made the noise the entire time.

    Now... I launch PhotoBooth, or use MagicNoiseKiller, and it's absolutely silent !

    Rusty... have you contacted Apple ?
    If you have, let me know what they said ! Will probably give them a call in a little while.
  15. ImAlwaysRight macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2002
    Let's hope the 13" Macbooks start shipping with Rev. G for as long as Apple is taking to get them out!
  16. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Fletcher, NC
    Rev. D???? That's scary. Glad I haven't ordered yet.
  17. Stella macrumors 604


    Apr 21, 2003
    Glad Apple are being proactive - not waiting for the Rev B...

    This time, there seems to be little point in waiting for that Rev B if Apple are sorting out the problems...
  18. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2006
    Los Angeles
    My serial # starts with W8610 (Rev. C). What actions should I take? I'm going to go to the Apple Store when I have some time tommorow. If they supply a new laptop, will they update the harddrive with all my files from this MBP via firewire free of charge?
  19. trailblazer macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2004
    haha. I wouldn't be surpised if you guys are still getting parts from "Rev A" machines. They don't instantly put brand new "Rev-D" parts in machines that are in for repairs.
    They did it for the iBooks a looooong time ago....
    expect to have your machine serviced many-a-time before it's fully fixed!
  20. Collin973 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2006
    I'm glad Apple's doing something about these horror stories I've read about: half of the screen being dark, displaced track pads, hums... Hopefully by August (that's when I'm ordering mine) these glitches will be fixed....decently I hope...
  21. Neil4512 macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2004
    that's really good to hear. Any time you drop you that kind of cash on something you expect it to work correctly. Hopefully this will solve the buzzing problem that seems to be pretty widespread.
  22. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2005
    this is definately the last time im buying a rev a computer..

    now that i think about it, there isn't really anything wrong with my MBP.. just a minor "whine" that i can get rid of by opening/closing an app

    and it does get hot, but i think it is normal for a lap top this thin to get this hot..
  23. derajfast macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2004
    i had a w12 one

    no problems

    whine SOMETIMES, but the isight does the trick. not any hotter than my powerbook

    i love my macbook
  24. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Jessica, this isn't meant just for you, but that's just silly. Every model (revision) that comes out fixes some problems and introduces some of its own. Just ask the last PPC PB owners about the lines in their screens. Never happened before, but it appeared in the final revison of a long-in-the-tooth model.

    Sorry, I don't buy this, "Well, that's a Rev A for you" garbage.

    BTW, my Rev A iMac is still plugging along without a problem. I don't count the Capacitor Plague as an Apple problem since it was industry wide.
  25. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    I was about to be really upset and then I saw that my MBP is a Rev D. Woo hoo!:D

    I wonder what they fixed?

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