Are all these problems really common?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amycishere, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2007
    I am getting really nervous about purchasing the middle model. Is the cracking of the casing, heating issues, discoloring etc, common flaws? I was sooo excited and now I just don't know...
  2. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    North Hollywood, CA
    No, not really. There were some proablems initially but they seem to be mostly fine now
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Any web forum is an echo chamber for problems. People tend to come and post when they have a question or problem. We don't get regular status updates from all the people whose machines are fine. So the Internet tends to amplify the problems to seem bigger and/or more widespread than they actually are.
  4. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    Middle model of what? The MacBook?
    There has been some rumbling around the web, and on this site about some of them...but it's important to realize that the unhappy 2% are always the loudest. You're unlikely to find that many posts about how happy everyone is with their MacBook. So to answer your question, no, not too common.
  5. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Best machine I have ever owned. Bar none. No problems whatsoever. There's another data point for you.
    MB C2D 2.0/2/120
  6. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    I switched my wife, from PC to a MacBook, ordered the day after they were announced. She loves it so much, she won't let me touch it. She loves it so much, she felt betrayed when its hard drive failed totally, and it took her a few weeks to feel she could trust it again. This despite the fact that her work PC, a Dell, has had two HD failures and two fan replacements in the past 18 months (I don't know what she does to them - in 20 years of using various PCs, I've never had a HD failure). But when I asked why she wasn't complaining about that, she said that's what she expects.

    People seem to get more attached to their Macs than to any other PC, so when things go wrong, they get more upset and shout louder. The Dell laptop I have from work has all the issues people complained about with the MBs (that incidentally, my wife's MB never had): heat, whine, noisy fans, on top of being heavy, ugly and slow and costing twice as much. And for some reason I always have to reboot when I disconnect the external monitor because the keyboard buffer gets confused and thinks the shift key is pressed. But I don't complain (much) because, guess what, that's what I expect.

    Anyway, here's the results of a survey -

    Bear in mind that those with problems are more likely to respond.
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2006
    Yep, I've found that's true. Maybe it's because we have higher expectations from them? When you work with PC's, error messages and random problems that occur for no viable reasons aren't considered strange, just typical. When something goes wrong with a mac, it's quite distressing. :(
  8. GuyV macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2006
    Don't worry, the flaws from the first CD model (which even then only affected some people) seem to be cured in the C2D version. Personally I've been using the middle C2D model for like 10 weeks or so and hardwarewise I haven't been able to spot one flaw so far. Nothing cracked, temperature seems ok (under load it's a bit noisier than before but the cooling problem is gone), no discoloration either, no dead pixel, no nothing, and believe me, I looked. So be excited, you oughta be, because it's a really nice machine. :)
  9. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    This forum needs more posts like this,
  10. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
  11. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    no issues with mine. just got it like 2 weeks ago.
  12. jhande macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2006
    MB CD 2/120 BlackBook - No problems/issues at all here either
  13. likeavaliant macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2006
    i have a problem...

    mine is just way too awesome.
    sometimes it hurts because it's such an amazing computer.
  14. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    I've had a few minor issues with my MBP, but nothing earth shattering. I love the machine more than any computer I've had.
  15. dustinbuster macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2006
    Asheville, North Carolina
    I am very happy, too, with my black Macbook. It's been awesome. I have had it for 5 months.
  16. toddster63 macrumors newbie


    Dec 31, 2006
    Sunny California Coast
    "Best machine I have ever owned. Bar none. No problems whatsoever. There's another data point for you."

    Same here--I have the white 2.0, Superdrive, and haven't had even a hint of a problem... Well, okay, about once every other day Airport loses my home network for 5-8 minutes which is annoying (while it can still read my neighbors from 250 yards away!)...

    I think the dicoloration issues are over with--haven't heard about that in some time, nor the cracking, over-heating, etc..

    I love this notebook--the best ever, "bar none"!

    Feel at ease and enjoy it when it comes!

    P.S. You could be excited about some fat ugly Dell running Vista--be thankful you're not of that lost ilk...!
  17. Juicebar992 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2007
    problem zoomed as issue

    Don't be too picky when you initially look for something..I believe every laptop has its flaws. When these flaw are paid too much attention, they become issue which might make you hesitating. Macbook is a fantastic machine dispite its kinds of "problem". I suggest applying kinda protection for your new mb. It's available in Apple store or some third party products on ebay...
  18. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Digital World
    I am happy with my MacBook and people should forget about problems like these. These problems were solved and are a thing of the past and we should hear no more about them.
  19. rampras macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2007
    Dont worry about Apple

    I have been using various Mac hardware from when they released OS X. I have been faced with only one problem till now. Whining sound on my powerbook. Since I had APP (which you should have) the support fixed it for me (and it was in India)

    3 weeks back, I ordered a refurb macbook and the panel on the LCD had come off (gap between the white thingy and LCD) .. and I got panicky .. but a simple press fixed it :)

    Dont forget to get the APP
  20. WillJS macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007

    Very well put.*:)
  21. dvader macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2007
    I get the feeling that a lot of these problems are not common. I own another popular electronic equipment and I belong to the message forum for this particular device.

    I unfortunately experienced some of the problems that people mentioned about this other device and it's been at least several month now.

    It's understandable if the device has a few flaws in its first release, but after 4-6months most of them should be gone, but it doesn't seem to be.

    Apple has done a great job updating their hardware as well as their software.
  22. BlackMax macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    No problems with my C2D MacBook which I've had for about six weeks now.
  23. cookie1105 macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2006
    London, UK
    My GF switched from an IBM T40 to a MB 2.0 C2D 1GB RAM about 3 weeks ago and has absolutely fallen in love with her new machine. She has named it "Maggie" and she wears a pretty pink sleeve when out and about (MB not GF). It's very funny to see my non-gadgety GF lovingly stroking her shiny new MacBook.:) :apple:

    It has no probs apart from the sharp keyboard edges (apple pleeeeeze do something about this) and that it has started to slow down. The latter was fixed inside 5 mins when Maggie had a date with Onyx.

    Just get it. It's a fantastic machine, well worth every penny.

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