I have the iGary Apple hardware curse!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nospleen, May 23, 2006.

  1. nospleen macrumors 68000

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    I bought a white MB the day that they were announced. I took it home and it was great, but it would not charge. I took it to the store, they told me that they would just swap it out. I swapped and and opted for the Black MB this time. Everything has been perfect, but it started making a slight noise from the hinge when opening or closing. Now, everyday it is getting worse and worse. This thing has been babied too, no drops, dings, scratches... But listen to thise noise! I wonder what the Apple store will say.


    http://web.mac.com/emsdad/iWeb/Site/My Great Movie.html
     
  2. vakej macrumors member

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    WoW!

    I just played your video clip, and it woke my dog up from a dead sleep :eek: :eek:
     
  3. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry!!!:eek:
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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  5. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Maybe I should add a warning to the first post. :eek:
     
  6. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Holy crap I just nearly woke up all my housemates. I turned my volume down before but it wasn't enough!! Back to the Apple store for you I'm afraid!!!
     
  7. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    I second that! Shoulda checked the volume level. :eek: And, yes, you should have that checked out.
     
  8. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I'd take it back since it's not even 14 days old right? Wow that is loud, anyone have that orange plastic mallet around :p Hate to hear that after a year. So aside from that how is the black holding up from "surface" scratches? Also did you max out the RAM?
     
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  10. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It was purchased on the 17th. I hate returning stuff, but I have the worst damn luck. I think they think, here is again. But, I have a valid reason for returning it.

    The black is perfect, and would be very difficult to scratch. It gets some finger prints, but a damp cloth makes fixes that right up. Right now I am running only 1.25 gigs of ram and it is very fast. Much faster than the stock ram. But, I am going to upgrade to 2 GB anyway. I am loving the macbook, but it is not loving me back damnit.
     
  11. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    crazy man... I read the warnings first, but still that was load!

    Ask for a free notebook bag or something for your troubles...
     
  12. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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  13. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was worried about all of the issues with the MBP and now I am thinking about just getting the MBP. If they had the glossy screen in stock, I would probably do it.
     
  14. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Oh I don't know. A liberal spray of WD-40 should fix that.
     
  15. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    Sun-of-a-b**** man, you scared the living **** out of me.

    That sound was scary...seriously, like a Saw II-kind-of sound. The hairs on my arms stood up.

    Take it back. Whew.....:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  16. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I love that the top says "My Great Movie". And yeah, take that back!
     
  17. iSaint macrumors 603

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    and some duct tape!
     
  18. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Dude it takes a lot more than that to top iGary's recent Mac issues. I do believe he is happy with his new Quad though :D
     
  19. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Don't jinx me man! I am going to go by in the morning. I am not sure what to do. I have had two bad macbooks in a row. I guess the chances of getting another bad one are slim.
     
  20. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    I'd say your odds are good. I got lucky on my first try :D
     
  21. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    What's funny is I read that thread before this one. Hi-larious stuff.

    But on-topic... that sound is horrible! Yikes!
     
  22. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    HOLY SMOKES!!! :eek: That MacBook is beyond cursed, it's haunted! :eek: That was really loud!

    On a side note, you might try a bottle of TRI-FLOW with the little straw spout. I use that stuff on everything. That is if you decide to keep it. ;)
     
  23. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    HOLY ****! Woke my dead dog!!!!

    That was NOT pleasant (although quite easy to replicate in front of the Genius Bar) :p
     
  24. nospleen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Maybe Apple should add that the MB can raise the dead. That should knock the Da Vinci Code right off of the Church's radar. :p
     
  25. iGary Guest

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    Let us know how you make out - this will solve your problem, guaranteed, but I can undertsnad not want to keep applying the stuff to keep it form squeeking.

    Sounds like the case heated up and expanded. Plastic against plastic. If you end up wanting the Sailkote, I can get it here and send it to you. :)
     

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