It finally arrived!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JK.online, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. JK.online macrumors member

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    And it's perfect! The Macbook (white, 2GHz 1GB ram) has no dead pixels or cracking or anything! It doesn't overheat and there is no whine! Hooray, all this paranoia for nothing!

    However, I am just wondering - do you find it you have to make sure you hit the keys quite hard to get them to register (I'm mainly talking about the arrow keys) because from what I've found so far you need to make sure you hit them right in the centre to move the cursor left or right. For example you can gently push down on the key to the left or right and it won't register. I'm just wondering if that's the same for everyone?

    Cheers.
     
  2. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Yay! I'll be ordering mine in about 1-2 weeks. Hopefully it'll arrive by January. How long did yours take? I plan on getting the exact same MB as you.
     
  3. JK.online thread starter macrumors member

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    Ordered on the 6th, received it on the 7th! AMAZING!
     
  4. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502

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    WOW! Congrats man!

    I ordered mine on Saturday the 2nd. It shipped out Monday... still hasn't arrived.:(
     
  5. JK.online thread starter macrumors member

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    Argh! That's a shame :( Though you'll be extremely happy and satisfied when you get it, I can guarantee it!

    Anyone with a Macbook - could they answer my queries in the first post?

    Cheers :)
     
  6. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Holy crap that's fast!! Are you within the 48 states?
     
  7. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Congratz on your new MacBook! Now I can't wait to see if anybody complains with the problem I'm getting that's related to this. It doesn't look like anything but if you're in a university network, there's no such thing as resetting a router. :rolleyes:

    Along with that, (I may be really late to the party) I found buzzing sounds coming from my computer and the the AC adapter when it's plugged in.

    In reply to the OP's question, I don't find any problems at all with the keyboard (aside from the feeling that the delete key is so far away but in fact it's not). However, you could be right now that you've mentioned it. The arrow keys don't have the same feel as the letter keys but that won't be a must-return/fix situation.
     
  8. JK.online thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah - it's definitely not a must return situation, just something I need to remember to do: Press quite hard on the arrow keys to make sure they register.

    Anyone else getting this?

    That is a shame about the uni router - the Mac detected my home network so hopefully it'll pickup my uni's one! Won't know til next year though hehe. Uni holidays! Yipee haha.
     
  9. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I had that exact problem on my MacBook Pro. AppleCare replaced my keyboard.
     
  10. JK.online thread starter macrumors member

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    And now it's fixed? Even the slightest press of the key registers it? I don't know if it's worth them taking it completely apart and putting it back together just to fix it (it's just my past experience with sending it in for warranty repairs left me with a laptop that wasn't put back together properly) and I wouldn't want it to be any less fantastic :)
     
  11. inf macrumors 6502

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    They just replace the keyboard and that's propably it. I guess they can do it in Store.
     
  12. JK.online thread starter macrumors member

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    Unfortunately in Australia we don't have Apple Stores hence I bought it online from the Apple website.

    I suppose I probably should send it in seeing as I bought it as a birthday present for myself (and my birthday is on Dec 30), I just hope it all gets put back together properly.

    Do you guys think it's worth sending in using the 14 day thing? I don't want it replaced because other than that it's a great unit. What do you guys think?

    Cheers
     
  13. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502

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    I'm a very picky person, but I'd rather not send it in for the just arrow key thing than to be without a mac for god knows how long.
     
  14. JK.online thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah - realistically if it's such a bother I can have it done at the end of my 1 year warranty period (or earlier if it really bugs me) but it only happens if you gently press it or press it on the side.

    I guess we'll see then because I'll be sending it in either way (14 days or warranty service) so it doesn't really matter when I send it.
     
  15. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Yes the replacement fixed it and now the arrows register just like any of the other keys. On the MB though they take the entire top case and swap it. The Keyboard is apparently built into the unit. So, perhaps in six months when it starts to get dirty or scratched then you can send it in and get a brand new top case (trackpad, palmrests, keyboard)?

    I, personally, would call Apple ASAP.
     
  16. JK.online thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah - I'm going to call them tomorrow. I've got nothing to lose plus I don't need it right now.

    Are the Apple techs usually pretty good - i.e. am I likely to be able to notice if anything has been done (other than the working keys of course)?
     

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