listen Don't Buy new powerbook 15" or 17"

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by chefonthegony, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    hey,

    Today I got mine first mac, powerbook g4 15" 512MB RM 80GB Harddrive, ok so. So I started the computer and everything was fine, went throw the whole process of setting up the computer. . Then I logged on and starting using the computer, the screen was nice and bright and very clear. I coudn't believe it, so I wanted to match a movie to see how it looked and then the screen strated to flicker like crazy it looked like someone was running a powerdrill on the screen. . . Then after 5 min of that it went dark, nothing know pic only sound. . I was scared so I called apple care and they didn't know what to tell me.. . So they conect me to the next level, and they told me that they was worry of this happing on the 15 and 17 because of the higher sceen Res, I was like what "this didn't make sense". . So the computer screen was dead and they want me to send it back, so that what I did and they are sending a new one. . . This dont sound right to me, how can appe computer know about this and not fix it before they strated to sell them. Can someone please make sense to this for me
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    mikemodena

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    Chances are they didn't know until they got shipped and people started calling. Atleast they are replacing your machine. Most other companies would tell you you're SOL.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i this spent 2k or some f computer that is dead after 20 min of using!!!!!!!!! listen this is not right from apple and im calling someone about this....
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    Huh?

    Seriously...there are lemons all the time. It happens. Aren't they sending you a new one right now?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    This could happen with any company and with any product dude. Yes, it must suck for you, but faulty products are made everyday and someone has to get them. Doesn't mean all Powerbooks are broken.
     
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    obeygiant

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    if you dont call someone about this i will. because it MUST be reported.
    Apple can not get away with this. I always knew Apple was up to something.
    Millions of people are at stake here, so we cannot fail. If i were in you position
    i wouldnt use email for a few days just in case they've implanted
    a virus to track your PURPOSEFULLY faulted powerbook. Apple can only be
    summed up in this one word... evil.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    listen i understand that things happen but, listen it took them how many months to uograde... I don't care this is something that they should have known, and wait this problem will become a big issue... So go ahead and and make fun off me, we see who laughing after letter
     
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    obeygiant

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    dont worry dude, i'm with you. this is a big issue and you shouldnt let it die.
    keep posting about it.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im sorry for being angery and my spelling, I this can't understand what happen with a 2k computer after 20 min of using... It dosn't make it right anyway you look at it...Im so
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  10. macrumors 68040

    obeygiant

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    dont worry dude, srsly.
    just go to the refridgerator and drink a beer, sit on the couch
    and watch tv.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Dont pay attention to anyones judgement of your spelling or grammer.

    One thing that I have noticed about fellow mac users is that whenever someone brings up a flaw or defect in what Apple is doing, they immeditatley look for spelling mistakes. They just look for any excuse at all to dismiss the bigger issue at hand.

    Have any of you ever stopped and thought that maybe, just maybe, english isnt this users first language? Perhaps he (or anyone else for that matter that you find it necessary to humilate for poor grammer/spelling) didnt get the same education that you did growing up? Couldnt afford college? Born with a birth defect that affected learning ability?

    Stop being such grouchy computer nerds and work towards a solution of the problem. Dont work at making a person feel so uncomfortable and ruin what may already be a suffering amount of self confidence.

    Grow to other peoples cultures and accept them for who they are. If I walked around manhattan and bitched and moaned at every guy who came up to me trying to sell me a cd and said something along the lines of 'Sorry, but I cant buy this from you because your speaking differently than I do' - well that just wouldnt make for a very nice place to live, now would it?

    And I dont smell BS at all, I smell someone leaving because of being made to feel so uncomfortable.

    How old are you guys? Can ya'll just grow up?
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im calling apple and tell them that, i dont have any use off their computers and I want them to credit my card back. . .
     
  13. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    It took them so long to release because there is a new Intrepid2 System Controller -- it's not just a speed bumped machine with a new screen, it's got a new chipset.

    Apple was also likely waiting on the 7448 for this machine, which looks like a failure to show.

    We will probably see a speed bump quite soon.

    The all new chipset likely means the machine will likely be around (even if it's a legacy machine) for at least 2 more years.
     
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    risc

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    So if this post is real you got a DOA notebook, big deal Apple are replacing it - welcome to the wonderful world of IT where things go wrong all the time.

    Oh well have fun with your new notebook when it turns up.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and by the way I only been in the US for two years, Im from spain. .. So sorry for ****ing up the english everyone!!!!!!!!
     
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    risc

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    Have you considered chilling out for a second, then posting what actually happened? I'm sorry but in IT things go wrong all the time, Apple probably made 10s of thousands of these notebooks, some are going to be DOA that is just life. Apple have done all they can do which is agree to replace the notebook for you, I know plenty of IT companies that would force you to send it in for repair.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    I'll tell you what kind of company Apple is.

    I am typing this on a brand new 12" PB. I received one this afternoon from Amazon. The screen started getting vertical lines 10 seconds after booting up. Apple Care said to take it to the Tysons Corner, VA store and have them confirm the screen issue. I walked out with a brand new replacement even though I didn't buy it direct from Apple. Those guys at the store were awesome to say the least. That's why I love Apple products.
     
  18. macrumors regular

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    Sorry about the powerbook though, if I were you I would wait for the next one and if it ends up being faulty, then I wouldn't blame you for ditching apple. But I highly doubt this will be the case.

    :edit: weird...the fist part of my post was edited off (by a mod?)...what I said though was something of the effect of I don't understand why the OP keeps posting if he already basically gave this forum the finger.
     
  19. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I uderstand that when you making a large amount of products things happen, but im this angry because 2k is alot of money and some people are not rich , so people have to work hard for their pay checks
     
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    risc

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    I can understand why you are pissed, but like I've said 2 times already things go wrong in IT all the time. Notebooks are notorious for having things go wrong with them. If you step back from the problem for a second and look at it from the outside you'll see that 1) you paid $2000 for a notebook 2) it is DOA 3) you are getting a replacement. So you don't get to use it now, if you would chill out for a second instead of going off on an I hate Apple diatribe and considered your options you could try returning the notebook to the store you bought it from and getting it replaced straight away, or if you ordered it online you'll have to wait for Apple to replace it.

    Nothing here is as bad as you make it out to be. If there is a problem with all of the screens on these notebooks how come people have seen them in store working? If this is a major issue complaining and ranting wont fix it, you have 2 choices 1) You get a new working notebook 2) You get your money back and buy another brand of computer. None of these options hurt me or anyone else on this forum in anyway, and I'm sorry people went off at you but you have to admit you did post with a rather angry attitude?
     
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    Name one. Almost every reputable company would replace a product in this same situation.
     
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    risc

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    I think the guy means the OP would be forced to wait for a repair. Plenty of IT companies work that way unfortunately.
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    Chefon,

    Relax dude, you'll be getting your replacement soon.
    :)
     
  24. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes you guys are right and Im sorry, i was this looking to switch from PC to Apple and I couldn't understand how some something cost so much be dead. . . Its like buying a BMW and and when you drive it for the first time it die. . . But anyway sorry MacRumors, I will this never own a Apple


    Take care ;) ;) ;)
     
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    solvs

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    What do you mean everyone? There was like 1 guy, and he seems to be banned now. You had 1 bad Apple, and now you're through with them? I don't understand. Did you enjoy it before it went bad? If so, wait for the replacement. If it sucks too, and Apple can't help you, no one here will fault you for taking your $2000 elsewhere.

    Some people here are jerks, but most of us are pretty cool. Even if we can be spelling nazis sometimes (OS X comes with a built in spellchecker BTW). I suggest you sleep on it and come back when you feel better and are in less of a bad mood (though I completely understand why you are in a bad mood). I suspect you are just letting off steam and will feel better after it's fixed and you get to know us better. ;)
     

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