Macbook : what to look for after buying one.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheBrazilianGuy, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. TheBrazilianGuy macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Looking back to previous posts shows much less people complaining
    about hardware issues, as expected.

    Therefore, if someone bought (or is going to buy) a Macbook, what
    he/she should look for after starting OSX for the first time ?

    Rev A (CD) :
    a. Noise
    b. Flickering screen
    c. Excess of heat
    d. Discoloration after some weeks
    e. cracked hinges

    Rev. B (C2D) :
    a. Flickering screen ?

    Is there anything else ?
    I have seen some people going for the refurbs and it occurred to me that
    these are things that they should be aware of.
  2. snowmoon macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Albany, NY
  3. jamdr macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    I dunno about all that, the first thing I'd do after buying any laptop is check for dead pixels.

    This doesn't necessary pertain to your post but I really wish people would stop spreading the FUD about the "Moo" in CD MacBook Pros. If you keep your software is up to date, the problem was fixed a long time ago with the SMC update.
  4. Juicebar992 macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2007
    why care?

    After purchasing a MB, thinking about how to use it in better ways. Why bother thinking of so many troubles? enjoy your mb please....if you do care of mb discoloration, try Marware, shiledzone, or other protection packs..
  5. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Digital World
    Oh! Please! When will people stop being so picky about their macs.
    To OP: Don't worry, these problems were fixed already.
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    The first thing I'd do is enjoy it, and worry about faults when I seem them rather than actively searching for things wrong with something. I don't think I'd want to meet you if this is the same sort of examination process you use after meeting people for the first time, every time you order food, or every time you buy any product.
  7. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    As much as I respect everybody's opinion, my original post is NOT intended
    to offend Mac zealots or being picky on the Macs (or any other purchased
    product for that matter).

    You have a grace period of 14 days after the date of purchase to return
    your Mac if you are not satisfied (paying a reasonable fee) OR replace it to
    another machine in case of hardware/software issues.
    Some problems are quite obvious (DOA, loud noise, etc) but there are
    people in this world (not only Macrumors readers) who are not aware of
    other technical defects which may affect them in the future (ex: bad screens,
    plastic at the vents, etc).

    Obs. Thanks, nazmac21, snowmoon and jamdr.
  8. nazmac21 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2007
    Digital World
  9. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    I have to come to this site to learn all about these problems. That is because no one I know is having issues. I have a MBP, my wife a MP. I just gave my nephew a 17" PM. I bought 2 MB's for other family members. We have three at work. Guess what, no issues! Maybe everyone with an issue shows up here? I do not know. But, statistically you are unlikely to have any issues, so just enjoy the thing.
  10. TheBrazilianGuy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    That's exactly the reason why I posted the OP here. I felt
    that some readers here would go to the last bit of detail
    on anything related to Macs (just check the last info about
    iPhone ads at Oscar night) and maybe there were something
    else I needed to know.

    Anyway, I was also following Apple's discussions and the lack of
    major issues is what made me buy one last weekend.
    So far it has been a pleasant experience. :rolleyes:


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