My new MacPro rocks! (No, it really rocks)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bismarck, Nov 14, 2006.

  1. Bismarck macrumors newbie

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    I bought my first Mac, and chose the MacPro because:
    1. I thought the mini was cool, but I decided I would wind up hanging external drives all over it.
    2. I didn't want a laptop.
    3. I didn't want to buy one with a dedicated monitor, since I have spare LCD's already.
    4. The MacPro was the only other option, and it had room to grow, and I could afford it so what the hey?

    It arrived today. Took it out of the box and set it up on my desk. And it wobbles like an old wooden chair. I haven't even turned the thing on yet, and I am bummed out about something. A big heavy steel case like that and it wobbles.:( I don't want to ship it back and wait so I guess I'll put it on some ribber pads.

    Oh well, it is a refurb, so I saved $300 from the regular price. Probably why someone else returned it.
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    if you really want to see if the feet are uneven, you get a spirit level to them. Are you sure its not just the floor thats uneven?

    Congrats on your buy, anyways. :)
     
  3. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    yeah I hate when things I buy don't fit into mass of my home exactly as I'd planned. I had to return my last tv because it was giving me evil looks. And I returned that one toaster oven for reflecting light onto the fridge.

    And the less said about that good for nothing soap dish the better.


    get over it man, it's a computer, not a sculpture. I'm sure you're next post will be along the lines of "my mac pro's fans make noise when they spin!" :rolleyes:
     
  4. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    hey, if you think you have a problem, wobbling. RETURN IT!!! bring it in for servicing.

    dont take a computer your not happy with . get a cherry unit!!! make yourself happy!! you deserve the best apple has to offer, not take a lemon.
     
  5. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    why so angry? why come on a forum and make fun of someone who's upset that their very expensive purchase is defective? it's very low, leave the guy alone.

    i feel bad for you OP, i would want my Apple to be perfect. As ScarletFever said, maybe someone other than apple can fix this..
     
  6. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Because this isn't defective, it's a minor "flaw" and this guy is suggesting some one returned it over that. I highly doubt people are buying high end work stations and returning them because they wobble. This isn't a freaking end table here.

    I just think some people need a reality check on what counts as a problem.
     
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Seriously. The last thing a $2000+ purchase should do is wobble. Maybe a sculpture IS supposed to wobble, but a MacPro sure as hell isn't.
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    That is ridiculous. I wonder how you'd like it if you'd actually bought it. You act like it's too much to ask for a purchase that large that it doesn't come crooked.
     
  9. Bismarck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think you're the one that needs a reality check. I put some rubber pads under it and it is fine. I said I wasn't going to return it, so I don't know where you got the idea that I was making a big issue out of this. So I came searching here to see if there were others that had this happen. Not finding anything in the search, I posted a comment and wasted your valuable time by forcing you to read it.
     
  10. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    I trashed mine earlier this year for the same reason. Whenever I turned to CNN or Fox or ABC I got scared of what I saw...
     
  11. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    Walk into Home Depot and buy four soft rubber pads and stick them to the stands of the Mac Pro. Problem solved. Congrats on the purchase.
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Anyhow, putting on bigger rubber feet or using a rubber/cork pad will reduce the case noise more than standard anyhow.
     
  13. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Hey, your one the who posted this "problem" on the net for all to see, don't get upset because not everyone is kissing your booboo better.

    Yes, if you spend 2/k + on a machine it should be "flawless", but I think some people's idea of a flaw is over some very minor things. I mean for poops sake, you fixed this problem on your own, yet you still felt the need to share you adventure with everyone here.

    Why not post "my shoe came undone, but I tied it back up, stupid shoe"
     
  14. Bismarck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't ask for anyone to do anything. I didn't call it a problem, that is your word though you put it in quotes. I simply stated what happened and that I was bummed (which I think for $2000+, is not overreacting). But the main reason I wrote anything was that I thought the title would be funny and that others might get a laugh out of it. Instead, it caused you great pain and consternation that someone would waste your bandwidth. That's OK, I used to do stand-up comedy 25 years ago, and there were always some as*h*les.

    You decided how small my problem is on your own. You've probably got a picture in your mind about some 1/16 of an inch difference. It's like a quarter of an inch and I used the user guide under the corner until I needed to read it.

    My shoes do come untied sometimes. But guess what ? I tied them, so it's my fault if I didn't do a good job of it the first time. I'm thinking of switching to velcro, because it just works.

    But in the end, it's all about you and whether you think the post is worthy of your approval. It's a shame you can't just delete stuff you don't like off the Internet and life.
     
  15. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Well, I'm not going to help this discussion one bit here...
    In my experience there is one reason for G5 / MacPro machine to have bent 'handles/feet/aluminium things' -- and that's because they were either shipped improperly packaged or received an almighty whallop during transportation.

    I would reject any device containing a hard drive and optical drive, that I suspected of being mistreated in shipping.

    Remember, if you take a Powerbook into Apple for warranty service with a dead hard drive, and the case is dented indicating the machine had been dropped, regardless of distance, you have a fair chance of Apple disallowing the warranty repair for 'abuse' and you lose out the drive and all or a part of your remaining Applecare. I don't see why the theory shouldn't be applied in reverse.
     
  16. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    @Bismarck

    I didn't get the title of the thread until you said you used to do stand up and then I went back to check it. I think it would have worked better without the bit in parentheses. Did you know that the original velcro was made with metal mesh.
     
  17. Neonguy macrumors 6502

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    Pictures? But I feel your pain. I'm like that too. If I spend anything over 1K, you bet it have to be PERFECT! It's your hard earn cash. You have to live with this baby for a long time, so yeah you have all the right to moan and b##ch about it! hehe.
     
  18. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW I 100% agree with dornoforpyros, this is not a flaw, get a life.
     
  19. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Shut up. It's a flaw.

    Does it say anywhere in the Apple manual that it's meant to wobble?

    I can't quite see Steve on stage "we've got some really great products for you today"

    "the new upgraded MacPro, with built in wobble" *applause* "let's have a demo" *crowd cheers*

    No I don't quite think so.



    @bismarck - get some of those little rubber feet, or cork things you can stick on stuff and even it out, or send it back to Apple. I wouldn't put up with something like that...
     
  20. Bismarck thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, and another mistake was that in front of a live audience, I would not have launched into a discussion of where the joke came from. I would have moved on to my next joke. Timing.
     
  21. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Well this would definitely fall into MY idea of a flaw. A pretty big flaw. Is that a problem? Would you like to berate me a little to make yourself feel good?
     
  22. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Does it say anywhere in the manual that it's suppose to take up space? Or that it's suppose to cast a shadow?

    Now atleast Canada Ram's response makes sense, if it appears to have been abused/improperly shipped there's a problem. But that's not what the OP said, he said "it wobbles and I'm kinda bummed" and "it's a refurb, probably why it was returned" not "damn, this thing seems kinda like it got banged up during shipping, I wonder what else inside might be effected?"

    I'm just saying, use your head before you come on hear and cry about your problems.

    A BIG flaw now? Well damn, I can't argue with that, I mean I bet the thing won't even start up with such a big flaw. This big flaw must really hinder the operation of the machine. Can you get online with a tower that wobbles?

    Lets review,
    plugging your macpro in and having it explode = big problem
    attempting to turn it on and having nothing happen = big problem
    using macpro for 5-6 months and then having HD crash and losing everything = big problem

    a macpro that wobbles = priceless...er I mean not a big problem :p
     
  23. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    Neither does it say that your foot will hurt if you kick it.
     
  24. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Dude, give it up. If you bought a brand new car and it had a big dent in it, you'd call it a flaw. I'm sure you could still drive it to your anger management meetings, but it doesn't mean it's not flawed.
     
  25. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    Well this would have to be a Brand New machine for that to be a far comparison. He bought a refurb (also known as used). So that argument doesn't really make sense.

    I'm just saying, the OP is making a mountain out of a mole hill.
     

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