Playing detective at Apple store

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  1. ntsapp3, Dec 5, 2006
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  2. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    take it out at the store and check it all out. I don't know how to check for dead pixels. I've read that people notice them at start up, i.e. the blue screen, but other than that I think you just notice them. You really shouldn't find anything wrong with it. The reason you hear about soo many problems is because people post their problems...the people on the boards w/out problems aren't posting...another Thursday, another day with no problems....you know. So open it there, check it out for any crazy damage, I guess those pixels, and enjoy it.
     
  3. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't worry too much. Odds are you will get a pristine machine. After all you are buying new and direct from the source. Also, if there is a problem they will sort it out for you so even if the worst case scenario happens they will certainly rectify it for you. This is the advantage of buying new and not through the refurb store online. Enjoy your new toy! x Tom
     
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  5. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly, no reason to take it all out there and ruin your battery calibration. Odds are it will be perfect, or you can take it back the next day.
     
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    the refurbished machines have the EXACT same warranty as new ones :D
     
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    It might be hard, since you're in a store, but put your ear right at the base of the screen hinge and listen for noises. Mine sounded like radio static mixed with wind blowing. It's hard to hear in a noisy place, but drove me nuts in a quiet room. Adjust the screen brightness while you are listening. I had a hard drive that made a weird sound when I moved the computer around. So with it in your hands, wobble it around to see if you hear any noises from the left of the trackpad. You can register it all and then try putting it to sleep and see how it wakes up (also set it up to ask for a password for when you wake it from sleep, mine has a harder time waking up when I have it set for a password).
    That's all I can think of. But I imagine you'd get a pretty decent machine.
     
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    Do you know what your resellers return policy is???
     
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