We shoudn't be mad at apple.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by imacintel, May 27, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    MacBooks are made by ASUSTEK. Known for good laptops and desktop machines. Apple may not of requested this much thermalpaste, it may just be ASUS being stupid. I am mad at asustek too, because they made my MotherBoard,in my HpPavilion A500n, and not too much thermal paste, but none! NONE! I burnt my finger. So basically what I am saying here, there is a possibilty ASUS is stupid, and we shouldn't be blaming apple.:)
  2. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Thats some good spin but who gets your money?:)
  3. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    You make a awesome point.Apple does. But maybe some of that goes to ASUS?
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Asus isn't building the machines, most likely, since they're not a Chinese company. Their sub-contractor in China has done bad work.

    Still, in the end, Apple gets the money and they need to make certain that Asus knows that they have to fix the situation and they need to contact their sub-contractor to correct the problem. While it's not something unique, Apple hasn't had much luck with products being built in China.

    Inexpensive shouldn't be cheap.
  5. Copland macrumors regular


    May 26, 2006
    Rochester, NY
    I'm sure ASUSTEK gets some of the money from sales.

    However, it's difficult to know who's fault it is. Some bonehead at Apple might have told ASUSTEK to put a ton of thermal paste on the processors.
    Or, some bonehead at ASUSTEK decided that however much thermal paste Apple said to put on wasn't enough, and added more.

    Whatever the case, it think it is Apple's responsibility to make sure that ASUSTEK is making the computers according to design and making sure that the computers that they sell work properly.
  6. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Asus is building the MacBook but I don't think they make the MBP. There don't seem to be very many MacBook buyers who are unhappy about their machines. Not many even seemed to have that issue with the plastic, and only a few have reported mooing and whining. Asus has done a good job.
  7. taytho macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2005
    KC, MO
    Bottom line.... Apple has their name and logo all over it and gets the glory of building this awesome machine..... they also get the heat when the customers get too much heat.
  8. ibooksux macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2006
    First, Apple is overseeing (or should be) the manufacturing of all Macs whether they or some subcontractor makes them. Therefore, the responsibility for EVERYTHING lays squarely with Apple, as it is their name on the product.

    But, it is really a matter of figuring out where in the manufacturing process things are going wrong, and what to do to fix it and prevent it from happening in the future.

    It is my opinion that Apple has been very slack with QC in the past years.
  9. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Clovis, California
    As long as were on the subject of who makes what, can somebody tell me who made my PowerBook? It says made in Tiawan on it. :confused: I know one thing for sure, this PowerBook has been VERY reliable. :)
  10. steve_hill4 macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2005
    NG9, England
    I don't have severe heat problems, do get some whine at times, (not enough in a silent room to irritate me, and any noise distracts you from it anyway). I do know though if a problem occurs, it's down to the manufacturer to resolve, which is Apple, whoever they contract it out too. If it isn't their actual fault, it's down to them to kick ass on behalf of the customers affected.
  11. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    I am pretty sure Asustek is not building the computer just the screens to the MB.

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