Why do apple repair centres keep MB's

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Paul Wright, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. Paul Wright macrumors regular

    Paul Wright

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    i was just wondering why apple repair centres keep the macbooks while waiting for the parts to come in... i was sat watching tv and just realised what the man at the mac store said to me.

    I was in the apple store on tuesday and he was like "the parts will come in on friday we will do it then and you can pick it up on the night if you so wish. I will need to keep your MB" Hmmm i just realised its going to be sitting in that store for about 3 days waiting, while im on a PC and really bored.

    does anyone know why they do this?

    Well its quiet good, its an exucse for me at school :rolleyes: "Sorry my macbooks in repair" or i could say its a good excuse but its surely annoying
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I have NEVER seen someone as obsessed as you...ever.

    You'd rather take the machine back home, only to return when the parts arrive, and then wait who knows how long while they repair it??? Seriously, let them do their thing and forget about it. Its a fracking computer, not a child or pet.
     
  3. Paul Wright thread starter macrumors regular

    Paul Wright

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    yeah i understand but when all my school work, essays and projects and stuff is on that thing you would understand
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Surely you keep backups? If not, I hope nothing happens during the repair.
     
  5. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    No I don't understand - I make backups of important information pretty frequently.

    Also, you seem to now be using the important data excuse as a cover up, when your real worry is that it might be scratched :eek:

    C'mon admit it...its the first step to recovery.
     
  6. Paul Wright thread starter macrumors regular

    Paul Wright

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    No i didnt keep backups... it passed me i was concentrating more on getting it into the shop... thanks and so do i :cool:
     
  7. Paul Wright thread starter macrumors regular

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    Meh yes im worried about scratches aswell as my data :)

    step 1 complete :) :cool:

    damn i hope it dont get scratched

    i think i have OCD

    meh :(
     
  8. S2NINJA macrumors member

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    i think you have a valid point. disregarding what was said about scratches, pets, ocd, and such, what if that mac was your only computer?

    I know that when i sent in my mbp for a sound board replacement, i certainly would have liked to keep my laptop in my possession while the parts were being ordered. it would have saved me a week of stress.

    in terms of productivity, it would make sense, as i didn't NEED sound in order to do my work. I could have simply used the mac as is until the part arrived. upon arrival, the tech would open it up, replace said part, and if it worked, everyone's happy. if not, obviously he'll need to take the laptop back in in order to further examine it.

    just a thought.
     
  9. Paul Wright thread starter macrumors regular

    Paul Wright

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    Well the mac is my only computer... well i have a gaming PC but i dont like using it for much more than gaming to be honest and im glad you see where im coming from... i just need the macbook, they dont need it. They just have it... hopefully i can pick it up tomorrow
     

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