Your Rev. A, OK?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by _bnkr612, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    Just curious about those with Rev. A models. Who is still using them as a primary machine and is it working as well (you might have had a bad first model, please share) as when you first acquired it?

    Just after the X.4.6 update, I realized how nice my single 1.6 PM has been to me now for 2 years. My only gripe is the kinda loud fan.

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Rev. A iBook G4 / 12" / 640MB / 40GB HD / AE / BT, since Dec. 2003. It's still great. Getting to feel a little some point, I think I might sell it and get a newer (used) iBook G4.
  3. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2005
    I have a rev. A MacBook Pro, and it is NOT okay.

    I have several of the famous issues, including heat, buzz, screen alignment when closed, and screen buzz. But due to the recall, I'm going to send it back and get a new one. Hopefully the new one will be cooler and not have the buzz.

    My only question is that my RAM slot (underneath) is dented. It's not very noticable at a glance unless you look at it closely or feel it, but I'm afraid if the Apple Genius sees it that he thinks I did it and I'd lose my AppleCare. It came like that. I probably won't mention it as they're replacing the MacBook Pros, but should I take it in at all? I mean, these problems are managable, but I don't want to lose my AppleCare.
  4. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I have a rev a, not only is this my first mac its also my primary machine. My only complaints are the heat and the buzzing noise. I bought a 2nd battery for long flights :D

    When I jumped into trying out mac, I totally dove in. I am really hoping the powermac intels come out soon. When they do, I am gonna pick one up as my workstation. Then, I will be able to send the machine back to be repaired.
  5. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2003
    Long Beach, California
    I have a Rev. A Dual 2 G5; it has its share of problems, but nothing too bad.

    It doesn't like to go to sleep—it'll crash shortly after it's woken up.

    It doesn't like to be shut down either—when starting up, it'll usually crash, requiring a hard reboot to work.

    Other than that, it's a pretty good machine. One of my processors died a year and a half ago, and the repair providers thought that would fix the other problems; it didn't. Hopefully I'll be able to complain sometime this summer after school is out and get my machine fixed up before AppleCare expires.
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia

    Same. Mine has slightly different specs but it's a lil' soldier. I haven't had any issues with it. I think the original G4 iBook was one of Apple's better achievements. :)
  7. mjstew33 macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    I had the rev. a iMac G3, I don't have it anymore, but there were no problems at all. Happy camper here. :)

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