15" MBP TB Recall

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bizack, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. bizack macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    Just got back from the Apple Store to return my 15" MBP TB for a 13" MBP TB. During the return/exchange, when the 15" was scanned, a message appeared on the Apple employee's iPhone. My two-day old 15" was to be recalled - I'm guessing for the Graphics Card issues (I had the 455). Just a heads up for anyone with an upgraded 15" MBP TB.
  2. recurrence macrumors member

    Jun 29, 2012
  3. Yoshimura macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2012
    Any reference to the 455 issue? I just bought one 2 hours ago!
  4. bizack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    There wasn't a specific reference - just that that particular model was being recalled (the 455 is my best guess).
  5. Yoshimura macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2012
    Hopefully, is only that particular serial number!!!
  6. Low country macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2016
    South Carolina
    I hope it was recalled and a fix is in the works. This will benefit all of us and I can re-order another one.
  7. PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    Apple messed up with the 2016 Macbook Pro.

    The price is too high. USB-C is worthless right now. The touchbar has very little going for it. There's tons of bugs and issues. The battery is questionable. They took away magsafe. And now recalls?

    Very sad.

    All Microsoft has to do is release Windows 11, and make it amazing. Make it simple. Make it magical. Take away all the extra frills and really give OS X a run for its money. And work on their damn trackpads. Apple is a follower now, they need someone to push them in the direction of simplicity...right now they're copying Microsoft, and Samsung, and all the other brands.
  8. SRTM macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2011
    im guessing it was just your computer to be recalled potentially...
  9. fate0311 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2015
    The 13" MBP nTB is by far the best refresh apple has going for them. Not only aesthetically but functionality without ISSUE.

    For what it is, the base nTB 13" is a decent machine.
  10. monkeydax macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    Oh no we're at it again..I think many first generation Apple products have some issues.
  11. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    What are the complete specs of your machine? You assume it's the 455, but it may be something else. This is the first we've heard of a problem on this forum, I think. Seems strange, to hear something like this in this way. I also have the 455, so i'm concerned. A quick Google brings nothing up.
  12. motorazr macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2006
    The Frozen Waste...wait. Duluth, Minnesota.

    We're still early in ownership... Apple's engineering probably wants computers back that come back with problems..... tho it sounds like yours was just a simple return.
  13. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    Oooh, right! That makes sense. Thanks, they had me worried.
  14. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2016
    It's nice that people are typing in their thoughts about the MBP (Even though it's been weeks, and even I'm tired of it), but did anyone else go to the Apple Store to confirm this "official recall?" Does it extend to 450 and 460? What are the details about it?
  15. TazmoStarkana macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2016
    But that's what they said about the first iPhone. Too expensive. No USB. No apps. Buggy as all hell. Terrible battery life. Etc.

    I'm pissed as all hell too about these issues but next year all of that should be polished. I certainly don't NEED this new MBP, but sure as hell WANT it.

    Apple has us by the balls. We'll just have to wait for it to get better. :)
  16. monkeydax macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    Yep, those complaining and whining out there. This is it. You are the consumer, take it or leave it.
  17. inhalexhale1 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Ridgewood, NJ
    He probably means rev1, and you're splitting hairs.
  18. PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    Splitting hairs?! He told me that it's buggy and problematic because it's a gen 1 product. That's not splitting hairs. Wow.
  19. cforster macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Missouri USA
    Udder lack of quality control? Sure....

    The way people bug out on Apple continues to amaze me. If you don't like their products, don't buy them and move on the the Microsoft forums.
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    I agree 100%!!!!
  20. monkeydax macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2012
    You'll be surprised how some people just love splitting hairs and making a big hoo-haa out of nothing. Any one, young or old, experienced or not, is going to know I meant the first iteration of the new MacBook Pro. :) but that's alright!
  21. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040


    Jul 4, 2015
    A recall would go out as a PR release before any retail store employee hears about it.
  22. lobo1978 macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2011
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    From what I have seen on this forum and knowing how internet is working - this is yet another fake news - just in time for Black Friday.

    It is so sad and pathetic

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  23. sinoka56 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    unless Apple doesn't want to get on the news?

    you can clearly see the people that are having problems here

  24. bizack thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    It was the 2nd stock configuration - 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 2.7GHz Core i7.
  25. Macalway macrumors 68020

    Aug 7, 2013
    Thanks, but moot

    this was answered above. I had forgotten they do this. they will flag random machines for inspection. means nothing.

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