Advise needed for buying MacBook Pro mid 2015

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  1. Fjallbacka, Nov 1, 2015
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    Fjallbacka macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm planning on upgrading my late 2011 MB pro (which stopped working because of the graphics card problem) and as I live in Argentina there are not official apple retail stores to get it repaired.
    So that is my concern, I want to know if the new MacBook Pro 15" mid 2015 (model mjlt2ll/a) has the staingate or any other problem because if it does I won't be able to repair it again (and I'd kill somebody if it happens to me again :mad:).

    Regards
     
  2. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Aren't there any Apple Authorized repair shops in Argentina ? I would be very angry if there was not. What about calling Apple with a toll free number and ask them ?

    As for no blemish products, that would be wonderful but it does and will happen to some again. I've had no issues but others have.
     
  3. Fjallbacka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've already talked to apple and they told me that there was one near me, I went there and they laughed on my face they didn't even sell Apple products. Then I've seen that there are 2 authorized repair shops in here but on the capital (800km far from where I live) but that is not the problem. The actual problem is that the parts required for doing the replacement need to be imported and there are some government restrictions with importations.
    So long story short I have total uncertainty of whether it is going to be repaired or not, and when will I have my MacBook on my hand if I take it somewhere in Argentina.

    And for the second topic, are you sure about that? I've been doing some research (but I wanted to make sure by creating a post in here) that the issue "ended" in the 2015 models (last reported one were the 2014 ones). In that case, there are not "safe" MacBooks yet? Steve Jobs will be rolling in his grave.
     
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    I'm very sorry but I would strongly discourage you to buy an apple product in a country where it isn't officially supported.
     
  5. Fjallbacka, Nov 1, 2015
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    Fjallbacka thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's something really sad to hear :( I love OS X and MBs exterior design, and I'm really used to it. I don't know if I could handle using a W10 Notebook.
     
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    I feel for you, but it would be a risky business if you need servicing..... and a MBP is an expensive computer
     
  7. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    It all depends on your budget. If you have enough money, you could simply fly to another country to get it serviced. Flying is cheap nowadays.

    Also there are companies that allow you to order something online in the US, then they'll ship it from the US to another (your) country.
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    To be totally honest, the "staingate" issue has been totally blown out of proportion. I'm not saying that it doesn't exist, I'm just saying that it's not as common as reading through this message board would lead you to believe.

    If you need a new computer now is as good a time as any to buy one. Although, as someone else already pointed out, buying a computer that isn't supported in your country can be problematic if you need to have it serviced at any point.
     
  9. ratbastard macrumors newbie

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    fjallbacja,
    I regularly see Apple certified refurbished units at macsales.com, otherwise known as other world computing. They are an established company & apple accessory provider. Their Apple certified refurbished units include the 1 year warranty with option for AppleCare.

    ratbastard
     

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