Any known problems to look out for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tocyk, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. tocyk macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2008
    I just bought my MBP yesterday, and I was wondering if there are things you should always be aware about?

    I just read about calibrating the battery, and yellow screens, etc.

    I recently downloaded the CocoanutBattery program, and somehow my battery has already dropped to 99%, is that normal after only one day of 4/5 of plugged in usage?
  2. Dmac77 macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2008
    Lithium Ion batteries start to lose their capacity the second they are finished being made.

  3. marbles macrumors 68000


    Apr 30, 2008
    EU mostly
    Keep an eye on the temp FanControl .

    Watch the drive entrance for bowing

    Dents in case from drops etc

    otherwise , enjoy your new Mac , you lucky thing you :)
  4. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    You really don't need Fan Control unless you have one of the older MBPs that ran hot while just surfing the web and listening to music. The new ones run much cooler now and only get really hot when you push them hard.
  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    I tend to only 'look for' dead/stuck pixels. If there's anything else it will become apparent as you use it, but I wouldn't go searching for problems ;)
  6. mperdun macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    Virginia, USA
    Make sure you don't use your screen further back than at a 90 degree angle from the base. Apparently the casing has a hard time handling the screen being used back as far as it goes and it gets cracks in the casing and you'll end up like a few of us have with the screen totally falling off the unit.

    Its been a good laptop though and holds up pretty well all things considered. I have noticed the power drains fast, so I keep it plugged in when I can.

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