Anyones Macbook Flawless ?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by udflyer, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. udflyer macrumors 6502

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    As I wait for my BB delivery today, I see a ton of beachball, had to rebuild machine etc.... and to expect that ?

    Anyone just work without needing to re-image ?
     
  2. tx26257 macrumors member

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    The beach ball was easy to fix and my best buy MacBook is perfect
     
  3. udflyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I should re-image it ? Is that what you did ?
     
  4. tx26257 macrumors member

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    No I didn't need file vault for my needs so when stuck I just rebooted and went on just fine. In fact not additional user
     
  5. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    Just wait for whatever process to complete. You can add however many steps to the process, or just have coffee and a donut.

    Apple has gotten better with launch day devices. My latest iDevices (iPad Air 2, iPhone 6, rMBP 13 and rMB 12) were all purchased launch weekend and have been absolutely perfect.
     
  6. newellj macrumors 601

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    Mine is flawless. I did erase and reinstall OS X from Internet Recovery (cmd + option + r) but I am a belt and suspenders sort of person. The build quality on this is exceptional, better than any other Mac laptop I've owned. Yes, there are a few reports of flaws - someone had uneven keyboard backlighting and there was a machine reported DOA. These things happen - I would not be worried.
     
  7. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

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    I did not have any issues but also for this machine I'm not using firevault.
     
  8. hypno macrumors regular

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    Yes mine. Just wait for the beach ball to finish. It took mine at least 15 minutes, but probably even longer. It will finish.
     
  9. Theophil1971, Apr 17, 2015
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    Mine had/has no flaws. 1.2/512 model in Space Grey. I did enable FileVault at setup, and experienced zero delays, hangs or beach balls. I've not had any problems whatsoever. Mine came with10.10.2, so I upgraded after initial setup. That too went well.

    Don't forget that often these forums are like the ER...people often come because they've got problems. There are likely many, many trouble free users who are happily computing away, and whom you simply don't hear from.

    There's hope!
     
  10. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502

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    Mine is flawless... and believe me I've been looking for flaws. Everything from the display to the keyboard to software, no issues whatsoever.

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    One thing I've learned is skip connecting to the Internet during the initial setup process. Connect only after you get to the desktop. No beachballs.
     
  11. Don909 macrumors newbie

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    I had an issue with the transfer of data from my TM backup. I saw "3 minutes remaining" for 45 minutes.

    I am happy I was patient and the last application section transferred without problem.

    I was very close to aborting the process and doing it manually - glad I waited.

    The keyboard and screen are superb - very happy. Fit and finish are perfect.

    SG base model.

    Don
     
  12. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I've had no issues of note. I didn't turn on file vault until I had the computer for a few days, after I did the OS X update. I turned file vault on and went to bed, so I don't know what happened over night, but everything was fine the next morning.
     
  13. Mindinversion macrumors 6502

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    No issues here.

    Note: I don't use file vault.
     
  14. newellj macrumors 601

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    Just for clarity, you didn't wind up with two user accounts?
     
  15. hypno macrumors regular

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    Correct. I just sat and waited. It may have been sitting at the FileVault for 30 minutes to be totally honest. I was on a conference call and it ran while I was in the conference call. More than 15 minutes, but less than an hour.
     
  16. ME Nick macrumors member

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    When you did the Internet Recovery, did you first go into the Disk Utility to reformat the hard drive? Or did you just reinstall OSX from the start?
     
  17. newellj macrumors 601

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    I gave it about 10 minutes and decided that administering capital punishment would be swift and completely effective. ;)
     
  18. legioxi macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. I just let it do its thing when the beachball came up. It eventually finished and I completed the setup. Wasn't a big deal.
     
  19. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I had the beach ball stall on the Vault page. I just shut down the computer and restarted it. Everything has been smooth since. However, I did not back up my computer. I like to use each laptop from scratch.
     
  20. nj-mac-user macrumors 6502

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    I believe that only happens when you try to start over during it (ie. power off then back on).
     
  21. burgman macrumors 65816

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    How many complaints equal a ton? My space grey 512GB came to life flawlessly I used file vault, no double user accounts, took about 20 minutes including 10.10.3. Now my work supplied I7 Surface Pro 3 took almost 2 hours to come to life with 68 updates, in 4 days my Macbook has downloaded 2 updates, 10.10.3 and a supplemental update.. I received mine on Tuesday. Thursday I started to have a couple of software glitches but the new software update fixed them. So far they have not returned. I'm a type that thinks the designers and engineers are smarter than me. So I don't so any extra tweaking, erase and restore, re-image, etc, etc unless it is needed. Mine didn't, YMMV
     
  22. newellj macrumors 601

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    Windows Update. I am actually a strong proponent of Windows 8.1 but omigosh, the carnage and delay involved with a fresh installation is unbelievable. :(
     
  23. tgwaste macrumors 6502a

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    I had to do the reinstall (cmd+R) but it was fast enough. Other than that, works great.
     
  24. udflyer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Arggggg.

    Just got it.

    Turned on, Flashed battery 4%, powered on again, started setup.

    Currently beach balling on create account....really apple ?
     
  25. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    No issues during initial setup, however I have not enabled File Vault. Read enough posts over the last few days to know not to turn that on during setup. I'll enabled it and let it run overnight.
     

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