Build week 46 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rgleason, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. rgleason macrumors newbie


    Feb 2, 2008
    New London, NH - Boston, MA
    So I just wanted to post a little tidbit that I have noticed about build weeks and defects. My friend just received his 2.4 MBP today. The thing is flawless, as is my 2.8. I checked his serial number and his is from the same build week as mine, which is week 46. Now, I have talked to a few other folks with defects all from before week 46, including someone who was sending their week 45 MBP back for replacement. All of a sudden it seems like from the few situations that I have seen most, if not all, of the defects that were appearing seem to magically be disappearing. Just my two cents but I sure hope for everyone else out there looking to buy that this is true.
  2. lscangus macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    That is great, i have just requested for a replacement today. same spec as yours. What week is this week?

    The one i am replacing is week 43

    9C84 Screen Perfect
    Loose battery cover
    Slight Dent, about 1MM

  3. toddwoodford macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2008
    I also have build 43 and sending back to Apple for repair. Will they repair or replace? I have a week hinge and slight movement in my battery door.
  4. jmmm macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2008
  5. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    Serial number, 4th and 5th digits.
  6. jeff48 macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2008
    My MBP 2.8 320@7200 is build week 43 and is perfect.
  7. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
  8. bitesize macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2008
    Replacement from week 45. Whole LCD screen is offset back 2mm when shut.

    I hope I don't get another week 45 build sent to me. I have a feeling sometimes they have surpluses, and they just send those. b/c when I asked for my replacement, my status changed instantly to Prepared to ship.
  9. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    Exactly which calendar week is build week 46? I ordered a new CTO MBP 2-3 days ago, curious to know what build week this likely would be.
  10. spgiva macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    My (replacement) MBP (2.53 ghz) is build week 43 and also perfect. Not sure which week my original was from.

  11. bcaslis macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2008
    I have both a week 40 and week 44. Both are fine with no problems (not even a dead pixel).
  12. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2008
  13. SkylerXR macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    I had two defective week 44 2.53's, but the 3rd one was perfect (also week 44), so I think this theory is really valid.
  14. megamouse macrumors member

    Sep 7, 2008
    week 45, alright so far

    what seems to be the problem for your friends' wk 45 MBP anyway??
  15. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    Week 46. Perfect minus a pretty weak hinge. Or maybe the hinge is good. I haven't seen any news on the hinges, but when I am in bed and have my laptop on my knees, my screen will want to fall. But... it still feels pretty stiff. Not sure.

    Love it minus this trackpad.
  16. shoopaman macrumors 6502


    Nov 17, 2008
    glad to hear that production is implementing QC, finally. I gave up after my 4th... gonna go pick up one tomorrow.
  17. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    You'll get used to the trackpad. The hinge is normal. The new displays are a bit heavier and will start to close if tilted forward to much or chassis is too elevated. It's a "feature" that's been posted about previously.
  18. EngenZerO macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2008
    Denver, CO
    week 41... no issues...

    keys look good. tight battery cover. nice screen (no dead pixels or weird light leaks). no fan rattle.

    only issue... speaker grill has a few lines that connect the holes diagonally... no big deal...

    very happy camper!

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