Can I try out MBP and return for a refund?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

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    Hello, for the past week, the fan of my 2010 MBP sounds like a vacuum cleaner and whenever I stop typing, there is a long pause before I can type again. Is it a sign that the machine is dying? We don't know when Apple will release a new MBP for sure. Can I try out the MBP 2017 and if I don't like it return it to Apple for a full refund? If that is the case, how do I remove all data from the SSD?
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Yes you can you get 14 days to return for a full refund no questions asked, you can use the disk utility to secure erase you drive when needed.
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    It is stated in "good condition". I don't know about the current keyboard but in the past, even typing caused scratches on the keys. Will there be a problem?
     
  4. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you need a new computer, or need to upgrade your current one.

    How much RAM does it have and how big is the HDD or SDD?
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    8GB Max already. When I changed from HDD to SSD, the performance was noticeably much better. Last week, for strange reason, the performance was similar or worse than the time when I used HDD. Could it be due to the Specter/Meltdown patches?
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    That's usually the classic sign that a process is using all of the processor. This causes the processor to run at full speed, which causes it to get hot, which causes the fans to run full-speed.

    If you run Activity Monitor and look at the CPU tab, what does the chart at the bottom look like?

    Mine shows my processor is 91.73% idle. So no fans needed.

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  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

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    Mine shows: System 9.42%, User: 3.22%, Idle: 48.85%. Treads: 1716, Processes: 438

    I noticed that FirefoxCP Web Content takes 103.9% CPU followed by WindowServer at 28.7% CPU.

    Anything unusual?
     

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