Checklist for rmbp 16Gb, 2.6

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xfreeflyerx, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. xfreeflyerx macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I just ordered a refurb rMBP.

    What checks should I do ?

    First Mac and not sure how good the refurb will work out. There seems to be a few issues reading through the forum with the machine.

    VMs by night and video editing by day will be the main business.

    Many thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There is no checklist you need to go through. Just turn it on and start using it. Refurbs are a very good deal, and are fully covered by the same warranty as new Macs. In some ways, a refurb is a safer bet than a new Mac. Enjoy your Mac and don't worry about it, as you are covered for defects for at least a year, longer if you buy AppleCare.
     
  3. B... macrumors 68000

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    When you first get it, check it for cosmetic damage. Check the screen for muras, stuck or burned-out pixels, etc. Then use it normally for any issues.
     
  4. BuCkDoG macrumors 6502

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    There really is no "checklist" you have to perform as most refurbished Macs are pretty good. Just check for cosmetic damage. For the most part, the machine is a great machine. I have had mine now for a couple months and I can definitely confirm that this machine can take a beating. Whatever you throw at it, it can handle. I would just suggest hopefully you get a Samsung Display over an LG Display. LG had some problems with the ghosting issues early on in the production so hopefully you can avoid that. Secondly, hope for a SamSung SSD, I believe it is the PM 830 even though the 840/840 pro is out now, but hope for the samsung SSD and the SanDisk are a bit slower, although not by much. Other than that, you should be good in my opinion. Good Luck!
     
  5. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    The only things I would check for are scratches / dings in the case and dead or stuck pixels on the screen.

    After the return period Apple will not necessarily replace your display for a single or small number of dead / stuck pixels depending on how noticeable they are.
     

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