Do I (should I) send it back?

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  1. d88co88 macrumors 6502

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    I ordered a refurbished MacBook Pro off of the online apple store. When it came, I realized it didn't have an SD card slot, it was the express slot. I checked the description of what I bought, and it says it was supposed to have an SD card slot. I would rather have the SD card slot, and it IS a newer model. Is it worth returning? And if I return it, can I have them install the current hard drive? Thanks!!!
     
  2. falterego macrumors 6502

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    If it said SD card slot I'd assume that's a more recent model. If it came with an express card slot I think it's a bit older. If it were me I'd return it. As for the drive, I think you're better off doing a Carbon Copy Clone of it to another disc and wait for the replacement Mac to show up. The return facility could be completely different from the shipping facility, and even if they are the same, who's to say it won't get messed up by the shipper or whoever receives the laptop.
     
  3. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I got the 2.4 GHz Model with 2 gigs of ram, did they make that in the newer model?
     
  4. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    You definitely got an older notebook and should return it as soon as possible. The last MacBook pro to have 2 GB ram was the 2009 base 13" with 2.26GHz C2D. All others have had 4 GB ram for the past couple generations.
     
  5. falterego macrumors 6502

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    You can check the different models at EveryMac.com. If there was a model ID on the item's page you can compare it to the individual models from everymac. If the model ID and other info doesn't seem to match up with what the refurb site showed then I'd contact them and see about returning it.

    Keep in mind, there can be more than one model that share the same model ID, so that shouldn't be the only indicator you use. The last 2.4 GHz model to come with 2 GB of memory is this one http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/stats/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.4-aluminum-15-late-2008-unibody-specs.html
     
  6. demonsavatar macrumors regular

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    I think you may have ordered the wrong model. What were you trying to order? 15", 13"? How much did you pay? Post a link to the page with the item.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If it comes with a 2.4GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, and an ExpressCard slot, it's the Late 2008 model.
     
  8. gigi11192 macrumors member

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    apparently its the old model, probably the 2008.
    if i were you, i have no reason to hesitate. Get a refund. and buy the new model if you want.
     
  9. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I ordered the 15" and it said in the description it had an SD card slot. All I have is my confirmation email though.
    sd card.png
     
  10. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    I think that was just an error in their description.

    I can't even find that laptop in the refurb section anymore, do you have a link for it, or did they just run out of stock?
     
  11. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I checked and I would guess they ran out of stock.
     
  12. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

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    Ummm, I hate to break this news to you, but the "SD" in that description means "Super Drive".
     
  13. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    If you are not happy with the item return before it is past the 14 days, especially since it is listed wrong.
     
  14. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? Oh well, I am almost positive that the description said it would have an SD card slot, I'll check my browser history when I get home.
     
  15. warrena macrumors member

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    Exchange it if you can but if you have to keep it, just get an ExpressCard SD card reader. I have the Sonnet ExpressCard reader that fits flush in the slot and works great.
     
  16. secretanchitman macrumors 6502

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    bingo. was $20 shipped for me, and it'll read tons of other formats (except compactflash obviously). best of both worlds.
     
  17. Tmacfan4321 macrumors regular

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    Nice catch. I can't believe that we didn't pick up on that earlier.
     
  18. demonsavatar macrumors regular

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    There are no 2010 macbook pros that ship with 2 x 1GB ram either.
     
  19. DIMEZ macrumors 6502a

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    is thus the one they had for $1250? i say keep it i made a thread on this today. More than likely they are going to charge you 1350-1400 for a 2009 version
     
  20. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    Return it for the 13" macbook or the 13" macbook pro. They are a much much better deal. This model is pure garbage at this time to buy.
     
  21. Alvi macrumors 65816

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    Odd model, I think refurbs are mostly latest gen devices, and as far as i knew Express Card Slots only exist on 17" MBP's
     
  22. d88co88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I really need the 15" though for my graphic design/website design. I don't want to pay any more than I bought this one for.
     
  23. DIMEZ macrumors 6502a

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    keep it, it is a great machine...play with it ands see
     

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