Do I (should I) send it back?

d88co88

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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!!!
 

falterego

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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.
 

d88co88

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

kny3twalker

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

falterego

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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
 

demonsavatar

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

alphaod

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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.
 

gigi11192

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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!!!
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.
 

d88co88

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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.
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
 

DanMacApple

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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.
 

d88co88

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

warrena

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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.
 

secretanchitman

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

DIMEZ

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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
 

Frosties

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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.
 

Alvi

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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
 

d88co88

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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.
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.
 
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