Do not read this forum if you get jealous easy, I got a free MBP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RedDragon870503, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. RedDragon870503 macrumors 6502

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    The other day one of my co-workers came to me and said the Apple Store (Authorized Retailer) couldn't revive or recover her data off of her Santa Rosa MPB. They told her it would require and I am quoting here "a new screen board". Which would run her $900! Whatever the hell a screen board is!? To their credit the display, for reasons I do not understand, was not responding. Target disk mode was no dice either.

    I told her I wanted to take a look at it, I loaded up some data recovery software (ProSoft Data Rescue II)... and launched it into target disc mode. The software immediately recognized it and repaired it. I made a backup of her stuff onto my iMac and subsequently an external. I delivered this to her and SHE WAS ECSTATIC! She had already bought a new MBP and thought she had lost all of her stuff. She is a graphics design student, so this was bad.

    Long story short I asked her if I could tinker with it a little more and she said "sure, I didn't know what I was going to do with it anyway!"

    I take it home and a few minutes later wham bam the laptop runs like a top!

    Lucky me! Just wanted to share my story! :apple:
     
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  4. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    i guess i missed the part where she said you could keep it...?
     
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    I am lost why your friend did not just return the thing?
     
  7. RedDragon870503 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because it is out of warrenty. ;)

    I suppose I wasn't clear, she said I could keep it. :)
     
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    you didn't tell her it works now? Not very nice of you.
     
  10. RedDragon870503 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I see what you are saying. She was planning an upgrade anyway.

    I did, she said "what do I need two computers for?"
     
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  12. RedDragon870503 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I suppose that is all I was looking for :eek:

    Just wanted to share my good fortune... Now what to do with a Santa Rosa MBP... :rolleyes:
     
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    Just be happy for the guy.

    Congrats on the new mbp.
     
  14. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I am. There was just a couple of holes in the first post. All good now.
     
  15. RedDragon870503 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True, plus moral of the story:

    If someone asks you to recover some very important data off of a failing computer: DO IT!
     
  16. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Well that's great for you Reddragon but to be honest, your post made it seem like you got a free brand new MBP, there's really nothing to be jealous over in this situation but that was nice you helped someone and they let you have their old machine. Enjoy. :cool:
     
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    I might win....

    I bought a Powerbook G4 in September of 2003. During the summer of 2006, the laptop had a constant problem of locking up, so I sent it in around the second week of July. I was headed back to school in August and figured it was Apple, so it would be fixed quickly. After about a month of, "your part is on back order" I was finally told by a upper level person that they were going to just replace my laptop. The women told me that the problem was that they did not carry the Powerbook G4 anymore and parts were hard to locate, so they were going to have to replace it with the new line of laptops called Macbook Pro and would that be okay. Ummm Yes! I have not bought a laptop since September of 2003!

    I just had to share this with like minds.
     
  19. paeza macrumors regular

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    Anyone here need help for recovering data :D:D
     
  20. milamber macrumors regular

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    If you fixed her computer why doesn't she return the new one she bought and just use the old one again instead of you ripping her off whoever much a new MBP costs?
     
  21. blurfonz macrumors regular

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    A show or gratitude maybe?

    Anyway congrats!
     
  22. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Your friend found an excuse to buy a new uMBP and gave you her last legs SR MBP that she was going to trash anyway.

    Lets be honest now ;)
     
  23. RedDragon870503 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For the sake of honesty, no. Very valid question.

    She probably likes her umbp to much!

    True, but I have a new umbp as well. It's not like a Santa Rosa macbook pro is a dinosaur yet though!
     
  24. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    That is downright thievery. At no point did she say you could keep it. Hand it back immediately. :mad:
     

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