Do you have a 2018 MacBook Pro? Watch out for these issues.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DeanLubaki, May 26, 2019.

  1. DeanLubaki macrumors 6502a

    DeanLubaki

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    Hello all!

    I just wanted to tell you about three different issues that I had with my 2018 MacBook Pro that you may want to watch out for.

    1. Pink dot on LCD screen
    2. Graphic garbling on the screen
    3. Failed keyboard

    Yup! I won the lemon tech lottery with this Mac. The screen got replaced for the pink dot problem (which appeared after the graphic garbling issues), but it didn't fix the garbling issue. At that point, the keyboard also failed (sticky keys), and so I dropped it at Apple for the logic board, and the topcase to be replaced. That's pretty much a new computer, but Apple insisted on repairing it and did not want to replace the whole machine instead.
    So if you have a 2018 MacBook Pro be on the lookout for those issues.
     
  2. kis macrumors 68000

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    Mine’s been fine so far (knock on wood) but I got AppleCare+ for it because I’m scared it might develop issues
     
  3. nudoru macrumors regular

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    I have my own and a work issued one and the only frequent odd issue that I've seen is the "graphic garbling." However, it's very very rare and I'm willing to blame drivers. It happened more often when the laptop was first released.

    I get BridgeOS crashes every few months. The last one was right after the latest bios update a few days ago.
     
  4. dotzero123 macrumors regular

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    Mine's used daily and working perfectly! There are plenty of others here having the same success. YMMV. I also purchased AppleCare just in case.
     
  5. Costino1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the graphic garbling issue on my 15" 2018 MBP.....ugh
     
  6. DeanLubaki, May 27, 2019
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    DeanLubaki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not a driver problem because my 2019 doesn't have this issue, and driverwise it's the same as the 2018 model.
    --- Post Merged, May 27, 2019 ---
    Bring it to Apple. Don't wait until it's too late. Feel free to show my video if it's intermittent and doesn't happen during the appointment.
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    Sure, for now. The purpose of this is make people aware of the issue. Also no one should have to buy extended warranty to be protected against manufacturing defects... Like the keyboard ;-)
    Glad you're not having any issues, watch out for them!
     
  7. dotzero123 macrumors regular

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    I read that the 2018 and 2019 keyboards are covered by an extended warranty by Apple for 4 years. It did give me a bit of extra confidence in case mine should have any issues.
     
  8. DeanLubaki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but what after 4 years?
    It's a manufacturing defect known by Apple. It should be for life. No corporation should profit from something wrong they've done.
    $4,000 laptops should last wayyy more than 4 years, so it's unreasonable that the program ends after 4 years, when they know it might break again past that window.

    Also, the fact that Apple released a 2019 model and included it in the program shows mens rea.
     

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