Does everyone have problems

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MacMarf, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. MacMarf macrumors member

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    So, seeing this forum here, it looks almost like everyone is having problems with their MBP's, which is bad, because I just thought about buying one ;( Are there still people out here which have had no problems with their MBP's? Also, I am going to follow a new study (Right word?) next year, like mid 2011, but my laptop just crashed and I need a new one. Would it be smart to buy one now? 15'' MBP, i5, 8GB's of RAM, will that last me for the next 5 years? Im going to do multimedia design. Thanks!
     
  2. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    No computer will last you too long, though 5 years should be alright.

    And this forums has thousands of members so of course there is going to be problems with at least a couple of the members MBP's.
     
  3. tmshort macrumors newbie

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    My experience:

    MBP 13" perfect, no problems.
    Got a refurb 13" MBP for my brother, perfect, no issues.

    Apple TV, several ipods, original iPhone, 3g, 3gs, and now 4g iphones all flawless without issues.

    iPad - same, no issues.

    People don't usually post when they have a problem free product.
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    The only reason it looks like everyone has issues is because people typically only post here if they have a problem. People don't typically just post something about how great their computer is. The people posting here only represent a small portion of owners, so it's not an accurate representation of what actually happens. I have never had a problem with my computer, and now would be a good time to buy, I'm sure you could get 5 years out of it as well.
     
  5. bigjobby macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't get a new computer just because it 'just crashed'. I would get it fixed and make it last. I reckon you should milk the life of your current machine until maybe the start of your course next year or after the first year.
     
  6. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    Problems

    I have a 13 and no problems. Perfect or damn close to it. My sons each have MBPs(one 13 and one 15) both perfect. One son's wife has a 13 and no problems.
     
  7. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

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    No problems at all.

    Some members have nothing better to do then pick on the smallest things ever and complain about it.
     
  8. jmdMac macrumors regular

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    No problems at all.

    People will always post when something is wrong, but why would I make a thread just to say my mbp works like it should...? Exactly, I wouldn't.
     
  9. robrob71 macrumors newbie

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    Similarly - no problems here on my 13" MBP
     
  10. MacMarf thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, thanks guys!

    I have been using this laptop for like 8 years now. I found the problem which is the graphicscard, it has Integrated graphics, so i reckon the motherboard/harddrive would need a replacement. And with a laptop this old, I don't think they would still have any left.
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I've had 100% NO problems with my 13" MacBook Pro. I've had it for 5 months and no problems yet ;-)

    I know someone who has a MacBook Pro that is almost 5 yrs old and it hasn't had any problems yet.

    My sister's MacBook is 2 yrs old and hasn't had any problems yet.

    My iMac is almost 5 yrs old and hasn't had any problems apart from a DVD drive break down once.

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    And I know a lot of others who have had no problems with their Macs :D
     
  12. djdtm macrumors newbie

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    Apple makes great computers, but when they inevitably take a dump, like all technology, don't expect the repair process to be cakes and pie, especially if you go through 3rd party "certified" repair technicians.

    If you find yourself deciding between a couple hour drive to the nearest genius bar or a couple minute drive to the nearest certified apple guys. Just go to the genius bar. Chances are you'll have your gear fixed 7 times faster than the other guys.
     
  13. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    8 years--time for a new laptop if you can afford it. You got your money's worth out of that one for sure.
     

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