Does my MacBook Pro work fine?!??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AquaTF, May 2, 2014.

  1. AquaTF macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2014
    Hey ,
    I bought a rmbp 3rd tier 13 inch model about 2 weeks ago and I've been reading about all these tests you can perform to make sure nothing's wrong ( IR etc) colour tests so on

    What are the tests I need to make sure everything in my rmbp is up to scratch??
  2. Hieveryone, May 2, 2014
    Last edited: May 2, 2014

    Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I def recommend you run some tests

    1. Google image retention test and you will see a few links where you can perform it. They will explain everything.

    2. Make sure your screen is even! Some people have yellow on one side and red tint on the other. Or bright in one corner and dark in the other.

    3. Make sure your trackpad isn't too loud. I know people who have gotten track pads that click really loud.

    4. Make sure it does not creak. The 13" isn't too bad about it but the 15" does a lot. Just open and close the lid and put mild pressure near the track pad and see if you hear anything.

    5. Check for dings and scratches on the Apple logo on top, around the edges, and on the screen in sunlight.

    6. Make sure all your ports are working.

    7. Some people get a yellow tint screen. Make sure your screen is not tinted yellow as this is a problem.

    8. Download blackmagic speed test from the app store and make sure your SSD's read and write speeds are standard with others in its category.

    9. Don't settle. You paid good money and need to be happy. Tim Cook says he wants their customers to be happy.
  3. Meister, May 2, 2014
    Last edited: May 3, 2014

    Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    Make sure to do everything hieveryone mentioned and then:

    1. post the results on the forums here

    2. discuss and worry as much as possible with the rest of the community

    3. Get a replacement from the apple store because you finally found an imperfection

    4. Repeat the entire proccess until the apple store refuses any more replacements

    5. Use other means to return your macbook, like sending it to apple via mail until this is refused, too

    6. Write emails to Tim Cook until they grant you one last replacment

    7. notice that your last replacment has a dent on the bottom, a yellowish tint, cranking sounds, image retention, a noisy trackpad, a lose hinge, clicking sounds that seem to come from the ssd, a loud fan ... Way too loud .. Or is it? , an unevenly light screen, backbleeding, a slow toshiba ssd, a scratched body, broken usb port, flaky wifi connection that switches off when bluetooth is active and disconnects randomly, dead pixels, a bent bezel and of course, last but not least, tiny holes in the screen

    8. Do not forget to share your progress with everyone and enjoy :)
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    For this one, SSD speeds may vary depending on drive model.

    In all capacities, SM drives (Samsung) are faster than SD ones (SanDisk).

    SD0256F scores around 700MB/s read and 550MB/s write.
    SM0256F scores around 720MB/s read and 640-680MB/s write.

    SM0512F scores around 750MB/s read and 720MB/s write.
    SM1024F scores around 930-1000MB/s in both read and write (1TB SSDs use a 4-lane PCIe channel. All other capacities use only 2 lanes).

    512GB and 1TB variants are only available in the Samsung variant.
  5. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    Thanks yjchua95, as I was looking for a link to these numbers earlier.
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    I'm still missing of the values for SD0128F and SM0128F though :/

    I know that the SD0128F scores at around 320MB/s writes, but I'm not sure about the reads.
  7. Tomr182 macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Debating asking mine for a swap based on the San disk SSD I have hmmm

    Anyone else done similar?
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    It's not worth it. For rMBPs, there's more SD0256Fs out there than SM0256Fs. Most of the SM0256Fs have made their way into iMacs instead.

    I bought my 13" rMBP (2.8 i7/16/512) with a 512GB SSD for the sole reason of avoiding the SD/SM lottery on 256GB models.
  9. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I posted a video showing the difference in speed (hint: there is none). If you want to see it anyway, I can find the link.

    Plus the read is the same.
  10. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2006
    Add to that list....

    9. Read all the Console messages and worry about how the computer works at all with all those error messages.;)
  11. Barney63 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2014
    Bolton, UK.
    Excellent lol :p


    PS. You also missed the tin foil hat
  12. qawsed macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
    Just use your laptop, it's fine. Running obscure tests you don't even know about just seems silly. This place has a large number of very strange people who get upset if they discover a 1% variance in case colour using a microscope to examine it.
  13. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
    1% variance is an outrage! It doesnt matter that you need a microscope to see it.
    If you pay top $ u expect uniformity. Return it now or regret it later!!
  14. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013

    If you don't find any faults, you just aren't looking hard enough.

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