Does your mac have a flaw?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shannighan, Jan 15, 2008.

?

flaws

  1. Yes, MacBook Pro 15.4”

    20.0%
  2. Yes, MacBook Pro 17”

    0.9%
  3. Yes, MacBook

    16.4%
  4. Yes, iBook/ PowerBook

    9.1%
  5. Yes, Dead / Stuck Pixels

    4.5%
  6. No, perfect

    58.2%
  1. Shannighan macrumors 6502a

    Shannighan

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    #1
    ^^ title states it all


    this means past or present.

    also did they replease them?

    i like to see what problems people have/ had.

    i guess this could include dead pixels, ill add a seperate selection for that


    theres problaby a thread on this already :S
     
  2. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

    neiltc13

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    #2
    My iMac has a green stuck pixel just off the centre of the screen and my old white MacBook suffered from quite severe discolouration.
     
  3. indierthanthou macrumors member

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    Let's see....
    Possibly bad optical drive
    Fan overrun glitch (fan runs constantly)
    only 512mb ram (which actually is fine, for the moment)
    One dead pixel, about 1/2" above the center of the dock, very distracting as I always think it is a piece of dust.
     
  4. JSRockit macrumors 6502a

    JSRockit

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    #4
    Powerbook G4 arrived warped by the hinge. Macbook peeled a little but that was due to my negligence.
     
  5. Richdmoore macrumors 65816

    Richdmoore

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    #5
    I have the palmrest cracked and missing a inch long piece, I am going to try and get apple to fix it next week.
     
  6. Belly-laughs macrumors 6502a

    Belly-laughs

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    you wish
  7. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    #7
    Very minor on my Powerbook: two slight smudges underneath the screen. Not so bothersome, but irritating because it would be perfect otherwise.
     
  8. samh004 macrumors 68020

    samh004

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    #8
    Most of my issues have been with HDD's which aren't really Apple's fault. I did have a few logic board issues with my PB though that did get fixed, but eventually the whole board died.
     
  9. mhml92 macrumors member

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    #9
    this pole needs a "don't have a mac"
    I dont have a mac (yet) and it would be nice to see where the most problems were
     
  10. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

    JSchwage

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    #10
    Haven't had a single problem with my MacBook since the day I got it in November.
     
  11. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    My MacBook Pro 15" is in the repair center now getting the display replaced. It had a tiny fuzzy white spot on the screen (not dead pixels) that would not go away. The battery was also toast but they replaced that at the store when I checked it in.
     
  12. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    New MacBook Pro has yellowing problem. I don't let it bother me though, other than that it is perfect.
     
  13. lofight macrumors 68000

    lofight

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    #13
    cracks on the plastic casing.. no more on the hardware and casing, but some stuff in the OS that aren't right..
     
  14. sk8r527 macrumors member

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  15. Shannighan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Shannighan

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    #15
    well this poll if for people who do hve a mb/mbp/iBook/etc.
    i dont really care if people dont have a apple ______ as this is for problems with their laptops.


    thanks people for posting :)

    does nobody have a MBP 17" or are there no problems with them?
     
  16. Nipz macrumors 65816

    Nipz

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    #16
    My MBs hard drive died!

    I toke it to stormfront in a mad rush on my last day of warranty (no apple store open near me) and then took forever to get a new 1!

    top tip if u have the chose all ways go to Apple themselves!
     
  17. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    #17
    the chrome latch is a little tarnished, i polished it yesterday and it helped a lot but not perfect. and there is a chip in the plastic ring around the headphone jack.

    i don't know if i can go on...
     
  18. tip macrumors 6502

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    #18
    I did have flaws on my first gen MBP, but they were fixed:

    - Screen buzzing issue
    - Underperforming battery

    Great service by Apple (so far). I might upgrade when AppleCare runs out next year. Right now I see no reason to switch to anything new.
     
  19. Melan macrumors regular

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    The lining around the top of the macbook peeled off some. They offered to replace the whole top part because it was under warranty but then I spilt beer into it so oh well.
     
  20. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Well since God isn't doing the manufacturing, every single machine has some imperfections. So it depends on what threshold you want to set for the claim of "flawed." My powerbook G4 has a very very small, faint so-called 'white spot' on the screen, but it is is so minor to even a visual-centric person like myself that it wasn't worth my time and effort to get the screen replaced even though apple offered to do it for free.

    So where is the line for considering a machine flawed? I'd say that a good criteria is whether or not you'd go through the time, effort and hassle to get the problem fixed when it was offered to be done for free.

    So using that criteria, I'm voting that my machine was "perfect."
     
  21. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

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    #21
    My white iBook G3 has a pinched inverteer cable, a battery that lasts 10 minutes tops, and has a crack in the lower right hand side of the case.

    My blueberry iBook G3 has two or three cracks in it's handle, and for some reason that battery won't charge over 40%.


    My mini is absolutely flawless (Although it only has 512 Mb of RAM...I'm in desperate need of 1 GB)
     
  22. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    first macbook came dead on arrival with a hardware problem that kept giving me kernel panics. second one has been flawless since it came.
     
  23. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

    EvryDayImShufln

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    #23
    Mine has a strange section of metal underneath that sort of "pops" when I press on it.. cant figure out what it is.
     
  24. jnc macrumors 68020

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    #24
    Perfect. And I should think so too - only 6 days old... :D
     
  25. kdawg macrumors regular

    kdawg

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    #25
    went through 2 powerbooks.... Bad keyboard and bad wireless
     

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