Does your "New Aluminum MacBook" has any problems?!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by FerdiV, Oct 24, 2008.

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Does your "New Aluminum MacBook" has any problems?

  1. No, no problem at all or haven't checked so well.

    40 vote(s)
    58.0%
  2. Yes, the battery cover is loose.

    5 vote(s)
    7.2%
  3. Yes, my MacBook has some slanted keys.

    6 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. Yes, there is something wrong with my trackpad.

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. Yes, a problem which is not listed here.

    11 vote(s)
    15.9%
  6. Yes, I've got 2 or more of these above problems

    5 vote(s)
    7.2%
  1. FerdiV macrumors member

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    #1
    I hope we can get a good overview of the problems with some nice percentages!
     
  2. drew0020 macrumors 65816

    drew0020

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    There are a tons of these threads already, but if you are counting these are the problems I have heard about:

    1. dead pixels
    2. slanted f keys
    3. dents
    4. scratches
    5. white specks in the black border near the isight (just noticed this on my computer). Not a big deal, but annoying nonetheless.

    Overall a great computer and very fast, but quality control is lacking.
     
  3. FerdiV thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, but here we can view a nice overview of the problems like I said. Every problem got it's own topic.

    I wanna see how widespread the problems are.
     
  4. Crash1234 macrumors regular

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    Um, warped lids on three MacBooks that I went through plus warped lids on every display model in the store. I also got two that felt as if there were something clunking around in the casing when picked up. What up with that?
     
  5. jade macrumors 6502

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    My computer build quality is great. I have had a few software issues since I installed office 2008 and a few other third party apps. I have had to restart a few times now because of slowness. I think in a few weeks it should be running snappy consistently. I don't think Leopard is as Solid as panther was. ANd office is absolutely flakier. But nothing unreasonable or troubling. I think some people are over reacting to minor inconsistencies because they are unhappy there wasn't an $800 notebook from Apple. They are worried they overpaid and are looking for reasons to justify why they shouldn't have spent so much $$$ on a computer. My 2 cents.
     
  6. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Or maybe they did have legitimate issues with theirs and you got one in perfect condition. Maybe it is easier to be critical when yours came 100% cosmetically perfect. They have a right to complain if there is a defect.

    I have been lucky that all of my Mac's have been cosmetically perfect out of the box, but I won't be critical of those who didn't get so lucky. I'm no better than they are and their money is as good as mine. They deserve the same perfection out of the brand new box as I got.
     
  7. dragon01 macrumors member

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    Yes, I'm getting slight little bit overheat while surfing internet (firefox), chat instant message (adium) and listen music on Itune. Getting around 65-70c degree for CPU temp.
     
  8. Zadiek macrumors member

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    That's not right. have you tried to exchange it? I would be a little concerned about that heat. These new Macbooks tend to run rather cool. Anyways, I have some slanted keys on my current model. This is my 3rd one though. The first one had slanted keys and a wireless card issue, 2nd one had a chip in the casing on the display. The space bar is very "clicky" as well on my current Macbook. I guess I can live with this though.
     
  9. bluesTank macrumors regular

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    Add erratically unresponsive track pads to the list! Ive got that
     
  10. JRSimmons macrumors newbie

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    One other thing worth mentioning is the WIFI - It's definately not the same as the previous plastic books - ie the range isn't as good.
     
  11. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

    hogfaninga

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    That is to be expected though as you probably know.
     
  12. scorpiusdeus macrumors member

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    I'd just like to take a moment to thank all of you who ARE having issues with your Macbooks. YOU make me feel honored and special. Mine works great, Steve must love me. :D

    Oh wait, Mobile .me has a high sucking factor, so maybe Steve just thinks I'm o.k. :(
     
  13. scorpiusdeus macrumors member

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    #14
    I'm finding exactly to opposite.... I don't know much though so take it for what it's worth. ;)
     
  14. David.lydayjr macrumors newbie

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    love my Mac

    nope no problems at all with mine. the absolute best computer i have ever got in my life. dont wanna go back to windows again!
     
  15. David.lydayjr macrumors newbie

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    check for your software up date. i had a little problem with my track pad and then a software update came and cleared that right up
     
  16. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    That doesn't change the fact that money changed hands and people just want what they see in the pictures and for it to work as advertised. :D

    If Apple wants to bloat their prices then they have to play nice and accept the consequences.
     
  17. philipxz macrumors regular

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