Early 08 MBP w/ Vented Bottom?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bbadalucco, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone ever seen a vented bottom on a early 2008 MacBook Pro. Checkout the attached picture (its a MBP I'm looking at on ebay).

    Thoughts?
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    My early 08 MBP doesn't have vent holes on the bottom... sounds fishy.
     
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    I agree. I've never seen a MacBook Pro with holes like that.
     
  4. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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  5. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I saw a guy on Notebook Review showing how he drilled a bunch of holes underneath his MBP much like this one on Ebay, to keep it cooler. It's a bad idea because the airflow isn't being channeled to the rest of the machine by doing it this way and can result in damaged components. I say stay away from this one Ebay.
     
  6. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats what the seller just told me...

    Thanks
     
  7. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Me, too! Much better!
     
  9. DevinPitcher macrumors regular

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    That sticker is an anti-theft sticker. When it's peeled off, it leaves dots permanently attached to the case. Lot's of PC manufacturers use these, attached to the side panel and then the back of the case, and if its torn or removed (to get into the PC case) it leaves those dots.

    So, basically, it's probably stolen.
     
  10. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

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    Or ex-lease.
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Be aware that any of the non-unibody Macbook Pros with the Nvidia 8600M graphics processor are prone to failure of that GPU. I wouldn't buy any computer with an 8600M at this point simply because of that issue.
     
  12. bbadalucco thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know it...I was thinking of purchasing a square trade warranty...anyone have experience with those?
     

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