free music on macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mkwilch1, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. mkwilch1 macrumors newbie

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    I just recently bought a white macbook and it came with over 2000 music files is this normal?
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

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    That machine wasn't new even if it appeared to be. Apple doesn't ship the computer new with any free music. Check the battery cycles in System Profiler and see how many there are.
     
  3. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    This is abnormal.
     
  4. firewater macrumors regular

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    If it was refurbished maybe but even then it shouldnt have anything. Not normal if you bought it new.
     
  5. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    I don't know why everybody is assuming this guy bought the macbook from Apple.

    If he bought it from somebody else I suppose yeah, it could be normal. :D
     
  6. mkwilch1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I bought it 2 weeks ago from best buy supposidly new.
    The files were under a shared user juan. when I first got it it would come up in the finder, then it disappeared then it came up again in I Chats edit buddy picture. Its under devices and over place.
     
  7. celticpride678

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    I would take it back to Best Buy and get a new one right away.
     
  8. MedHead macrumors regular

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    Has to have been a refurb or something. Thats really unusual. How many cycles are on the battery? When was it manufactured...you can check here

    When you first set it up did it show the welcome video etc?

    Seriously weird.
     
  9. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    That is not normal for sure and if you saw a user "Juan" it was not new.
     
  10. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Looks like Worst Buy tried to pull a fast one on you. I knew there was a reason I never shop there.

    But a question... why is it taking you 2 weeks to figure out that Apple does not assume everybody that buys new macs will be named, "Jaun"?

    Now that you're out of the return window I hope you can prove you ain't him.
     
  11. mkwilch1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The startup video came up and i went through the startup process. Juan isn't under user its under shared and their is 9 cycles on the battery
     
  12. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    Could it be someone on your network? I don't know, I'm just taking a shot in the dark.
     
  13. mkwilch1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I only have one other person on my network and his name is definitly not juan.
    Can Apple tell me if its refurbished or not?
     
  14. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    Ok, the $64,000 question... Did you get this mac in a sealed box?

    Regardless... stomp into Best Buy and demand an explanation and a new mac. (I really don't like those people)
     
  15. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like it was a "open box item".
     
  16. Sir SpemzR macrumors 6502

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    what if "juan" is someone else living around u and they set up a network with your computer?

    my desktop pc has a "shared network" with my macbook and i have my music in a shared folder on my pc and i can access it from my macbook

    do u have something like this when u open finder?
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  17. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking this is definitly someone near you that is sharing the files on an open network.
     
  18. viperguy macrumors 6502

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    And if that's the case tell juan to create a password for his network.. an open network = problems
     
  19. Sir SpemzR macrumors 6502

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    well wat if juan did it on purpose without mkwilch1 knowing...
    when i set up the network with my macbook from my pc...i didnt need to authorize anything on my macbook
     
  20. ahjjones Guest

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    What's with all the best buy hate? Just because it's not the almighty Apple doesn't make it a bad store. I've had nothing but great experiences there.
     
  21. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    Well if Best Buy resold a Macbook that was returned as new that is wrong. I like Best Buy, I go there a lot and i got my Macbook there, it was an open box deal, it was a display but they didn't try to hide it.
     
  22. ahjjones Guest

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    They made a mistake. Big deal. I've seen worse at Apple Stores. They're all in business to take your money. :rolleyes:
     
  23. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    You are right, someone just messed up at Best Buy, maybe they took the return and it got put in a wrong pile who knows, but it happens.
     

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