Got a defective 2011 MBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shstiger2009, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. shstiger2009 macrumors 6502

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    Yep...gotta go exchange it for a new one. How disappointing. My HDD makes an AWFUL noise when I boot it, and my ambient light sensor is not sensitive at all. For the backlight keyboard to go off, I have to hold my iPhone 4 flash right in front of it to recognize it's not in the dark. Anyone else have the light sensor problem with the new MBP's?
     
  2. Treeman574 macrumors regular

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    What model do you have? I just ordered the base 15" and want to know if there are any serious problems.
     
  3. shstiger2009 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Base 13". I think I just got unlucky that's all.
     
  4. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Yep, I guess someone forgot to do quality control on yours. I'm sure you'll get a replacement easily.
     
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    Mr. Chewbacca macrumors 6502a

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    mine is going crazy, every time i move my head the shadow causes the screen to darken and the keyboard to light up, it just keeps changing!! Any way to freeze it?

    nevermind, figured it out
     
  6. 499357 Guest

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    its normal

    actually there is nothing at all wrong with your macbook pro, i've had a few and ALL 2010/2011 models make a noise when you boot up (its the superdrive), plus the backlit keyboard only goes off under extreme bright light i.e. daylight, and not normal house lighting.
    Do yourself a favour and save yourself some hassle and don't replace it because you have a normal machine!
     
  7. MSD401 macrumors 6502

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    I have the same keyboard backlight behavior but I can't believe this is normal it is killing my battery life.. has anyone checked with an apple store.. I called but they just reset the pram and made notes..
     
  8. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    The keyboard Backlight has a minimal draw on your battery. If you're having battery problems I'd look elsewhere for the culprit.
     
  9. Benjamins macrumors 6502a

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    I would recommend anyone with questions or problems with your mac to go to the genius bar, make sure it's normal or get it fixed.
    That's what the warranty's for.
     
  10. tresnotas macrumors newbie

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    my backlight is on with my room lights as well. in brighter and sun light it turns off. i think unless you have quite good lighting in the room it's normal for it to stay on. i was just at the apple genius bar about this.
     
  11. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Isnt it slightly odd? I personally prefer the older way, where the light would only turn on in extreme darkness.
     
  12. shstiger2009 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, it is. I would much, much rather the way my 2009 one was. It was perfectly fine. Oh well, I've returned my MBP and went the MBA 13" route, and I'll never look back unless something drastically changes.
     
  13. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

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    I tried the MBA but man did I miss the backlit keyboard. Had to go back to the MBP.
     
  14. shstiger2009 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's it's only advantage to me. The SSD speed, better screen, bootup, portability, and weight appeal to me more than the backlit keyboard, and I'm usually in pretty good light. But I've missed it a few times over the past couple of days.
     

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