I got an extra GB of RAM and bigger HD with my refurb BlackBook!

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  1. thesdx macrumors 6502a

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    I just received my refurbished BlackBook today, and am absolutely loving it. :D When I went to check the system specs, it says I have 2GB of RAM, when the one I ordered had only 1! Looks like Apple gave me even more bang for my buck. Thanks Apple! :D

    EDIT: I just realized I also got a 250GB HD instead of a 160GB! Thanks again Apple!
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    That's totally cool. Did you buy it with the intention of upgrading the RAM? What a nice surprise. :p:cool:
     
  3. thesdx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I actually did. :p Now I guess I won't have to. :D
     
  4. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    lucky.

    it would have been nice if apple had stuck an extra 2 Gb chip in my MBP....

    cant have everything!:D
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    That is one sweet DEAL! :cool:
     
  6. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    I received my BlackBook on April 1, and I didn't realize that I got an extra 1GB stick until I read this post.
     
  7. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    he he he! When I got my refurb about a month ago and it also came with 2 Gig of Ram. Gotta Love them Apples!

    Enjoy your new MacBook Guys/Gals! ;)
     
  8. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Now it's time to invest that money you were going to spend on the RAM in a nice case for the MacBook. I wish mine came with a surprise, but a las, it did not...
     
  9. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    it would have been nice if my mac book came with one flippin gig of ram
    even tho its good for tiger but not adobe creative suite cs3 and soon leopard ahhhhhhh
     
  10. Jibajab macrumors newbie

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    I just got a refurb too that also had 2 gb instead of the 1 I ordered. I already had ordered two 2 gb sticks from another company so it kinda went to waste for me but it was a nice surprise.:)
     
  11. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    That is cool, now you don't even have to pay to upgrade your RAM. I just hope that somebody that ordered 2 GB didn't get one, that would be a little upsetting (not that it would be all that difficult to get it fixed by Apple).
     
  12. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Congratulations. You are a winner in the Apple refurbished lottery.

    Many refurbished Macs are computers that have been sold and returned for some reason. If someone buys a Mac that is not the standard configuration (like 2 GB instead of 1 GB) and returns it, Apple doesn't bother removing the extra GB or changing its website and charge more for it, they just put it into the pile of 1 GB Macs. It's cheaper to give you a free GB than to do something.
     
  13. Surely Guest

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    Maybe they are giving 2 GB of RAM with the refurbs because that is now the standard configuration with new 2nd tier white MacBooks and BlackBooks? That could be why.
     
  14. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    Yes the standard 2GB with the black could be with the rehurb


    Did you wet yourself when you founded out?
     
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    me thing happened to me. Pretty cool. :)
     
  16. Pickleman77 macrumors member

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    same with me! it's still got the old keyboard without the itunes controls and stuff, but the free gb of ram makes me not care.
     
  17. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    Report this immediately to Apple.
     
  18. thesdx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Woah. Looks like I also got a 250GB HD instead of a 160GB! Someone must have upgraded it, then sent it in because of a problem. Thanks again Apple! :D:eek::D
     
  19. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    lucky lucky lucky.


    Refurbs are always your refurb mac w/ a side of a surprise:p.
     
  20. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    Nice!!! Nothing like an extra 90gb for free!!!
     
  21. volsgod macrumors newbie

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    My Refurbished 2.2 Blackbook had 2GB too!

    I just opened my refurbished 2.2 Black MacBook and discovered it had 2 GB on RAM installed (instead of 1GB)! I ordered it on Saturday and FedEx dropped it off 2 hours ago. Really happy so far, it appears to be in pristine shape. No bad pixels, scratches, dents... It looks brand new. What a great deal for $1049.
     
  22. DaBrain macrumors 65816

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    Sure is! WTG! Have fun and enjoy your new MacBook! I know many of us are and at a considerable savings! ;)
     
  23. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    To the OP:

    Put your ear up to the iSight while it is activated. Do you hear a beeping sound?
    Record some video with Photo Booth. Is there beeping or chirping in the audio?

    I just got my refurbished black MacBook. The iSight camera emits a beeping noise when active which is picked up by the microphone when recording any video. This is my second MacBook with the exact same problem.
     
  24. Thetics macrumors regular

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    I think its feedback, try turning down your volume.
     
  25. Ibjr macrumors 6502a

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    That is a known problem for the macbooks that Apple has refused to fix.
     

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