If you own a macbook/Macbook Pro; have you had any problems with it?

If you own a macbook/Macbook Pro; have you had any problems with it?

  • Works Perfect!!

    Votes: 28 40.6%
  • A few negligable problems (a little hot, some whining etc)

    Votes: 30 43.5%
  • Problems are reallly a problem (WAyyyy too hot, LOUD whining etc.)

    Votes: 5 7.2%
  • Some Serious problems; (needed to take back to apple)

    Votes: 4 5.8%
  • Complete Crap; Always having problems (Returning for good)

    Votes: 2 2.9%

  • Total voters
    69

jaxstate

macrumors 6502a
Apr 13, 2006
542
0
Mine gets hot when under heavy stress. Other than that, it's just a darn good machine.
 

risc

macrumors 68030
Jul 23, 2004
2,756
0
Melbourne, Australia
I purchased a 2.0 GHz 15" when the speed bump was announced and it has 0 issues. It never whines or moos, it never gets hot, sure it runs warm but nowhere as hot as my PowerBook G4. It's pefect I love it!
 

Mord

macrumors G4
Aug 24, 2003
10,090
21
UK
perfect macbook, gets very hot, (on soft surface at 100% it gets to 100 degrees) but i can use it on my lap fine, i have thick skin.
 

QCassidy352

macrumors G4
Mar 20, 2003
10,650
2,811
Bay Area
good poll. So far it's showing how overblown the complaints around here are. I'm in the "minor issues" group. My only complaint is a very faint whine - but it's seriously so quiet that you have to put your ear next to the macbook or be in a dead silent room to hear it. Definitely not a big deal - I think this macbook is the best computer I've ever owned!
 

jeremy.king

macrumors 603
Jul 23, 2002
5,479
1
Fuquay Varina, NC
Can't complain...yet...although I have only had the MBP for 1 day and got the MB last night. My comparison baseline is a generic windows laptop which has fans and runs warm, so perhaps I am just not that picky as others..
 

milozauckerman

macrumors 6502
Jun 25, 2005
477
0
CPU whine that cuts through background noise, disappears running PhotoBooth (wish I could scale CPU usage somehow to find the exact point it disappears - 10-12% it's there, 35+ it's gone). Bad enough (or I'm sensitive enough) that I had to go through Exec Relations to get an exchange this weekend.
 

MRU

Suspended
Aug 23, 2005
25,318
8,813
Other
Had an otherwise perfect macbook. Kept cool. No dead pixels. No mooing ever. just a shame the matsushitty superdrive wouldnt read anything I put in it.

Replacement on it's way back to me.
 

Rspaight

macrumors newbie
May 23, 2006
27
0
I've had mine 3.5 weeks and love it. It runs a bit hot, especially in XP, but not so much that it's unusable. I haven't noticed any whining. It moos under moderate load (again, more often under XP), but so do most of the Windows laptops I've used, so I'm used to it. No discoloration yet. I've never noticed any issue with "sharp edges."

Great screen, good performance (encodes MP3s faster than a 3.2GHz P4), good wireless reception, dual boot, Front Row, digital audio, innovative trackpad controls... no serious complaints here.
 

wxboss

macrumors member
May 13, 2006
87
0
Jax, FL
I've had mine for about 3 weeks, and so far, no real complaints. It does moo under heavy load, but that doesn't happen all that often. Mine seems to run a little cooler than most temps I've seen posted here.

Overall, I really like it and have no regrets buying one.
 

ljump12

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 10, 2006
254
0
philadelphia
yea the thing is; most people dont complain about how theyre macbook is running fine; you only see it when its running like sh**
 

wako

macrumors 65816
Jun 6, 2005
1,404
1
I just got my Black MacBook today. So far I cannot find anything wrong with it. My idle temperature right now is about 53 centigrade, on full load, it is about 78 centigrade. This is all according to CoreDuoTemp. I have no heard any mooing so far.



Im not going to vote yet, but hopefully by the third week, it is still as good as today...


a MINOR problem that I have is that the k key keeps sticking. It only happens when I press the key more to the right side. It doesnt repeat the k, however it does keep the key down and is annoying. If I need to press it twice in a row, it feels funny because you dont feel the depression of the key the second time you hit it.
 

Jakk

macrumors newbie
May 18, 2006
23
0
Mine, White MacBook 1.83.
Got two issue, display artifact and Clicking sound from hinge.

Already take back to Apple and waiting for the new one ;)

I knew display artifact might cause by software and but that clicking sound annoy me.
Other than that I LOVE IT :D
 

Duderonimous

macrumors newbie
Jun 1, 2006
15
0
So far so good

17" MBP (1GB RAM, matte screen, 100GB HD). Had it for less than 72 hrs. Runs hot, obviously, but most of the time it's not obscene (the big exception was while loading XP pro I thought it might melt). No other hardware issues, yet.

Kernel Panic this morning while shutting down OSX.

I loaded XP pro via bootcamp yesterday and have spent less than 3 hr total running it, but it is really buggy. Freezing, wanting to check the disk, error messages on startup. I have the feeling that these are problems specific to some of the Mac proprietary hardware. I've been using XP pro for years on my Dell laptop and it has always been a rock-solid operating system. I honestly can't remember the last time XP crashed (applications yes, but not the operating system).
 

LittleJoe

macrumors regular
May 23, 2006
106
0
Worthington, OH
Ive had mine for a few weeks now. No problems to speak of as of yet. Its gets quite hot, but only under heavy load (ie video playback) and its nothing that a pair of denim jeans cant buffer.
 

Lyle

macrumors 68000
Jun 11, 2003
1,874
1
Madison, Alabama
Only minor issues here. Under load (doing a make -j 2) I've seen my MacBook's CPU gets up around 85 degrees C.

It occasionally "moos", although now that I've had the chance to hear it, that's not the word I would have chosen to describe it. It's more like a "wheeze" than a "moo". :D

Edit: Well, I just discovered another problem, although to be fair it only shows up when I've booted into Windows XP (via Bootcamp): If I plug my headphones into the audio jack, sound still comes out of the MacBook's speakers. I rebooted into Mac OS X to check it there and it works as expected (when the headphones are plugged in, the speakers are silent).
 

matt3180

macrumors newbie
Apr 2, 2006
9
0
Great So Far

I've had my MacBook 1.83 Stock since Wednesday and nothing but great so far. It gets a little hot when i'm doing something processor intensive, but other than that I've been using it on my lap and everything without it being uncomfortable.
 

BackInTheSaddle

macrumors regular
Aug 20, 2002
118
0
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Just got my MacBook 2.0 in basic black on Friday. I'm almost afraid to say it is running great as I may jinx myself here :)

Some early thoughts:

1. Laptop runs a bit warm, but no more so than the PB 12" it replaced.
2. The more memory you have, the better (duh). 512 ain't enough; I loaded up with 2GB from OWC and the difference is very noticeable.
3. Just installed my new copy of XP under Parallels virtualization. Awesome, and it runs circles around Virtual PC.
4. Adobe CS apps performance is better than I expected. I won't win any speed contests, but the software is very usable. You can expect to see slow downs on startup, pagination and heavy graphics operations.
5. Love the new magnetic latch. I always hated having to force my big ol' thumbs into the tiny slot on the PowerBook.
6. Memory installation was a breeze. I look forward to the new 160 or 200GB hard drives coming down the pike.
 

Rspaight

macrumors newbie
May 23, 2006
27
0
ell, I just discovered another problem, although to be fair it only shows up when I've booted into Windows XP (via Bootcamp): If I plug my headphones into the audio jack, sound still comes out of the MacBook's speakers. I rebooted into Mac OS X to check it there and it works as expected (when the headphones are plugged in, the speakers are silent).
I believe that's a known bug in the current version of the Boot Camp sound driver, and isn't MacBook-specific.