Is it time to send in my Mac Book?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cristian, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. Cristian macrumors 6502

    Cristian

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    #1
    So there is a few problems I have with my mac. But before I tell you them let me tell you the specs.

    Mac Book - White
    1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
    1 Gig Ram
    80 Gig HD

    Now I have had my mac for a year now and I think it's time to send it.

    1. It seems very hot considering I'm just surfing the web. I can't touch the bottom because it is really hot, I mean I can't leave my hand their for 5 seconds. Even the keyboard is really hot. 2. Also my battery seems like it's dying, I charger it all the way and in about an hour hour and a half it's dead. Pic's below.

    [​IMG]

    3. My Trackpad is also dying it makes a clicking noise sometimes when I press it. Sometimes I will press it and it won't do nothing so I have to press it again.

    4. Discoloration, the inside of my mac book is losing the white that it once had. Not a big problem but it's just not shiny and beautiful like it once was :(

    5. The keyboard keys seem very 'loose' in a way like they make a weird noise like they are worn out or something.

    Do you guys think it's time i send it to apple? If I do I will definitely buy protection for it. Also what do you think the chances are that I will get one of those new Mac Books(2.16 GHz) i think it is, in return?

    Thank you.
     
  2. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

    EspressoLove

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #2
    Yeah, it's a bit stange, I have my (gen2,1) MB right now with 88F for "bottom enclosure" and 140F for "CPU A". So my bottom is 10 degrees cooler than yours =P)
    but I have also note that right now my CPU usage is around 35-40%, so when idling it runs much cooler than that.

    As for your battery it seems pretty normal for it's age, at least with what I can see from screenshot, because if you multiply 40 minutes by four times (~100% charge) you have more than two and 1/2 hours, and honestly I would expect it to last shorter, especially if your CPU heats to 140F under light use.
     
  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

    killerrobot

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Location:
    127.0.0.1
    #3
    I think your temps and battery levels are normal.

    If you have Applecare they would probably change your casing, your keyboard and trackpad for you.

    But I think you're chances are 0 for them sending you a new MB. But you can always hope.;)
     
  4. EspressoLove macrumors 6502

    EspressoLove

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #4
    Yeah, it's only if you logic board is failing they might give you upgrade, and it most defenitely would be gen2,1 (post nowember'06).
    But I wouldn't hold my breath on it :(
     
  5. Cristian thread starter macrumors 6502

    Cristian

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
  6. polycat33 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    #6
    You can always buy a new battery too. That'll help with battery life, you'll get more out of a new one at 100% health.
     
  7. rhagen macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Location:
    San Diego, California
    #7
    The temps are normal and the battery doesn't seem that bad. 1% chance they will give you a new one. From what you are describing is normal ware on a MacBook.

    Have you been collaborating your battery.
     
  8. siurpeeman macrumors 603

    siurpeeman

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Location:
    the OC
    #8
    a battery at 88% health isn't cause for concern, and it shouldn't be replaced for a new one. that's simply a waste of money. to the op, if you still have applecare on it, i'd see if you could do something about the case and keyboard, but the loose keys could just be natural wear.
     
  9. drake macrumors 6502a

    drake

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    #9
    Sell it and buy another.
     
  10. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    Central Florida!
    #10
    I have had 2 macbooks like yours, just bought a new 2.16 and it perfect no heat at all and no fan noise.....just amazing
     
  11. Cristian thread starter macrumors 6502

    Cristian

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Location:
    El Paso, TX
    #11
    Well I don't have the money for another mac book but I do have apple care.
     

Share This Page