Is My MBP a Lemon... or Do I Just Need to Wait for 10.5.3?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EgbertAttrick, May 6, 2008.

  1. EgbertAttrick macrumors regular

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    I have had a lot of crashing problems with my MBP, and they only seem to get worse. Using any progs that use the video card with any intensity causes freezing screens, insanely hot areas between the keyboard and screen and, occasionally, the Transparent Grey Screen of Death.

    Specifically, I have the most problems when backing up and compressing movies using Toast Titanium, when using iTunes or Front Row with album art, and Age of Empires III (which is when I get the Trans. Grey Screen o' Death).

    My most recent crashes, I was compressing a movie in Toast and updating some files in my iTunes library. I slowed to a c r a w l , got HOT, and then my toolbar flipped out! (image below, enlarged to show detail):

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    Will the 10.5.3 update fix this problem? Anyone else have the same BS?
     
  2. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

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    That's definately not right.... I'm thinking Lemon. Try and get it exchanged.
     
  3. bart rijksen macrumors regular

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    I'd say your graphics card is toast. Get it replaced
     
  4. AuPhalanx macrumors regular

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    Call Apple. Get the box. Send it in. That is DEFINITELY a hardware failure somewhere and Apple will most likely replace the "logic board."

    Have fun ... Tony.
     
  5. forafireescape macrumors 6502a

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  6. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like heat might be a problem because all those things are very processor intensive and heat the mbp up good.
     
  7. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Definitely take it back, that is not right and 10.5.3 most likely will not fix your issue.
     
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    its so lemony that you could make lemonade out of it
     
  10. EgbertAttrick thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I sent it for repair... got it back super fast. Here's what they did, but I can't make heads or tails of it:

    "The following services and/or replacement parts were used to service your product:

    605-1452 PCBA,MLB,2.4GHZ-THERM,M87"

    Does anyone have a Rosetta Stone for Mac Part Speak?
     
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  12. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    Seconded. The 'MLB' in there stands for 'main logic board'.
     
  13. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    I had similar issues and got the logic board replaced. They upgraded mine to 2.6GHz from 2.2GHz and 256 MB VRAM from 128 MB :)
     
  14. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    Good to see it worked out. It was definitely not something that a software patch would've fixed.
     
  15. e12a macrumors 68000

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    nice..was yours a BTO? i have a feeling the inadvertently gave you a 2.6 unless they did it on purpose..I know a friend's BTO MBP brings up the 2.6 logic board in the service parts website (by serial number). His is a SR 2.2.

    but to the OP: They replaced your logic board.
     
  16. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Yeah mine was BTO I believe I upgraded the RAM but other than that.. that's all. That's weird how the SR 2.2 comes up as a 2.6... I can't complain at all! :)
     
  17. e12a macrumors 68000

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    Did you get it serviced by an Apple Store or a service center?
     
  18. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    An Apple Reseller so I guess service center...
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    So it was you? I was wondering why we were missing one of the 2.6 logic board when I checked the inventory in my basement sweatshop last night.
     
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  21. MacBulldog macrumors newbie

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    Is My MBP a Lemon?

    Hey...I just got my MBP 2.4GHz back from AppleCare and they replaced both my LCD/LED Screen and the Motherboard because of some of the same issues others have listed here. My MBP was also a BTO with the upgraded 200GB 7200RPM Hard Drive. Following the upgrade to Leopard 10.5.4 I started having all kinds of hardware issues and following a service phone call to Apple I sent it back and now all seems to be A-OK...for now. I'll keep this thread posted if I experence any additional failures. Sure hope not!!!
     
  22. Amuraivel macrumors member

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    Looks like hardware, but not so sure

    I have a MBP 17" and the thing has been extremely unstable as well.

    I have had some blueish tinting after sleep, and GPU glitches.
    These were solved with 10.5.4

    Kernel panics, finder hanging alot are still sometimes an issue.

    Tried Snow Leopard developer, that seemed to solve the stability issues....but compatibility with programs was a drag
     

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