Lets all take a moment and pray...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kingsly, May 11, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    ... that the Apple techs replace my thermal grease the proper way. Thats right, It took me a long 2 hours on the phone with the product specialist before I finally convinced him to have my thermal grease checked out. Pray. PRAY!!!!
    Arrgh, this is killing me. The week my new RAM is due is the same week that my MBP will be taking a vacation!

    *sacrifices a burrito to the Apple gods*

    If my MBP comes back cooler running than it left, I will know that you all had me in your preyers. And for that I thank you. :)
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    Hope you get you MBP back safe!!!:)

    "*sacrifices a burrito to the Apple gods*" - Kingsly

    you mean steve jobs...:rolleyes:
  3. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    I don't know... does he like burritos?

    When you say "Hope you get you MBP back safe!!!:)" is that implying that they don't, on occasion?

    *hugs MBP, gets burned*
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    I said a quick prayer for your MacBook Pro Kingsly. I hope it arrives back to you safe, sound, and fixed. :)
  5. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Thank you. So do I.
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    Good luck, hope it all goes well! I don't have a burrito to sacrifice in the name of your MBP, but I *do* have some tofu dogs in front of me, which I will sacrifice instead. I read somewhere that Steve is vegan? Maybe? Not sure about that. Better safe than sorry!
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    No problem. :)

    I am sure that your MBP will be okay Kingsly- it is being fixed by Apple, not Dell! ;) :D
  8. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    So true! I haven't been able to convince them yet that its a problem directly related to the thermal grease, he just said that it might be. I have to bring mine in so that apple people can feel the underside. The fact that it gets to 85C isn't enough for him.
  9. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    I spoke to a product specialist for about two hours, citing IO burn's data, offering to e-mail him the pics, citing my own collected data, AMD and Intel whitepapers describing the proper application of thermal paste, The macBook Pro service manual's faulty instructions, and I explained how the MBP monitors itself, and that It cant know when to activate the fans because heat is not going to the temp sensor, which is mounted on the heatpipe. They caved... I should have the shipping box tomorrow. :)

    P.S. Im typing this with the MBP on my belly... my face, arms and, of course, my torso are all major-ly sweaty. Arrgh! Oh, and I think I burned my wrist.
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Do you enjoying self-inflicted pain & discomfort Kingsly? :confused: ;) :D
  11. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    No, not at all. I just enjoy using my MBP more!:D
  12. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Oh gosh I'm so nervous. This is what the Apple manual suggests. Below is what arctic silver suggests. I hope the guy fixing my MBP knows what he's doing.

    Attached Files:

  13. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    Sheesh...what a fiasco over some paste......

    hope all goes well.....
  14. thegreatluke macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2005
    Steve isn't vegan.

    He's a pescetarian, meaning he's like a vegetarian, but on occasion he eats fish. I've heard rumors that he was a vegetarian in his younger years, but I don't know if that's true.

    I'm a nerd*. :cool:

    *Well, as a liberal not-Buddhist-but-like-one vegetarian nerd, it intrigues me that someone like Steve, a liberal, Buddhist pescetarian nerd, can become CEO of a major American company. Eh... yeah.

    By the way, have you ever tried those veggie corn dogs? Those are damn good 'dogs. :)
  15. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Never tried the corn dogs, but those morningstar farms chick patties... Mhhmm mhhmm good!

    Still, nothing beats a thick filet mignon with a pepper rub, some mashed potatoes, and baby broccoli. :rolleyes:
  16. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Send them that picture in the box, just to remind them.
  17. technicolor macrumors 68000


    Dec 21, 2005
    Cant wait to hear your results. If yours goes well I will send my in.
  18. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    I thought about that, but part of me thinks they'll just ignore it anyway. Either that or It'll make them mad?
  19. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    When we're done praying for you, can we pray that my replacement gets here this century? :p
  20. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Believe me, we are!
  21. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Okay, i'm just waiting for DHL to pick it up.
    Here is a copy of the letter I included with the MBP:
    I am hoping (praying in fact!) that they just toss in a new logic board with the upgraded 2.0 core duo.
  22. steve jr. macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2005
    Akron, OH
    Best of luck! I hope they fix this problem when the merom processors make it into the mbp's since that's what i'm getting for college (almost a month into college when paris rolls around not including shipping/availability time!).
  23. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Stupid question but do you really think that the thermal paste is the problem? One of the reporters on the MacDev network on O'Reilly's website decided to test the thermal paste issue out with 2 MacBook Pros with a spot of Arctic Silver and found that replacing the thermal paste only made about 2 degrees difference. In contrast, not reconnecting the heat management sensor correctly such that the fans ran all the time made the system run practically cold and the sound, apparently, wasn't really that annoying (although he did reconnect the sensor after a couple of days). Given this I really wouldn't get your hopes up. Rather, it sounds as though the issue can better be addressed in software by adjusting the temperatures that cause the system fans to kick-in.
  24. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Way to resurrect a three month old thread guys.

    Wonder what the outcome was?
  25. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    In case you're wondering: I got it back.

    They replaced the top case (incl. iSight), 120GB HDD, and heatpipe (again)


    It feels hotter. :eek:

    I haven't taken any solid temp readings, but the darn thing is Really Freaking Hot™
    I tell you, if I can get it up to temp at an Apple store and have a genius feel it I will be given a new one. Its really unacceptable. The only thing thats preventing me from doing so is Merom. ;)

    oops, I almost forgot to mention: I am referring to the second repair. The OP refers to the first time they took it in - which other than fixing my keyboard was completely useless.

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