List your defects....

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by openflap, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. openflap macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    With a new apple product there is bound to be a defect or annoying thing or two.

    For example my imac fades on the bottom...and only realized it after I got home and setup the computer.

    I just got the new macbook and wanted to see what peoples experiences were before I opened it or if other people are deciding on getting their hands on a new macbook....

    So far im happy but its still in its box!
  2. oc2pus macrumors member

    May 15, 2008
    This one should be considered stickied for further inspection.
  3. khunsanook macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    East Asia
    Sheesh. Just open the thing and enjoy your new purchase. Are you going to return it unopened if someone else has a problem with their macbook?
  4. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    i boght min and opned it but i closd my eys while opning it. i dont wnat to open thm and see a defct.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I think assuming you'll have a defect is a very good reason not to buy one now. I mean, if you're going to sit around and think it's going to have something wrong with it and never open the box then you may as well toss your cash down the drain.
    Open it, enjoy it.
  6. Sangmort macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    Some of us are sitting here without even a box to drool over...and you have one and you're not using it?

    lol Come on, even if there's a defect I'm sure you'll notice it ASAP & Apple will take care of you. :)

    Enjoy it.~
  7. esvienne macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2008
    When I brought mine home there was an extra layer of tape over the original tape holding the box lid shut. When I peeled it off the second original tape was sliced open... after further inspection I found a few chips in my aluminum so I brought it back to the store and exchanged it. They said it was obviously open too and were actually reaaaaaaally nice and quick about exchanging it without charging me a restocking fee :) I give kudos to florida mall for that :)

    other than that, it's perfect and the new one has no defects at all
  8. christiemp macrumors regular


    Jul 27, 2008
    Mine seems perfect. I've only had it for around 4 hours though..
  9. Sangmort macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008

    Really? I've found the Millenia Apple store Employees to be nicer than the Florida Mall Apple Store Employees! I'll be heading to the Florida Mall one to check them out tomorrow. [ MUCH closer ] Was it busy?~
  10. mklnz macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2007
    Auckland, New Zealand
    rofl, keyboard defect? Intended? Can't tell sarcasm over the interwebz :D
  11. hengyu408 macrumors member

    May 18, 2006
    san Jose, CA
    My logic board was mounted crooked or something because all the I/O ports were off center. There was also a huge grease mark on the glass screen. I took it back to the apple store and they exchanged it.
  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    By all means, some complaints are warranted. But I can't wait to see what kind of anal-retentiveness will be displayed in this thread!
  13. DMC-12 macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    I've noticed crooked I/O ports in various unboxing photos. It seems like the ethernet port is the most noticeable I'll try to find some pics.
  14. drew0020 macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    I have 2 dead pixels. I will probably return because ive never had dead pixels on any laptopn that ive owned before.
  15. sheppy1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    Mine had a small brown stain on the right hand side of the wrist pad thing and it was brand new and boxed and I just ended up scratching it trying to get rid of it so now it's scratched and has a brown stain lol
  16. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2007
    The review on Gizmodo reveals the awful MB screen in all its glory. Apple are such conners.
  17. esvienne macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2008
    no it wasn't busy at all. I'm about 30 minutes from each mall but florida mall had said they had them in :) I bet you probably already went to get your laptop though I'm a tad bit late in replying lol
  18. msett macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2005
    I love my macbook but have the slanted function keys. I am hearing a lot of them do including the display models at various apple stores. So I am thinking if I take it back, I will just get another one with slanted keys.
  19. Sangmort macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008
    I went & got to play with the shiny new toys! :D

    Didn't pick one up though, waiting til my Best Buy gets them as my employee discount's better than the student discount ;)

    I wish my store would get them in already! ~
  20. kellte2 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    I'm with you, son. I'm gonna hold on to mine, I don't have good luck with taking something back over a nitpicky problem. Almost always end up with something worse on the next one.
  21. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2008
    Long Beach, CA
    Except at Best Buy you don't get any employee discount off Apple Products;)

    At least up until last year when I worked there. Correct me if I am wrong but iPod's, Notebooks, and all the actual "hardware" you could not get a discount on, just a hefty discount off all the accessories. I once heard that Best Buy receives the products from Apple at "retail" price (ie. $1299 for the new MB). Which begs the question, why would Best Buy even carry the products? Due to the large discount that they receive from the Accessories because as a manager once told me "You only need 1 iPod, but your going to need more than 1 thing for it"
  22. drew0020 macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2006
    I got mine replaced for the dead pixels and my new one has a half inch dent next to the caps lock key. Sometimes you have no luck at all :)
  23. Sangmort macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2008

    Actually We get $154 off the $1600 Macbook but the $999 remained at $999 for some reason :\ [ if we go through accommodations it's the same as the student discount ]

    You are right on the iPods though. If we go through accommodations [ buying straight from apple, through BBY ] it's about $20 off, but nothing off in-store. :)

    I also like our protection plan better than Apple Care, since it also covers accidental damage. [ though it is more expensive as well ]~
  24. mathieuheartmac macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Twin Cities, MN
    I think if you spend $1200, or $1500 on a notebook, you should be nit picky.
    I'm not sure how long it takes for some of the common little defects or issues that happen with new machines to be addressed or fixed...but I hope by the time I get mine in December most of that has been addressed.
  25. kellte2 macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2005
    The point is: if you take it back over something relatively insignificant, you might put yourself into a cycle where either a) you get a worse problem than before (this happened to me with a blackberry); or b) you find yourself returning 3-4 machines because of tiny problems.

    While this may be worth it to some, its not to me. I have no dead pixels, no dents or scratches out of the box, no wobbly case...I'd rather not have to go through the hassle of reloading 120 GB of stuff again all for one small issue that doesn't affect usability in the least.

    To each his/her own.

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