Mac defects you've learned to live with

wallaby

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 5, 2007
397
6
Iowa
My new Macbook Pro has a pixel that gets stuck on blue every so often. I smudge it with a terry cloth and it goes away, though it always comes back. Any defects other people live with instead of returning their computer?
 

Sutekidane

macrumors 6502a
Jan 26, 2005
936
1
On my macbook pro 2.16ghz core2duo...

really squeaky right hinge, dust particles inside of the screen that is visible and annoying, clear coat on metal latch button peeling, mag-safe plug scratching up the side of the casing on a regular basis.
 

mick4394

macrumors 6502a
Oct 25, 2006
554
0
Flyover country
Macbook's inability to hold an Airport connection. (Actually I don't still have my Macbook, but I didn't get rid of it because of the wireless issues).
 

CalBoy

macrumors 604
May 21, 2007
7,830
36
The burning hot love my mbp shows me...by burning my legs:eek::)

Also the rubber that goes around the inside border of my display is a little uneven. I'm not complaining though; if I had to do it again, I would buy it all over again.
 

EricNau

Moderator emeritus
Apr 27, 2005
10,594
31
San Francisco, CA
CoreDuo MacBook:

- The screen flashes after wakeup
- Problematic networking
- Uneven backlighting & poor screen quality
- Occasionally it's been known to wake from sleep with the lid closed

Plus, so far I've had to have the power supply and battery replaced, and I've had to perform an 'erase and install' no less than 5 times to fix software problems (and there are still a few).

...Sure, it has its little annoyances but it's still a nice little machine. My iMac G5, on the other hand, has been absolutely perfect (knock on wood!).
 

hayduke

macrumors 65816
Mar 8, 2005
1,178
2
is a state of mind.
Lack of better than or equal to 1600x1200 resolution on laptops.

Pitting on the palm rests of my PB G4. Makes my machine look a little turdly. Of course, my lap top isn't a fashion statement it is a workhorse (well...kind of slow these days, so maybe my work-pony).
 

zephead

macrumors 68000
Apr 27, 2006
1,573
3
in your pants
The down arrow key on my MacBook is a little loose or something, because it has a much softer (i.e. less) response against my fingers than all the other keys. I also had the infamous CPU whine, but I fixed that with ShhMBP. :)
 

Grape

macrumors newbie
Aug 15, 2007
23
0
None whatsoever. Persistence and insistence are key when on the phone with Apple. I've had the part of the case surrounding the keyboard replaced because the finish began to wear off, and I've had the optical drive replaced. Oh, and when the initially shipped me my order they sent an MBP with a matte display, not a glossy display as I had ordered. I express-couriered it back to them at their expense.
 

bartelby

macrumors Core
Jun 16, 2004
19,794
4
On my PowerBook G4 1.5:

Non working auto adjustment of screen brightness
Non working Backlight to keyboard
White stains on screen.
 

lofight

macrumors 68000
Jun 16, 2007
1,954
2
wow so many problems, i have too imac intel core duo's at home and a macbook and they have nothing other than the macbook being warm and not having a long battery and the iphoto sometimes freezes because of low ram (512 MB) but for the rest...
 

ezzie

macrumors 68020
Sep 7, 2006
2,208
0
Baltimore, MD
on my Core Duo MBP:

- the case near the battery gaps a bit. (i've already had my battery replaced, so it's not a bulging battery. :)

- the lower right section of the keyboard (the arrow keys) is tilited up in the air and just looks a little funny, but everything works fine.

i can live with those things. i could not, however, live with the crappy battery (which was exchanged) and the dying hard drive (which was also replaced)...hoorah for applecare. :D
 

Osarkon

macrumors 68020
Aug 30, 2006
2,161
4
Wales
The extreme heat of my Core Duo macbook. Good for the winter. Not so good for the rest of the year and my scorched lap.
 

DoFoT9

macrumors P6
Jun 11, 2007
17,532
32
Singapore
1.lack of hardware. im used to not having the best product on the market, yet apple seems to make their OS run just as fast, if not faster than the rest of the market.

2.costs. im willing to pay extra, aslong as it has OSX i am going to buy it no matter what.

3.now hotmail in mail. couldnt get it to work. peeved at first, hotmail sucks.

4.no gpu overclocker for osx at ATI cards.

5. the metal that has scraped off my mbp because of overuse. looks terrible.