Mac defects you've learned to live with

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wallaby, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. wallaby macrumors 6502

    wallaby

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    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?
     
  2. Fazzl macrumors 6502a

    Fazzl

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    lower resolution screen than my last dell laptop.
     
  3. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  4. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    A kinda bent display case, but it's fine. Stuck pixels suck my friend, I think I have some sometimes, but they're just dust.
     
  5. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

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    i tried to live with the yellow tint, however exchanged it to day, now will have to live with a matte screen :(
     
  6. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    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).
     
  7. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    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!).
     
  9. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    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).
     
  10. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    gasp....i feel lucky 2 have the "perfect apple"
    poor people
     
  11. zephead macrumors 68000

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    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. :)
     
  12. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Not the best battery in the world, it pails in comparison to what my old iBook G4 could get.
     
  13. Grape macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  14. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

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    D-I-T-T-O
     
  15. bartelby macrumors Core

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    On my PowerBook G4 1.5:

    Non working auto adjustment of screen brightness
    Non working Backlight to keyboard
    White stains on screen.
     
  16. maestrokev macrumors 6502a

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    I hear ya, once you get used to 1920x1200 it's hard to go back.
     
  17. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    The "update" that made my airport in the Macbook, not so airporty.
     
  18. lofight macrumors 68000

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    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...
     
  19. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    It never crashes or freezes up, so I have no excuse to goof off.:(

    ( I still goof off, I just have no excuse )
     
  20. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    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
     
  21. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You do know there is a way to prevent this right? ;)
     
  22. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  23. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  24. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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