Macbook returned this morning

Roy Hobbs

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Apr 29, 2005
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After spending only 1/2 day with the Macbook it went back to the apple store.
It heated up worse than my Powerbook and made a werid "mooing" sound.

They wanted to charge me the restock fee but I asked to talk to the manager. I told him the situation (plus he remembered my from my numerous purchases over the last year) and he gave me all my $$ back.

I guess I will wait for Rev B of either the MB of MBP
 

pinetec

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I've had my MacBook since Wednesday and have had no problems. It gets a little hot sometimes but nothing out of the ordinary. No wierd noises either (yet).

I went ahead and bought the black one. I really liked the contrast of the black and the white apple logo.

Hope yours was an isolated problem.
 

slooksterPSV

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Apr 17, 2004
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miniConvert said:
It would appear that the black Macbooks are somehow less prone to the various issues. Perhaps that's why they cost more ;)
The black would disperse heat better right? Where as the white would reflect it, so in sense wouldn't the black MB be cooler because of airflow around it and the black casing to take heat out of the core (provided you aren't outside using it)??? Theoretically? (sp?)

Wow I think i have everything in that sentence backwards, its early so correct me.
 

CanadaRAM

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slooksterPSV said:
The black would disperse heat better right? Where as the white would reflect it, so in sense wouldn't the black MB be cooler because of airflow around it and the black casing to take heat out of the core (provided you aren't outside using it)??? Theoretically? (sp?)
Umm... I don't think so. If anything the extra layer of paint would act as an insulator. I don't think the colour has much effect on how much a body radiates. If you're talking about absorbing energy if left in the sun, that would be a different story. Either way, lexan polycarbonate is far more of an insulator than aluminum alloy.