Macbook Unibody Faults.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Caris, Jan 17, 2009.

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Does your Unibody Macbook have any issues?

  1. Loose Battery Cover

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. Slanted F Keys

    9 vote(s)
    12.2%
  3. Dust behind Screen

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  4. More than 1 of the above

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  5. Mine is 100% Perfect, not 95% a 100%

    51 vote(s)
    68.9%
  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #1
    Hey everyone.

    I went into my local Comet today to pick up a 2.4ghz Unibody Macbook. Now as some of you know last time i went in i tired 3 different Macbooks and each had some sort of issue with them. So i thought i would leave it a few weeks and check again to see if it was a bad batch or something. I went in today and tried a 4th Macbook and it still had a issue!

    So now i'm asking unibody owners only to fill in this poll.

    I really want a Macbook but I'm tempted to get the 2.1 white model as there seems to be so many problems with the new ones, the question is am i the only one?

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. iTzChasE macrumors 6502

    iTzChasE

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    #2
    I got a Alu macbook when they came out. It was in perfect condition untill.

    I trashed the G key from typing

    Gogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogog

    and it broke...

    Key snapped, so i took it in, and they gave me a BRAND NEW computer. I was like wow.. It's still in perfect condition. No slanted keys or anything.
     
  3. Menge macrumors 6502a

    Menge

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    #3
    I got the slanted F keys but I don't really mind. It's not even THAT slanted anyway. You only notice it if you're looking for it :p
     
  4. Sareth macrumors member

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    #4
    This is bad news for me I went through 3 at my local Apple store, all with issues from the glass front, one with dust and two with smudges under the glass and was waiting to see if it was a manufacturing issue with certain batches and had cleared up. What was the problem with the fourth btw ?
     
  5. SteveMobs macrumors 6502

    SteveMobs

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    #5
    I think a great majority of the people don't have any issues. You're only going to hear from the people that are having problems. Not many people are going to get on MR and tell people their MB is perfect.

    But now that you've prompted me to, I have a 2.4 Unibody MB and it's flawless, I love it. I've had it for about a month now and no problems so far. I ordered from Amazon and saved a bundle.
     
  6. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #6
    Fourth has slanted keys and a loose battery cover. :(
     
  7. kwood macrumors 6502a

    kwood

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    #7
    That's really too bad... I got mine just after they first came out and it is flawless. I read about the slanted keys and loose battery cover and so I checked it when I received it, but it was fine.

    Good luck in your quest.

    EDIT: As a note I have the 2.4GHz model.
     
  8. Sareth macrumors member

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    #8
    This might seem a bit rude but what was the year and week of manufacture ?
     
  9. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #9
    I didn't check mate so i couldn't tell you. I'm gonna go back tomorrow and try a fifth i think. I'll get the dates then.
     
  10. Sareth macrumors member

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    #10
    its the third fourth and fifth digits of the serial number, should be on the receipt.
     
  11. paetrick macrumors regular

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    #11
    Bought mine a week ago from apple.com, I zero defects on it. Best comp ever :)
     
  12. urkel macrumors 68030

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    #12
    What issues are you finding on these because (IMO) the new models are FAR superior and the only reasons to get the last gen version are if you can't afford the $1299 or if you're heavily invested in FW.

    My opinion is that you'd be foolish to get the old ones. I'm not saying you should ignore the complaints (like some out here encourage), but Apple is a good company when it comes to fixing legitimate issues. I got my wife a Unibody MB at launch and I'll let you pop off 5 keys, use a brillo pad on the lid and I'll still say that it's the best Mac out there in terms of value and performance. The old ones were fine machines but the new ones look better, run quieter, are built like tanks, and have an amazing video card. If you're looking to save money then get it at Amazon where you pay no tax and it's only $1229.
     
  13. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    #13
    I never bought it, when I saw it was faulty I left it. Is there something I should be looking out for when buying? Any dates or anything?
     
  14. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

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  15. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    #15
    % stops at 100. ;)

    But mine is perfect.
     
  16. shady825 macrumors 68000

    shady825

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    #16
    My MacBook is BEYOND perfect! ;)
     
  17. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    #17
    NO! :)
     
  18. yousoldtheworld macrumors member

    yousoldtheworld

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    #18
    No issues whatsoever with my 2.4 model or my roommate's 2.0.
     
  19. goldfronts macrumors member

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  20. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    #20
    Mine is :)
     
  21. mgpg89 macrumors 6502a

    mgpg89

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    #21
    Got a perfect one! (after exchanging it twice, though)
     
  22. WinkWink726 macrumors regular

    WinkWink726

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    #22
    So far, so good!

    I've read about all of the concerns that others have posted over and I've not come by any thus far!
    (here's to keeping my fingers crossed that it stays that way!!)
     

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