make a macbook appear broken?

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  1. polaris1 macrumors newbie

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    in order to get a new macbook i need to present a broken one to some people, ive had the black macbook for 3 years and I am tired of it overheating and burning me when browsing youtube. How could i make it appear broken without actually harming it or any data on it? i know this is a very weird question.


    also can the new macbook 13" pros with the i5s handle games just as well as the previous nvidia ones? thanks
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    The i5 is much faster than a C2D. The GPU isn't any slower. That should answer your question about playing games.

    However, I'm not going to help you lie. If your MB is getting so hot that it really is burning you, that sounds broken to me. Besides, what happens when you try to present a broken computer and they figure out it really works just fine?
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    Well the warranty doesn't cover anything over 3 years. So..good luck :)
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Are "some people" your parents? It's relatively easy to fake a broken computer without actually harming it if you think about it -- but your request sounds sketchy to me.

    The new i5 13 inch MBP performs better at some games and worse at others when comparing them to the previous generation. It's a compromise Apple had to make with this generation in order to get the Sandy Bridge processors. If gaming is important to you and money is tight I'd go for a PC with discrete graphics.
     
  5. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    ok if you have AC your dabbling Fraud much???

    If your mac is burning make a app apt with no apple care may cost you.
    You may get flat rate option.

    If nothing is wrong with it and your just sour sell it and buy a new one...
     
  6. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Instead of committing fraud, why don't you consider 3 years with a black book good enough and buy a new one?
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    OPs MacBook seems to have a busted shift key, would that qualify? I wonder who he has to show it to do get a new one?
     
  8. polaris1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    id much rather get a free one than pay for it, dont worry i'm not doing anything illegal so stop being nasty.
     
  9. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

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    ^ You're on the wrong forum if you expect to disclose such information.
    Think for a moment :apple:
     
  10. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Parents won't buy you a new Mac when the one you have gets the job done?
     
  11. jwhite4304 macrumors member

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    as a parent +100
     
  12. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    If I cheat on my significant other I'm not doing anything illegal. That doesn't mean that it's OK to do so.

    I'd rather get a Mac for free too, but that doesn't mean I have so little self-respect I'd lie to get it.
     
  13. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Shows the kind of moral character you have...
     
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  15. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    they are not going to replace it for something like that. It takes three replacements of the same part before Apple would even consider it.

    OP is really just looking for a way to commit fraud.
     
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