Many macbook problems - it is leopard or my hardware or both?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yojitani, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    Well, in a nutshell:

    I had the cracking palmrest problem with my 1st Gen 1.83 CD Macbook, sent it in for repair and since then the problems seem to be stacking up. First of all, the start time is SLOW. I mean, I turn on the computer and get a grey screen for about 2 mins before the apple on the grey screen even appears. Log in itself is so slow I can usually make a cup of tea while it's doing its thing - so basically log in takes about 5 mins. Once up and running, it seems to be fine except that certain operations get long beachballs, such as getting the system profiler to come up or starting up itunes. It also freezes up occasionally. Now, I've just discovered that my optical drive is, as far as my computer is concerned NOT THERE!!

    I did install leopard (upgrade install) a few weeks before I sent the computer in. While I found it a bit buggy, it's just a nightmare right now.

    I've zapped pram, fsck'ed it (it's clear), repaired permissions, and done a mem test. Is there anything else I can do? Do you think the repair people did a job on my computer? I'm getting a bit annoyed with the problems on this machine. If I have to send it in, it will be the THIRD time within a year.
  2. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    3rd time's a charm. Apple might call it DOA or whatnot after 3 times in and just replace it with a shiny new one. Could be good for you.

    Sorry about your bad luck :( Not sure what to tell you. Apple is pretty good (in my experience atleast) about taking care of it's unhappy customers though. Call them and see what is up, be calm, direct but confident and you should get everything taken care of and maybe even something extra for your time :)

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