mbp late 08 latest builds

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by carferse, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. carferse macrumors newbie

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    anyone have a macbook pro late 08 build after week 48 whithout the weak hinges and without leaks from the display backlight? I'm on my 7th replacement and this problems are not solved.
     
  2. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    I got mine on the 2nd day they were out...absolutely perfect condition!

    How do you know what "week" its from?
     
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  4. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    A. Mine is from week 41.
    B. Apple will not be fixing the weak hinges, it's what they chose (like no FW 400) and they won't be fixing it until the next update.
    C. Can you take a picture of the screen leaks?
     
  5. linsam macrumors 6502

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    Week 49

    Here are my stats:
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
    Your Mac was built in Changhai, China.
    Your Mac was built in 2008.
    Your Mac was built in week 49 of that year (December).
    Your Mac was number 1413 to be built that week.

    I got my MPB about 1.5 weeks ago. So far, no problems to report. Sorry for your stress. I hope all works out soon for you.

    Linda
     
  6. carferse thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. carferse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think there is a possibility that apple make the hinges stronger.
    There was the problem in the first builds with the loose battery cover. They have put some kind of rubber to this cover in new builds so there is no much movement in this part.

    I think apple don't have a complete product right now. We ( the consumers) are making beta testing.
     
  8. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    I just tested my machine and there might be a tiny bit on the left side of mine.

    Not enough to make me go to an Apple store however...or anything like the ones in the pics.

    Bummer for those who have it!
     
  9. Alucardx03 macrumors 6502a

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    After a headache with a problematic video card, I exchanged my late 2008 MBP, which I got on launch, with a newer one, received just a few days ago.

    On my original MBP, the screen was very loose. On my newer model, the screen has been tightened substantially. I believe they may have made the screen tighter in more recent production runs.

    I say, if you're not entirely satisfied, take the computer back.
     
  10. Saiz macrumors member

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    I just got my macbook pro unibody saturday and it is a week 50 production so far no problems and it has the 9C84 screen.
     
  11. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is the 9c84 also...carferse do you remember what screen model you had?
     
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  14. carferse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone can confirm that the display of his mbp late 08 isn't falling down when holding the computer at 90º ?
     
  15. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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    Mine was built in week 40 and has the 9c85 display. I have zero issues and am quite happy with it. I am a photographer and have found that the display is very close to my Epson printers output after calibration. The display hinges are good and have used the machine on location and at a range of angles. I have even used it lying on the sofa and in bed with no problems.
     
  16. kolax macrumors G3

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    Mine is a week 47 build, 9C84 screen.

    Perfect - no issues (touch wood).
     
  17. carferse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, if you hold your mbp at 90º the screen doesn't fall?
     
  18. kolax macrumors G3

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    Yes it does but I don't use my MacBook Pro at a right angle so..;)

    Sitting down, the screen is sturdy and not loose.
     
  19. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I can't imagine using a laptop like that.
     
  20. carferse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's only a test. If the display comes down at 90º by gravity, sure it falls down at others angles or when you pick up from your desk. It's the behavior that I have observed in the macbook pro released in october. The october macbook don't have this behavior. The early 08 macbook pro doesn't have this behavior. The 17'' macbook pro doesn't have this behavior. Every other laptop that I have cheked in different stores (sony, toshiba, etc...) doesn't have this behavior. It's a flaw. You can not use this computer whitin an angle of 45º. Go check it out.
     
  21. kolax macrumors G3

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    I can't drive my car up a wall at a 45 degree angle.

    How the heck is this a flaw? Does using the laptop in any normal condition result in you needing to have it at a 45 degree angle?

    When I pick my laptop up, move it about, the screen doesn't move. Only when the base of the mac is titled at a 45 degree angle does the weight of the screen cause it to close.

    The previous generation MacBook Pro's didn't have a glass display.
     
  22. carferse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why the macbook doesn't fall down? It's made of glass... If this were by design, the macbook also will present this behavior.
     
  23. kolax macrumors G3

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    MacBook is 14" and MacBook Pro is 16" (or thereabouts) of glass.

    I'm sure the MacBook's do this too - maybe the one you found had tighter hinges.

    I'd much rather have slightly loose hinges so I can easily adjust the screen (like the iMac and Cinema Displays, easily adjust them, but you'd moan the iMac falls off the wall when you hang it at 45 degrees).
     
  24. alphaod macrumors Core

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    To be fair this happens on the 17" MBP as well and the reason is the hinge in based on a counter balance since which works by counterbalancing the weight of the display with spring coils. When the computer is flat on a surface it, the springs will balance. When you change the angle, the spring can no longer balance the display and the screen closes.

    As with the other type, is call the friction hinge, which that: hinge based on friction.
     
  25. duykur macrumors regular

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    actaully the macbook is 13.3" and macbook pro is 15.4"

    Also i have the new macbook pro, week 40, no flaws what so ever.

    and my screen falls at 90 degrees but not at 45 degrees, the minimum is around 80-75 degrees.
     

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