My brand new Macbook Pro died... advice please?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rahinco, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. rahinco macrumors newbie

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    Basically I bought a Macbook Pro last night, it died shortly after I turned it on this evening. I've just been to the apple store and was given a replacement. I highly doubt they will replace the replacement should the same thing happen again, so I'd just like to explain everything I did with it since buying it and to know if any of it was wrong:

    OK so last night at about 5 I bought my Macbook Pro from the apple store oxford circus... mostly because I'm impatient waiting for my iMac, well anyway I opened it in the store and downloaded a few things like MSN messenger, firefox, set up my email account etc. Spent like an hour using it there.

    I then shut it down, took it home, set it to charge @ about 6, and while it was charging, transfered all my music over to it and firefox bookmarks. I then started downloading world of warcraft.

    It was a massive download so I left it running overnight with the power settings set to turn the monitor off but leave the actual power on.

    In the morning (6.30am) it was fine, while I was getting ready I watched TV on this website: http://www.tvcatchup.com/ (I've just thought, this is a continuously streamed flash video, like youtube I guess but ongoing... would this cause a Macbook to break? I can't use it on my PC because my PC crashes whenever I do, same with youtube which is why I wanted to switch to mac)

    I turned it off (at around 8.30am), and stored it safely in my underwear drawer while I was at work :D so my nosey flatmates wouldn't be tempted to steal it.

    I got home at 2 or 3pm, watched some more flash videos (while charging) on this website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv and then http://www.tvcatchup.com/ till around 4pm.

    I just left it on, not using it for about an hour then at around 5.30pm, I went to check my email on it, was about to open firefox when it suddenly turned itself off. I tried to turn it back on but couldn't. Followed the support instructions on the website on what to do in this event - nothing worked, so I took it back to the apple store.

    They were very apologetic and replaced it, but seemed surprised that this had happened - which is what made me think it was maybe something I had done. I didn't want to tell them that at the store in case they thought I was to blame and refused to replace it, so here I am asking you lovely people :)

    So my question again is is anything I've done a big nono that I musn't do on the new replacement Macbook pro? I'd be very grateful to you for any input you can give
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    It doesn't sound like you did anything that would have caused this.
     
  3. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure it wasn't your fault. Highly doubt that the same thing will happen again but they'll definitely replace it. No worries.
     
  4. rahinco thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    It won't but they will.

    I see nothing abusive in your use of the machine. (I leave my MBP on 24/7 too.) All products have a non-zero infant mortality rate, even jaw-droppingly costly MIL-spec stuff. Seems like you drew the short straw on this one. Sucks, but it happens.
     

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