My machine just died on me...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Banacek, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Banacek macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    I was using it, everything seemed to be fine, then all of a sudden - nothing. I powered the machine back on, no startup sound, no grey screen, nothing. Just the loud fan going non-stop. Awesome.
  2. djejrejk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2007
    It's been a tough day for Mac Pro users on the MR forums
  3. Banacek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    Yeah, seems like this is happening alot. There is no way I would buy one right now, if I was a new user.
  4. sturob macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2005
    Houston, TX
    What kind of machine was it that died?

  5. Banacek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    Mac Pro 2.8 8 core with the 8800GT. Oddly enough I had just finished installing Vista when it told me there was a CPU failure. Now I just get nothing, even if I take the new drive out of the machine. Oh well. I have an appointment at the Genius Bar tomorrow. I'll be polite as possible but I'm not leaving until I get another machine.
  6. eyecool macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    Fort Worth, TX
    Good luck ! They'll swap the 8800GT with the store's stock model if they know whats good for them.

    They swapped an imac for an imac last year b/c our isight was DOA.
  7. rouxeny macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2008
    Oh man, that's tough. You ordered the same day as me. I've been purring along for 2 days now, just finished importing all my pics in and trying to organize them. That's taken hours already. I wouldn't be happy if things stopped now.

    I think tomorrow I'll go and get a hard drive to Time Machine all that hard work into.

    Good luck!
  8. student_trap macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    woah woah woah, how can this happen, ive never had a mac fail due to processor/logic board etc before, and i had assumed that the mac pro, where its internals are not squished into a tiny box or carried around, would have been a far more sturdy piece of kit?

    How widespread are these problems? to the OP, I hope they give you a brand new machine, that is just not on:eek:
  9. Banacek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    I'll let you know as soon as I get back from the Genius Bar.
  10. ziwi macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    Right back where I started...
    That really stinks. These does seem to be an inordinate number of strange things happening to the new MP's...
  11. zdobson macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2007
    That sucks, yeah, but I think a lot more people post about having problems than to just say, "Everything is great." I doubt there are any more problems with the MP than any other computer. We just get to hear about every single problem that anyone has on this forum.
  12. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I agree the MP has literally been put under the microscope around here and other forums.

    To the OP I'm very sorry to hear about your problem and hope you get a new machine.
  13. Brianna macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    People that don't have problems don't come to forums and post that everything is running splendidly. The forums are here for tech support and chat discussion. Without them we would never hear about any unfortunate situations unless a news caster was having an issue. Which reminds me. :rolleyes: I just read that Rush Limbaugh personally has many Macs, and his hole studio is run on Mac's because he loves them so much, but because he is who he is, he is having trouble getting tech support. I guess he had two minor issues with 10.5 and said it on his show (and I guess they were simple tech questions) and he got totally ridiculed by Mac fanatics, and democrats alike. It's kind of funny. :)
  14. Banacek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    In case anyone was wondering, they could not get it to work at the store, and they could not replace the machine for me either. So that means that I have to ship this back and wait until they have another one to ship out.

    "Because it works"? Hardly. I could have had a working Dell four weeks ago.
  15. geon macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2008

    You could have got ran over by a bus too, you just never know.
  16. Salavat23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2008
    The reasoning behind this is quite simple.

    All of these problems with iMacs, Mac Pros etc, are from Apple moving their production plant to China.

    Apple got a little greedy. They wanted to save a few bucks by assembling the machines in China (we all know what that means), but in the end, it looks like it will cost them more in replacing and fixing all of the machines.
  17. Banacek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    Thanks for the pointless post.
  18. Banacek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    That's what I've heard. I wonder how much it saved them moving production to China compared to the cost of replacing/fixing the defective machines?
  19. wpattison macrumors member


    Jan 21, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Yup, sent mine back due to not being able to turn it on fresh out of the box. I FedExed it Thursday, tomorrow the new one arrives.

    Your post, and many others, is not giving me a good feeling about these MP's.
  20. Banacek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
  21. Banacek thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2008
    The funny thing is that the guy at the Genius Bar was not surprised in the slightest that the machine was dead.

    Also, when I called today they said I'll get a call either Monday or Tuesday with the return shipping info. The guy in the store said that they can ship me a new machine as soon as they have one and they have confirmation that FedEx received my machine. I wonder if he is right?
  22. kirkbross macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2007
    Los Angeles
    As much as I've been told how "completely meaningless" and skewed the polls are on this forum, I think Apple is about two to three weeks away from a formal announcement on this subject, and thus it'll be a page 1 macrumors story. I think Apple has a major QC issue that is not just an anomaly of the computer geek community who are more likely to post about their problems. Just a hunch. The blood lust (read $ lust) Apple is tasting as it slowly chips away at the PC market by producing cheap (read crappily made) consumer products has all but dissolved the pride Apple used to have in building the "best" computers on earth. There is a reason that the Mac Pro is $2,799 when a comparable Dell is over five grand.

    I'd rather Apple just shipped me all the components directly from their respective factories and let me assemble it myself.

    Incidentally, my Mac Pro (2x2.8 / 500GB / 8800Gt) just shipped yesterday -- I sure hope it's in the healthy category.
  23. MrPDaddyHimself macrumors regular


    Jan 8, 2008
    Welcome Banacek and have a seat in the boat. We have strong whisky and loose women to help get us through these rough waters. Well...atleast I do. I can't wait to say land ho, that New Mac Pro is on its way. Arghhh.....
  24. Just sayin... macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008
    False assumption. My MP 2.8X8/8800/10GB is running fine. I'm just here to learn.

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