My New MacBook Pro...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SimonMoles, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. SimonMoles macrumors newbie

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    Was great, until yesterday.

    I was going fine, loving it a lot (My first Mac!). Then, yesterday, I heard a loud pop from the power supply. Turns out that in the past few hours, the power supply had been malfunctioning, not charging my MacBook, so when I switched from Windows to Leopard (Bootcamp) it just shut down!

    I took the power supply to an "Apple Certified" repair centre, and they said the transformer was busted, and ordered a replacement.

    So... was good while it lasted :p Now I've got to wait until next week to get it working again :(
     
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  3. SimonMoles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wish I knew why it broke though... was it just manufactured badly, or was it something to do with the plug I used?

    Anyone elses power supplies just stopped working?
     
  4. a4abt macrumors regular

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    while you are waiting for the replacement, you could buy one from Best Buy and return it when you'll receive the new one from Apple.
     
  5. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    That's a bit unethical. Why not just buy another one as a backup? I have three, for the road, office and bedroom.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    A computer in the bedroom is usually bad juju if you have any intentions of reproducing one day.
     
  7. Eric. macrumors regular

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    Actually, its Best Buy. Perfectly ethical.
     
  8. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    That's OK. I'll just adopt one from Africa and return it when it turns 16 :D
     
  9. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    check the voltage on your outlet also.

    i can't believe they did not just give you another brick. "we'll order one"...that suxs!!!
    my mighty mouse took a crap and i got one the very next day via fedex air. awesome service!!!
     
  10. dallas112678 macrumors 6502a

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    Ya i have 3 also because of all the times ive had to send my MBP back by itself so now i have all these OSX disks and powercords lol.
     
  11. SimonMoles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have to go and pick it up when it arrives, they tried to charge me £30 for shipping! Its not an actual Apple store, only an authorised maintenance centre.


    Now I've got my macbook on my desk, closed lid, no use to anyone :(
     
  12. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    Where we are, Best Buy will charge you 15% for an open box return. A $300 rental fee for 14 days use (on a base MacbookPro) is a bit expensive don't ya think?

    I guess I can now see why BB has to have such fees - which is a real nuisance to those who would like to try out a laptop before committing. Your crappy ethics DOES screw it up for the rest of us.
     
  13. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    Best Buy has always been nice to me. Much better than Circuit City or Compusa - and you can see how well they did in the market.

    MicroCenter is the best but BB is actually very good IMHO.
     
  14. kellen macrumors 68020

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    He's talking about just buying a power cord, not a whole machine.
     
  15. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    always call applecare when something like that happens. lesson learned anyway...good luck with the problems.
     
  16. dmarch macrumors regular

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    I think the idea was to buy the power supply at BB, then return the new one from Apple to BB when it arrived. I don't see any ethics issue with that.
     
  17. a4abt macrumors regular

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    exactly ... plus it's their policy (30 days return). Why not use it? I'm not saying to "happy-box" the power supply, just return the functional one when you receive your replacement from Apple.
     

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