Need to clear something up...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sehnsucht, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    :D Just got into an argument today with an extremely pissed-off friend whose $3,100 MacBook Pro is having graphics card issues. I believe it's one from the batch that have the faulty NVIDIA cards. His screen shows vertical purple and green lines over a field of gray snow, and he almost s**t his pants when it started. (His dad did too, since he'd loaned him most of the money to get it.) :mad:

    Now, he felt the need to tear into me since I was the one who talked him out of an Alienware in favor of a Mac. :D I didn't recommend any particular Mac, just a MAC. He went with the MacBook Pro, and now it's acting up.

    "Well, why the f**k is it doing this s**t? Macs are supposed to 'just work', aren't they?!?!" :D

    Soooo, I bring it up because I've been reading a ton of posts on here from people with the same mindset. I am fully aware of what an irritating ordeal having problems like this is. It's annoying, disappointing and freaking expensive to fix. BUT...here's the deal:

    So you got a defective one. Last time I checked, anything manufactured can be defective. It happens. Including Macs. Nobody's saying Macs are perfect...nothing is! :rolleyes: If you have a truckload of apples, several will have worms in them. ;) What irritates me is people who buy their first Mac, the spacebar sticks, and they howl, "BUT IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS, IT'S PERFECT, REMEMBER?!" I love it when they say, "I've had problem X, problem Y and problem Z, and now I'm tempted to switch back to a PC." Cry me big freaking river and go kayaking in it. :D A faulty NVIDIA graphics card isn't even an Apple hardware problem anyway, it's an NVIDIA hardware problem. :p

    "Hi, I'm a PC and Macs are perfect....or at least, I THOUGHT they were!!!" rotflmao
     
  2. melchior macrumors 65816

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    What are clearing up? Was there a question in there I missed or was it just a rant?

     
  3. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    do you have a point?

    did you offer to help your friend and explain the QC issues or did you just laugh?
     
  4. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    so tell him to take it to an apple store. they will fix it 2 years past the original warranty if it's a faulty gpu.
     
  5. Sehnsucht thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Goodness no. :eek: I felt bad at first because it was my idea to begin with, plus it got him into deep debt to his dad. :rolleyes: I just wonder about this "I'm switching to Linux" crap. I like Fedora a lot...in fact a Sony VAIO running Fedora is the next thing on my Christmas wish list after a Mac Pro. (Not to mention the only reason I'd ever get a PC.) :D Get a Mac and Linux.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You're still not clearing anything up, as a matter of fact, you're making things more confusing.
     
  7. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Problem solved....
     
  8. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    The OP makes a point of not making a point.
     
  9. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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