New Macbook Pro Checklist

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by poke4christ, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. poke4christ macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007
    So I've got my new 15" Macbook Pro 2.4 shipping in now. I've been hearing about problems with them, but I haven't kept up with any of the threads. What is a thorough checklist to go through upon receiving the laptop. I want to make sure I don't get a lemon.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Just use it as you would normally use a laptop and problems will become apparent quite quickly if present. Congrats on the new Mac! :D
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    I have to agree with mad jew, just use it normally. Too many people actively go searching for problems. Just enjoy your mac ;)
  4. poke4christ thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007
    excellent point. I'll take it to heart. Oh, and thanks on the congrats. It's my first mac and I can't wait to get it in. Afterwards, I think I'm going to dual boot my old laptop to be a Ubuntu/windows machine. I think I'll just use windows when I need it. Otherwise, I'll keep the old machine running linux.
  5. John01021988 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    Just enjoy ur mac! I have 3 weeks with my macbook and I havent used windows during this time (just when installed through parallels the first day)
  6. Illicit macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2007
    Waterloo, ON
    sorry for stealing your thread, but I really don't want to make a new one for this question :p
    Suppose IF you find a problem, bent case, dead pixels, stuck keys, etc.
    what's the fastest standard procedure to request a replacement? call them and ship it back and forth, or do you just bring it to the nearest apple store and request one there?

    congrats on your first mac, poke4christ :)
  7. r1400sch macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
    ^ I'm wondering about that too.
    If you order a MBP from say, your college's store but the school store is far away from where you live, can you just take the MBP to the closest apple store if you have the yellow screen problem or stuck keys?
  8. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

    Sep 7, 2006
    I like running Memtest on a new system overnight (or for a few hours at least), which can at least show if the memory system is working well.

    I've seen that there's a Memtest for OS X, though I don't know how it works (or if it works on Intel Macs), since the one for normal PCs boots from a disc, totally bypassing the OS, and I think the OS X one somehow ran from inside the OS?

    Should return zero errors. If there are errors, it's usually the RAM itself, though I think it's possible it could be the memory controller.

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