new Macbook Pro classic 2.5" $1199 great deal but...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by UbuntuFu, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

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    it has 1 dead pixel...damn!!

    Picked this up at my university bookstore. they had the 2.4 for $1099 but hey for 100 bucks more, i'll take the better specs.

    my bookstore has the best deals on the old stuff, i scored an iMac 24" 2.8 extreme 500gb hd, in the summer when the iMacs were updated, got it for $999.
     
  2. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    Where's the dead pixel at? Corners aren't so bad, but center mass can be pretty annoying.
     
  3. UbuntuFu thread starter macrumors regular

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    i realized its not a dead pixel but a stuck pixel. im running JscreenFix. hopefully it fixes it. its in lower right middle. its pink on white. one small specs. sucks. i noticed it right away when i opened google.
     
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  5. grandmachar2002 macrumors member

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    wow thats a crazy deal, what univeruty?
     
  6. UbuntuFu thread starter macrumors regular

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    UC San Diego. They had it for $1599, $1499 if you buy Applecare, but today just dropped it to $1199 no Applecare needed. This is the $2499 model. The 2.4 was $1399, $1299 if Applecare but now its $1099. So doing the math the $1199 was definitely the best buy.

    Sigh, the Jscreenfix is not working so far...ran it for 5 minutes...they say after 20 minutes if it aint fix I can try the massage technique.

    Sad but I had a blue stuck pixel on my old powerbook G4.

    Ironically my white Macbook screen was perfect. So much for Pro.
     
  7. grandmachar2002 macrumors member

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    cant you take it in to the genius bar and replace it?
     
  8. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Maybe start by calling applecare. They may refer you back to your school. If so, take it there. Good luck.
     
  9. grandmachar2002 macrumors member

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    yeah it cant hurt to try? jeez at that price Id buy them all and turn an ebay profit:cool:
     
  10. masse macrumors 6502a

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    try tapping it. seriously. worked for my powerbook. Eventually the pixel stopped getting stuck.
     
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Someone's trying to sell you a 2.5" MacBook Pro? Man, that thing must REALLY overheat. :D
     
  12. UbuntuFu thread starter macrumors regular

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    blah, I couldnt get rid of the stuck pixel. i don't want to return to my bookstore and be a little spoil brat, its really not that bad.
     
  13. UbuntuFu thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont know how to edit the title. oh well. lol.
     
  14. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    The only reason the previous gen mbp is useless to me is the nvidia 8600m gt defective gpu.

    I'd much rather get the new mbp.
     
  15. e12a macrumors 68000

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    the nvidia GPU problem is fixed. Apple is now shipping "REV 2" boards. :rolleyes: not to mention if you buy now you're still covered 2 years after even if you don't buy AppleCare.

    Buy your MBPs while you still can. :) My parents are! (sister and I go to UC)

    i love UCs.

    at 1.2k, what it comes down to is, High end macbook....or much more powerful MBP.
     
  16. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Good to hear you are going to keep it. My 2.8 iMac last summer that I paid $2,500 for had 3 pixels so I did send it back. The replacement had one, just off the right edge 1/2 an inch, halfway up. I wasn't real happy about it, but wasn't going to go nuts over that. My new MacBook doesn't have any so I'm pretty happy with that, and though I have had to "fix" by bending the cover tabs and it still is a little loose, but I don't thing that it's worth taking back for, especially at the risk of other issues.
     
  17. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I'd take it to the genius bar and see if they can fix and/or repair the battery cover.
     
  18. grandmachar2002 macrumors member

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    that seems reasonable
     
  19. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried massaging the stuck pixel away (assuming it's a stuck, not dead, pixel)? Just use a piece of cloth and gently rub it over the pixel in various directions. That worked with my first generation MBP.
     

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