New MBP...Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikeymike88, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. mikeymike88 macrumors member

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    Hey guys I'm going to be getting a new SR 15" 2.4 Macbook Pro either today or tomorrow at my local Apple store. I am planning on opening it up and looking at it first before I purchase it. So my question is, what should I be looking for? I've heard of the LCD flicker, uneven keyboard, dead pixels, and kernal panics (which I won't be able to reproduce in the store). Is there anything else I should look for when buying it or anything else I should do? Thanks!
     
  2. rrijkers macrumors 6502

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    All of the above + headphone jack, yellow screen i suppose
     
  3. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    as far as i know, they won't let you open it up and look at it before you pay for it.
     
  4. mikeymike88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies. Yeah I wasn't sure if you could open them up or not before you buy them, but I'll keep my eyes open for those problems.
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Good luck finding one, have you called? The 2.4's seem to be in short supply.
     
  6. mikeymike88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I called and they do have them in stock. Both the matte and glossy finishes too.
     
  7. mikeymike88 thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I picked up my 2.4 MBP today and I really like it. I have the yellowing when viewed from the sides, but thats all (not on bottom 1/3 of the screen). There is also no flicker on my screen either. I do have one dead pixel, but it is on the very edge of the left side of the screen, so it really doesn't bother me at all. Is there anything else I should keep my eye on or look out for?
     
  8. Macbie macrumors member

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    Hi mikey, did your local Apple store allowed you to open the box first and looking at it before you finalized the deal? I just wondered if it all depend on the particular store's own discretion to allow customers to open the boxes before they make the purchases.
     
  9. docc macrumors 6502

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    Apple states that you HAVE to purchase a product before you can open it for inspection. No other way to it.
     

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