Paid $1800 for a machine that has a screen that goes black and the list goes..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Krissypantz2828, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Krissypantz2828 macrumors 6502a

    Krissypantz2828

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    -Only 6 months old
    -Screen occasionally goes black for no reason
    -Reset the PRAM
    -Does nothing when I log in from lock screen sometimes
    -Feels slow, spinning color wheel from time to time
    -Had to get keyboard replaced already

    Im thinking I got a lemon, or Apple shouldn't be charging two grand for a device that doesn't work like it should.
     
  2. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Honestly components fail - hopefully you have an Apple store near you or an Authorized Repair Service - its still under warranty. They will take care of you.
     
  3. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    Yeah apple should sell it for $200...

    Seriously dude just get it repaired under warranty.
     
  4. Krissypantz2828 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Krissypantz2828

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    Yah I kinda figured that this isn't how the macbook pro should be behaving. My friend has never had these issues and she's had hers for 3 years. Guess I'll be taking it in again.

    Thanks.
     
  5. Spink10 macrumors 601

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  6. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

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    Because ya know forums are for complaining or anything she said she got a lemon. There are times helpful is better than snarky this is likely one of them.
     
  7. yabot macrumors regular

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    seriously dude, no need for the **** sarcasm.
     
  8. fratey macrumors regular

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    Oh, that sounds just like any Mac I've used that has a spinning hard drive.
     
  9. GSPice macrumors 68000

    GSPice

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    ::thumbs up::

    Keep it on topic, bro. ::thumbs up::

    Hopefully the problem will be resolved. I've had no issues with my iMac, but I've had friends with odd problems too. Good luck.
     
  10. Krissypantz2828 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Krissypantz2828

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    Thanks guys :) I will take it in soon. Hope it doesn't take too long.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I have had 4 mac laptops and and iMac and 2 minis and none have ever had a hardware issue. Only once have I had a real software problem and that was when I got a software update got corupted and the system would no longer connect to the modem (that was in 2005).

    If you have the same issue worked on by apple 3 times then you can often get a replacement machine.

    Checking performance is arcane - you need to see what is installed, what's conected, etc. I've had a slowdown once or twice but was able to recover.

    Statistically a certain percentage of new machines will have problems. If you sell 1 million machines and even only 2% have problems, that's still a lot of machines.
     
  12. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    I think the snarky comment was likely due to the OP's previous posts/threads, she has a history here and I'll leave it at that. :)
     
  13. Mac.User macrumors 6502

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    That isn't how ANY computer should behave.
     

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