problems. again.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SPNarwhal, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    so, i've gotten my logic board replaced twice now.
    and they replaced it for the 2nd time about a month or so ago because my uMBP early 2009 17" kept freezing.

    the first time, it was because the speakers kept going out and the USB ports wouldn't keep a steady connection.

    ever since the last time they replaced the logic board, my computers has been going slow. or at least slowER.

    i get the pinwheel more often now, and firefox used to take only .5 seconds to open into google, now it takes about 6 seconds to fully come up.

    anyway, i didn't think that was a big enough deal to make a complaint about,
    but the pinwheel sometimes comes up and stays there for a very long time.
    but anyway, now i'm trying to view images and everything keeps disappearing,
    including my desktop. and it says i have a "preview" open on the top bar, but nothing is open aside firefox when i four finger swipe downward. so i quit the preview i apparently have open, and it says i have a text/edit open, which i never even went to text/edit. i can't see anything, aside my wallpaper. even the image folder that i was in is gone. and then it all comes rushing back open, as if i just opened it all again. and sometimes it opens folders that i never even tried to open. and then i'm going through it again, bam, everything disappears again. it stuck last time, showing only my wallpaper, so i closed my macbook into sleepmode and opened it back up hoping that would help, but when i opened it back up the laptop never turned back on. it froze in sleep mode, the little flashing indicator light was stuck on and i had to force shut down and restart.

    what is going on? this is a reasonable complaint, right?
    i took a video of this all happening so i can prove it to apple if needed.
    last time they couldn't find any defects in the code or whatever,
    but since i had a video they went ahead and replaced the logic board.
    would i need ANOTHER logic board replaced?
    i mean, i was already disappointed about getting the pinwheel a lot and the speed decrease. which definitely didn't happen until they gave me this 3rd logic board, but this just pushes it over the line.

    i already got it replaced twice, is this normal?
    it's getting pretty frustrating.
  2. SPNarwhal thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
  3. SPNarwhal thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    does anyone know what might have caused this?
    i don't feel like going to apple if this isn't a big issue.
    it's not really right around the corner.

    any suggestions?
  4. Ice Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Ice Dragon

    Jun 16, 2009
    I would keep taking it back until it is right or until you get a new machine.
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    did you reinstall your OS on the hdd? or just continute to use the old OS? i would have reinstalled..
  6. bluskale macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2010
    sounds quite abnormal. you could try backing up and doing a completely clean install, as suggested above.

    On the upside, if you have a series of major fixes done & it keeps breaking... eventually they'll just give you a new computer, or should. Look into "applecare lemon policy". You do have applecare, right?
  7. SPNarwhal thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    yeah, i do.
    and the last time i was there, the guy was like
    "so, they replaced the whole unit for you?" (for a previous repair)
    and i was like, no, only the logic board.

    this would be the 4th logic board.

    not that i'm out for a new macbook pro, only out for one that works properly.
    and for the amount of money i shelled out for this, that doesn't seem like too much to ask for.

    on top of that, i don't even use this laptop as a primary computer.
    so it's not as if there's a lot of wear and tear. it just seems like every time i use it there's -something- wrong with it.
    honestly, it spends 90% of the time either shut down or in sleep mode,
    i only use it for recording and such. i use my PC most of the time.

    i'm going to bring it in in about a month or so,
    that way if a new model comes out soon, they might replace the unit with one of those. free upgrade.
    that's not what i'm out for, but if it's a free bonus, why not?
  8. SPNarwhal thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    so, i just found out the my battery indication light button doesn't work anymore.
    the lights work, since when i plug a charger into it they light up. but i push the button to see how much battery i have and nothing happens. i tried restarting the computer too.

    not that this is a big issue, but it's still a problem that shouldn't exist. and i did nothing to damage it physically myself. for the amount of money this laptop costs, there shouldn't be this kind of problem. i know this isn't a big deal, physically. but the whole principle of it is pretty disappointing. it's another something to throw onto the pile.

    could this also be linked to the logic board?
  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    i wouldn't wait, bring it as soon as you have a chance.
  10. fabian9 macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2007
    Bristol, UK
    Anything could be linked to the logic board, I think you should take it back and request a new one. Stay diplomatic though but make it very clear to them that for the amount of money you have paid you expect a fully working laptop.


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