Replace or Fix my NON Mooing/Whining Macbook?

wako

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My macbook is great. There is no mooing no whining. When it is idle, it sticks around at 53 centigrade. Not bad considering some people claim theirs are at 60! Mine only gets to sixty when it has a 40% CPU load. It does get hot from time to time, but that is only when the CPU load is at 50% or more. With the things I do, that is almost never...


Only problem is that damn K key. The K key keeps sticking. If i press it down a bit to the right, it sticks down. It can take from half a second to a full second for it to come back up. No matter how much I try to ignore it, it annoys the hell out of me.


So today I took it to the Apple store. The guy said I can either replace it, or I can fix it by replacing the whole keyboard. Im going back probably tommorow, however Im not too sure of what I should do. Replace or fix? If I fix, i run the risk of it starting to moo or whine. My thing is dead silent until it reaches 70 degrees centigrade.


Should I just replace it? Fix it? I guess I can always ask the person who replaces it for me that I want the most recent one that came off of the factory lines. Get something between the weeks of 22-24th week of this year? Right now have a 22nd and it shows no flaws other than the damn keyboard.
 

munckee

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Keyboard should be a relatively easy fix (although not as easy as it used to be with the ibooks i think), so why not just get your near perfect macbook to perfect?
 

Electro Funk

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wako said:
My macbook is great. There is no mooing no whining. When it is idle, it sticks around at 53 centigrade. Not bad considering some people claim theirs are at 60! Mine only gets to sixty when it has a 40% CPU load. It does get hot from time to time, but that is only when the CPU load is at 50% or more. With the things I do, that is almost never...


Only problem is that damn K key. The K key keeps sticking. If i press it down a bit to the right, it sticks down. It can take from half a second to a full second for it to come back up. No matter how much I try to ignore it, it annoys the hell out of me.


So today I took it to the Apple store. The guy said I can either replace it, or I can fix it by replacing the whole keyboard. Im going back probably tommorow, however Im not too sure of what I should do. Replace or fix? If I fix, i run the risk of it starting to moo or whine. My thing is dead silent until it reaches 70 degrees centigrade.


Should I just replace it? Fix it? I guess I can always ask the person who replaces it for me that I want the most recent one that came off of the factory lines. Get something between the weeks of 22-24th week of this year? Right now have a 22nd and it shows no flaws other than the damn keyboard.
why do you think that replacing the keyboard would give you the mooing or whining problems? i say you have a near perfect macbook... and in my opinion i think you have a better chance of getting a mooing macbook if you get another one rather than replacing the keyboard on the one you curently have...

i vote for get it fixed.... ;)
 

wako

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munckee said:
Keyboard should be a relatively easy fix (although not as easy as it used to be with the ibooks i think), so why not just get your near perfect macbook to perfect?


But dont they have to ship it out? If it was an in store fix, I would definately do it. I think Ill go ask them tommorow how long it would take for them to fix it before i get it back. If its over a week I think I might not want it.

But man, risking it for a mooing whining macbook. Maybe Ill ask them what they do with the ones that moo and see if they consider it as normal or not. If they do, then I would definately ask for it to be fixed.
 

h0e0h

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wako said:
But dont they have to ship it out? If it was an in store fix, I would definately do it. I think Ill go ask them tommorow how long it would take for them to fix it before i get it back. If its over a week I think I might not want it.

But man, risking it for a mooing whining macbook. Maybe Ill ask them what they do with the ones that moo and see if they consider it as normal or not. If they do, then I would definately ask for it to be fixed.
I've heard that the moo is "within spec" so if i were you i'd try to get an in-store repair... if it has to be shipped off wait it out a couple of weeks to see if increased use of the "K" key resolves the stick
 

wako

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Yeah, i just read that thread about the Genius calling it within spec.... I guess Ill just get it fixed. Hopefully it wont be unbearably long...


However I do have a concern about them fixing. Are they careful? What if the SOB scratches my macbook! :mad: