rMBP Replacement for IR - Worth it?

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  1. williamparky, Sep 10, 2012
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    williamparky macrumors newbie

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    I have a dilema. I have a rMBP with an LG screen and a fair amount of IR. Although it is only noticeable when switching to a dark grey background. However I am wondering whether to bother getting a replacement unit.

    What is the guarantee that the same problem wont crop up on the new unit? How do they handle the transfer of data from old to new unit? I need my machine for work and am wondering what the general time frame for getting a replacement?

    I would really appreciate some advice on this.
     
  2. leman macrumors 604

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    Well, there is no guarantee. It seems that only a small fraction of the machines are plagued by these problems, but there is still a chance that you will get a lemon again. Data transfer is easy if you have a Time Machine backup. The time frame is the same as ordering a new one (because this is what technically happens). You can also push Apple into giving you a discount for your trouble or something like that.

    Anyway, if your machine is defective, I would return it. If you got it in the store, you can actually go there and they will probably give you a new machine. For someone like me, it would be more problematical, because I need an US keyboard and stores only have the Swiss German one (which is crap).
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Bottom line is if you're not happy about it, then exchange it, if for no other reason then peace of mind.
     

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