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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brikeh, Nov 22, 2006.
it's a shame they couldn't get you working products. but the MBPs are still new machines; some of us are just fortunate enough to not have any issues.
4 macs, 3 ipods
1 Apple Classic II still working since 1987, a PPC 8500 as my desktop and with only one repair, the 3,15 disk drive, and a new MBP C2D flawless.
Awesome you guys, doesnt really help me now does it?
I just want to say that there are positive experiences that I wish you have too, kind of bizarre support I guess to stay in the Mac side
Maybe I missed something, but are you say ing you had problems with ALL of those items?
Well what do you expect us to do? Call Apple and get a new one (I mean you, not us ).
2006 was a record year for me too:
3 Macbook pros (1.83 and 2ghz)
5-6 (can't remember) macbooks
All of them defective in one way or another and returned or replaced by Apple. Problems: extreme heat generation, bulging aluminum, warped bezel, whine, plastic bezel around LCD coming off, black unilluminated corner on an LCD, squeaking hinges, peeling finish, criss-cross pattern on LCD, flickering screen etc etc.
I'm pretty impressed that Apple is able to produce so many defective machines and still have its stock value rise to record levels! I guess it's all ipod now.
Well. Ive sorta tried that a couple of times now. Gettin tired of it to be honest.
Yeah its pretty crazy alright.
Why don't you buy from Acer next time around?
I think the point is more that Apple has some pretty shoddy quality control mechanisms in place and needs to fix that. I love MacOs and will not switch to other hardware unless I can run the OS on it, but I feel frustrated being stuck with a company that no longer is capable of producing CONSISTENTLY high quality products. Buying an expensive computer should be something fun and when you open the box you should feel confident that everything will work and be assembled properly. I got to a point where I lost all enthusiasm and hated the process of opening the box because I knew that it was likely that something would be wrong. Awful.
The more people complain and return defective computers, the more likely it is that Apple will listen. Despite problems people are experiencing with the current MBPs, I think Apple actually has tightened quality control on the core2duo models. It used to be that when I went to the apple store, all macbook pros were defective in one way or another (ranging from small cosmetic issues, to more serious heat issues or LCD issues). Now they all seem to look good to me - and that's a good sign.
I still have hope that Apple will fix things and improve quality control. I just hope it happens soon.
For my next Apple purchase, instead of Apple Care, I may purchase an umbrella to protect me from a similar dark cloud over my head.
That's an excellent idea! I did get small umbrella, but it wasn't ebough to protect from the typhoon-like bad luck I had with Apple this year. Get one of those storm umbrellas that don't collapse in the wind....
I agree with you PDE. I hope I won't get any problems with my future apple purchases.
1 mini mac
and a macbook
No problems priceless........
The thing that gets me is how the same people get multiple problems in their buying experience; I mean, I could see one replacement for one product, but probability-wise, it just seems so crazy to have it happen on that kind of volume. Other than a slightly buggy 4G iPod, I've had a good experience with my PB, MBP, and 2 other iPods, and when their time came, I replaced them. Sorry to hear your experience has been so lousy
I usually dont have this bad luck...just with Apple.
it's because you belong to the darkside say hello to Vista from me
I wish I found that funny, sadly thats where Im headin´
my MBP is flawless and i love it *knocks on wood*
Can't relate. Guess you're unlucky?
When it comes to Apple? Yeah probably.
No, but then, neither does posting a Dear John letter here.