Sometimes you have to really love Apple

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ccrew, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Have an older 15" MBP, last of the non-unibodies that I handed down to my son. Will be 4 years old in February.

    Suffered the dreaded NVidia logic board failure yesterday, so figured what the heck, I'd make a genius bar appointment this evening and at the worst all they could say was "sucks to be you"

    Now it's in for replacement of the logic board with a work authorization for $492.41 with a total cost to me of $0. Recall or not, I can't think of another computer manufacturer that will do $500 worth of repairs on a 4 year old computer for free.
     
  2. ERIC273 macrumors 6502

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    I am sure Nvidia is paying a Hefty sum for the faulty chips! And the limit is 4 tears anyway but knowing apple I am sure they'd do it anyways! How olds your son? I thought he was 4 years old!
     
  3. Ccrew thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Must be thinking of someone different :) My kids are Girl 22yo, Boy 20yo and Girl 19yo.

    No way would I survive a 4 year old!
     
  4. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    hehe, look at your OP. it almost looks like you said you gave the computer to a 4 year old. That's how I read it the first time, now i know it's the computer that's 4.
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Seems like you've already survived 3 of them ;)
     
  6. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Well, I agree that it's probably more than any other manufacturer would do. I still find it laughable that they sell faulty hardware for more than $3000 (that's what my MBP did cost in 2008), and instead of making a factory recall and fixing it, they tell you to wait until it breaks.

    Even worse, when it finally breaks, they replace it with the same faulty hardware...

    And I bet many people just throw away their broken 2008 models, because they don't know about the extended warranty.

    Maybe after 7 years we will get replacements... like with the iPod nano :D I'm keeping my machine!
     
  7. cole01 macrumors 6502

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    Haha funny that you post about this. I just had the same model MacBook pro's logic board replaced. Because of this recall program I didn't have to pay a dime. I was accepting and willing to pay for an expensive repair as I really like the computer for nostalgic's sake even though I've moved onto my more powerful unibody. I must say though, it's withstood the test of time and still runs 10.6 very smoothly.
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Sometimes you have to love apple?
    You mean you always have to love Apple! :D
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Apple replaced by fault Early 2008 MacBook Pro with a new one after one repair.
     
  10. Mark-Technology macrumors regular

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    You always should love Apple! :)

    My 5 day old Macbook Pro was facing casual problems like beach balling which was my fault, but I decided to go to Apple and they didn't even check the system-just gave me a new one. All I told them was the problems I was facing and they said that since you bought it not nearly long ago, they'll give me a new one.

    I was so delighted. :)

    Mark
     
  11. yousifabdullah, Dec 18, 2011
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    yousifabdullah macrumors regular

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    I had an even better experience :D

    I'm typing this message on my MacBook Pro 15" (Late 2008), the first unibody MacBook Pro. During its lifespan of 3 years, it underwent three hardware repairs (two logic board replacements and one battery replacement). After a newly confirmed issue with the screen and calling AppleCare, I was transferred to Apple Customer Relations where I was told that I'm eligible for a replacement. :eek:

    Apple was even kind enough to upgrade me to the hi-res antiglare display for no extra cost. In essence, I'm being upgraded from the first unibody MacBook Pro to the very latest offering, a standard configuration MacBook Pro 15" (Late 2011). Just waiting for the order confirmation to pop up in my inbox... Sometimes you have to really love Apple, I agree. :)
     

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