This Macbook is Destroying my Mental Health

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Merkava_4, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    I figured I'd start this thread while this MBP is having a rare occasion of functioning. Most the time I can't use the keyboard or trackpad because at startup, the cursor is frozen at the upper left hand corner of the screen. For a while there, a PRAM reset would free up the cursor, but now the Macbook is not responding to a PRAM reset. Startup in safe mode or SMC reset aren't working either. I already have an anxiety disorder as it is, I don't need this computer ruining what little ability I have left to cope with life. :(
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you try contacting apple and have them look/diagnose the issue?
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    "This Macbook is Destroying my Mental Health"

    Egads.
    I never saw a thread name like this before!
     
  4. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502a

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    First if inanimate objects are ruining your life-the issue is not the device.

    Take it to Apple store for diagnosis.
     
  5. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    Although I've no idea what's wrong with your computer I'm sure if you post details, beginning with model/year/OS, there are people cruising this forum who will likely have useful advice.

    It's a computer, an appliance, something that can be fixed or replaced, it's not a malevolent demon even if it seems that way. Be cool and crisp, you can cope.

     
  6. Mainsail macrumors 65816

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    Bummer. Must be frustrating.

    From all of the posts about the MBP, I have become convinced this is a faulty design. Sitting at the local coffee shop today, the person next to me is using a ntb MBP, so I asked her how it has been working....in particular if she had any keyboard problems. She said that she has owned it for over a year and has never had any problems with the computer.....really likes it. So, go figure.
     
  7. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    I've been more than happy with the only MBP I've ever bought, yet we do see so many reported issues with the 2016/17/18 models. It would be intensely interesting to know what % of buyers are bitter and regretful as opposed to what % are happy as Larry.
     
  8. SDColorado Contributor

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    Bitter and regretful no. Returned all 4 of the ones I purchased yes. I guess thereby avoiding the feelings of bitterness and regret?

    Ask your doctor if MacBook Pro is right for you :)
     
  9. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a

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    It's not the computer.. these things happen in life.

    What model is the computer? year?
     

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