What defects should I look for?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by SPECOPx, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. SPECOPx macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2008
    What defects should I look for on the unibody MBP?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Don't go looking for things. If you find them during use, that's that, but don't go looking for problems; you'll find them BECAUSE you are looking.
  3. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Agreed, for once I wish a potential buyer would come to these forums and ask "What good things should I look for or buy for my new Mac"? If all you care about is looking for bad, you will get bad.
  4. SPECOPx thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2008
    So I guess there isn't any major defect on the MBP that's good. I guess I'll just use it normally and if it doesn't bother my normal use then I'm good to go. Thanks for the advice.
  5. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Correct, nothing major. At any rate your second line is the best thing you can do for yourself.

    Example: If someone on MR said "My new MBP has a hum sound to it". If they don't know it's normal then they will call it a "defect", then you'll think yours is defective. Then you'll start worrying and want to return it when there's no reason to.

    Truthfully you didn't need to create this post, there's tons of freshly created posts of people saying one thing or another negative about their MBP.

    If using it normally doesn't interrupt your workflow then you're good to go. You'll be much happier with your MBP if you limit your visits to MR forums. ;)
  6. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2008
    lol. Ditto. I'm sure I could find something wrong with my new MB, but I'd rather just USE the thing and LOVE it.
  7. LeonAnderson macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    MB(P) Rev A Checklist

    MB(P) Rev A Checklist

    After you open the packaging box of the new MB(P):
    1. Check the exterior finish for dents/imperfections/scratches
    2. Check the backside to see if the battery cover fits well
    3. Open up the screen and check the keyboard, make sure it is not crooked (especially the top row)
    4. Check the battery indicator light on the left side
    5. Check the glass cover on the screen for scratches/dents/imperfections
    6. Turn it on and check Airport Extreme by connect to the Internet
    7. Get the latest OS X update specifically for the unibody MBPs
    8. Check for dead pixels using this link here
    9. Check the trackpad clicks/gestures, as well as backlit keyboard
    10. Check the internal temperatures using iStat Pro
    11. Try switching GPUs and check internal temperatures using iStat Pro under both situations
    12. Insert the OS X recovery disc into the SuperDrive and check the disc.
    13. Insert a music CD into the SuperDrive and check for sound quality (any hissing or pops)
    14. Put the MBP to sleep, check the sleep indicator light and whether there are any complications (eg. laptop remains hot)
    15. Use it for a period of time and see if any of the above problems arise
    16. Make sure your dvd/cd goes in straight
    17. Make sure your screen doesn't flicker at different brightness levels
    18. Install a game and check to see whether your macbooks shuts itself or the screen off
    19. Check for any loose or missing screws along the bottom of the MacBook Pro, near the Hinge.
  8. uiop. macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
  9. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Option A

    Option B

    Turn your Mac on and enjoy it

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    oh also i heard theres a problem where they turn into long range chinese nuclear missiles as there were made in China so you need to check for that!!!!
  11. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    Exactly. If you run into anything unexpected, first search these forums and then decide whether it's a defect or not..

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