What MBP should they give me?

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  1. uaecasher macrumors 65816

    uaecasher

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    Hello,

    My SuperDrive is repeatedly failing to burn DVDs, i went to get a new one for my mbp but after 3 weeks same problem came.

    I'm thinking to ask for a replacement but which specs should i get? I have the late 2008 15" 2.4Ghz with 2 GPUs and 250 HDD

    Thanks
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    They will give you the most comparable one. So I'd expect the 2.66GHz with 9400m/9600gt
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Late 2008 2.4 sounds like the base model with the 9600M? In that case, I'd expect the 2.66GHz model.
     
  4. uaecasher thread starter macrumors 65816

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    YAY, I'm so happy, now I can show my father why I got a Mac :D

    Edit: thanks for quick replay :)
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    There is no guarantee that they will replace it. I don't think that's a strong argument:
    I bought x, because when it breaks they replace it with newer x

    One could logically assume, either:
    A. Company Z fixes the problem that caused x to break
    B. The problem that caused x to break, will persist on newer x
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Agreed. Also, just because OP had the late-2008 with the 9400M/9600M GT, doesn't mean he would get the current model that has the two GPU's. OP could easily just get the base model with just the 9400M. Is it right? It's arguable but it wouldn't be the first time it has happened.
     
  7. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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  8. thomas998 macrumors newbie

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    A replacement would be with a machine that has the same or better specs than the one it is replacing... if you had a machine with dual graphics cards you would expect to get one with dual cards... I would expect a 2.66 as it is the closet match... Though I might argue depending on what you use the machine for that in some cases you should be given the 17 inch because some people need and use the expresscard slot that no longer exists on the 15, instead you get a pointless sd slot.
     
  9. Harmless Abuse macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure you should expect a replacement.

    The policy is usually 3 repairs first, then if it still fails to work, they replace it.

    You need to wait until strike 4 though.
     
  10. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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  11. smknSRT8 macrumors newbie

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    Don't start worrying about what computer they might give you, worry about that when they say they are giving you another one. Don't get greedy.
     
  12. cfitz7111 macrumors 6502

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    Usually it takes at least 4 return issues for the same problem, and a polite yet firm, insistence that the problem be resolved before you leave the store again.
     

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