Whatever happened to the whole sandy bridge recall?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by falcoboy7, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. falcoboy7 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2004
    Does anyone know if any of the new MBPs are affected by that sandy bridge recall a few weeks before the new MBP launch?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, they're not affected in any way. None of the recalled components were used in the new MBPs.
  3. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
    We don't actually know that for sure. It was a problem with the SATA II ports so Apple could just have used the SATA III ports on the affected chipsets. Intel didn't start shipping the revised chipsets until Feb. 20th, so it is doubtful that Apple manufactured and shipped the MBP to all outlets in less than 8 days.
  4. Nykwil macrumors 65816


    Nov 5, 2002
    Boston, MA
    no worries



  5. FOX160 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2011
    actually its NOT Sandy Bridge that is the problem But the Cougar Point chip
    that is on it.

    I too remember reading that being the Sata 2-3-4-5 ports in question was not
    used in laptops that Apple including others was to use this chip also being Intel made
    manufactures sign that they was not to use the defective ports.
    And Intel sold them based on there usage.

    But yes I have not read from Apple that they are using this defective chip.

    My only worry is that these ports do degrade over time so can this
    spread into the rest of the chip? and being this chip is soldered onto the
    board how long will it actually last!
  6. shamash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2008
    Taichung, Taiwan
    They are claiming this, but the recall was due to random freezings, and many MBP 2011 owners are having random freezings. Maybe there is a connection?
  7. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
  8. shamash macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2008
    Taichung, Taiwan
    In the 3 computers they opened.
  9. kidaquarius macrumors member


    Mar 9, 2011
    iPhone 4s didn't have an anntenuation problem either, right?

    This is exactly why I didn't buy the 2011 model and opted for a 2010 model on discount.

    Long term reliability is still in question, at least in my mind.

    Just saying..

    [sent from my android]
  10. endless17 macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    The recall was due to long-term failures on SATA II ports due to a bug in the Cougar chipset. The 2011 MBP has the fixed chips, though curiously they're utilizing one SATA III and one SATA II instead of the expected two SATA III ports that other laptop manufacturers are using.
  11. daneoni, Mar 11, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011

    daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Why would Apple use the good parts for only a few machines and why is Anand lucky to have ALL 3 computers in his possession sporting the revised B3 chipset?

    It's not just Anand that has confirmed this. Other forum members have too.

    The optical drives don't use more than SATA I speeds so why put/waste SATA III there and draw unnecessarily extra power?

    I've had zero freezes. These people probably have iffy settings/permissions transferred over. We shouldn't forget that the new laptops use a newer build of Snow Leopard.

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