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82151 Views 364 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2009 12:16 AM by macquarius
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2009 10:45 AM (in response to freesparks)
attached the 17" unibody to an external display and received no artifacts on their external display, which supports the notion that it is definitely a hardware issue
Can you explain how you came to that conclusion? Was the video chip programmed with the exact same parameters as the external monitor? If not, why couldn't it be a software issue? The video board is programmed differently for different outputs.G5, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2009 10:53 AM (in response to forcefedmedia)Geez, I have received notifications for around 10 posts today full of skeptics troubleshooting this issue. This problem has been solved, there is no need to troubleshoot it. It was a firmware issue and has been resolved. For those of you considering buying one, if this was your only concern, it's fixed.24" iMac, 17" Unibody MBP
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2009 11:15 AM (in response to nadrojjordan)@ nadrojjordan:
It's quite cutting corners to say things like that. There are still things to overcome like the flickering issue i.e.
No... I'm holding back for a while longer just to be sure.Hope to buy a 17"UMBP soon, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2009 11:32 AM (in response to macquarius)I understand, but that's why I said "if this was your only concern"24" iMac, 17" Unibody MBP
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2009 1:24 PM (in response to nadrojjordan)I stand correctedHope to buy a 17"UMBP soon, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2009 10:42 AM (in response to nadrojjordan)Hey nadrojjordan, You are very much mistaken. Made a post yesterday or the day before and Big Brother removed the comments from the website. Same problem exists two day old MBP same issue with the screen, ie went black in 24hrs of use, but did you ever read the article in The Inquirer, Apple are a culpable accomplice to this, so should have equal compensation claim: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/670/1049670/nvidia-heat-causing-macbook s-to-fail.iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2009 10:51 AM (in response to GroundZeroUK)Reply to
Unfortunately, geekbench or measures the speed of CPU, RAM(memory) + the HDD tests not the GPU. So this means that when you get the same overall score it does not have anything to do with measuring the clock speeds of your GPU if not at all of the GPU's speed.Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2009 11:01 AM (in response to JTH007)Hey JTH007,
With all due respect, I suggest you do some research about The Inquirer. I have followed them for years and they dog every Nvidia product that is released, even good ones. They are notoriously anti-Nvidia, though I don't know why.
Read some other blogs like Engadget or Ars Technica. Here is one explanation from Ars about the previous problems that The Inquirer overstated:
Please don't drink The Inquirer's Kool-Aid. Apple will fix your problem and you will be fine. Mine has been fine, as has my 24" iMac with the 9400M and my previous MacBook with the 9400M. As have everyone elses' laptop on this thread after the fix.Unibody 17" MBP, 24" iMac
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2009 11:07 AM (in response to JTH007)Also, it just occurred to me that this thread is not even about your issue.
Are you talking about the problems with the 8600 series chips burning up and the screen going black? I think you got a fluke failure and just need to get it fixed, it will be fine. These new ones are solid as far as we know, other than the artifacting problems at first that are now fixed.Unibody 17" MBP, 24" iMac
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2009 2:57 PM (in response to forcefedmedia)My 15" MBP was manufactured in week 8 of 2009. The revisions of the video chips are:
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M: Revision ID: 0x00b1
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT: Revision ID: 0x00a1
If some people would post the revisions of their chips, I would be interested to see if there is a later version than mine. According to one article, there are newer version of these chips.
Thanks!Black Macbook - Unibody 15" MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2009 10:46 AM (in response to DCIFRTHS)So, I guess we can say: "case closed" 'cause there aren't anymore new posts/replies of people having issues, especially the screen phenomenons, with the new UMBP17"Hope to buy a 17"UMBP soon, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2009 11:03 AM (in response to macquarius)Indeed. Thanks to any Apple workers reading this who troubleshot and fixed the issue, great job!Unibody 17" MBP, 24" iMac
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2009 3:44 AM (in response to nadrojjordan)indeed..but I never had display issues but did notice an awful tink pop noices every 5 to 10 seconds comming from the HD desided to take it to the apple store. At first at hearing it the apple genuis tech offered to change the HD then another Apple genuis guy walked over with my notebook and said no replace the whole thing. The tech working with me said "what?" the higher up genuis guy then he mumbles under his breath to him "replace it cause there is artical on it". I later asked the tech what's the point of replacing the whole thing. He stated that Apple enginers what to get to their hands on it for investigation...
My thought is that this is bigger than just a display issue!
Message was edited by: KORG__(Unibody MacBook Pro 17" + Time capsule 09) iPhone 3G White and iPhone 2G, Mac OS X (10.5.6), (Alienware M17 Laptop and X58 Extreme Desktop)(HP Omen-FireBird)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2009 4:22 AM (in response to KORG__)Hmmm odd, but what should be a HD-issue??? I can't think of anything actually but a plain HD failure.
The sound you describe is usually a defective read/write head which has positioning/initializing problems. HD failures are pretty common in the hardware world but never has been a real issue in products made by Apple. Or is there something wrong with the motherboard instead like S-ATA connector defects, southbridge, etc. I don't know but everything is possible....Hope to buy a 17"UMBP soon, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2009 1:54 PM (in response to KORG__)Any news about your HD yet???
And are there new details about the firmware fix?
Anyone noticed performance differences after installing this firmware?
Anyone recently bought the UMBP17 and checked the nvidia revision#?Hope to buy a 17"UMBP soon, Mac OS X (10.5.6)