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  • currterr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As far as my Macbook which I purchased early 2012 is a 2011 model

    but I thought it was manufactured late 2011 (October? 2011). I have the

    17" Macbook Pro i7 2.5 GHz 8 GB RAM, 0.75 GB HD. 

    faulty GPU, logic board

     

     

    The iMac I had issues with a faulty power supply on the other hand is a Mid-2011 model

    (27" i7, 3.4 GHz, 8 GB RAM and 1 TB HD).

     

    But as the #1 song for 5 weeks in 1971 by the Osmonds said

    One Bad Apple  (don't spoil the/a whole bunch girl...)

    somehow I got 2 bad apples.  I just don't know if that song is true.

  • currterr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "My wife and son both use 2011 MacBook pro 15" models, and they have  been trouble free -- with the exception of a swollen battery which  caused a trackpad problem (and was replaced under AppleCare)."

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

     

     

    It seems from your own words you got a ^^^^ "Sample Defect" too.

    Join the club!

  • Grant Bennet-Alder Level 9 Level 9 (53,465 points)

    yes, I did.  But unlike some others who have posted here, I do not have the expectation that a product as complex as a MacBook Pro will be completely trouble-free, regardless of what I do to it. And having a problem does not make me think all Apple products are crap.

     

    Haven't any of these folks ever owned a car that broke down?

  • Thorador Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A swolen batery is hardly trouble free. I have a compaq laptop from 2002 and the battery is still working trouble free. That is what can be claimed as trouble free. Something from 2011 that has trouble in 2014 only 2 years is hardly a thing that is trouble free. Also you have 2 and one had trouble so that is 50/50 chance of a trouble some machine. That is bad statistics. I just got 2 ipads love em. Hopeful of it lasting more than 2 years.

    currterr wrote:

     

    "My wife and son both use 2011 MacBook pro 15" models, and they have  been trouble free -- with the exception of a swollen battery which  caused a trackpad problem (and was replaced under AppleCare)."

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

     

     

    It seems from your own words you got a ^^^^ "Sample Defect" too.

    Join the club!

  • currterr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Car: not a Toyota or Honda and if it did break down it was not within the

    first 2 years like these Macs.... 2013 - 2011 = 2

     

    analogy (ideal)

     

    Ford  is to Toyota or Honda as Microsoft Windows is to Apple/Mac

     

     

     

    you expect the American car to break down early but not the Japanese brand car...

     

    you may spend more money on the Japanese car but you expect it to

    be more reliable... and from my experiences , they are!

     

    Why not expect the same from the Macs?

  • Thorador Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I do. I have the highest expectations from a 2800 dollar machine that it will be god like. I have a $2 compaq laptop from a garage sale that is more trouble free and it was made in 2002 not 2011. That is 9 years to work the kinks out. C'mon Apple get on with it. Take this show on the road already and stop with the excuses. There is no excuse for faliure.

  • Thorador Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Very well put.


    currterr wrote:

     

    Car: not a Toyota or Honda and if it did break down it was not within the

    first 2 years like these Macs.... 2013 - 2011 = 2

     

    analogy (ideal)

     

    Ford  is to Toyota or Honda as Microsoft Windows is to Apple/Mac

     

     

     

    you expect the American car to break down early but not the Japanese brand car...

    Very well put. A++

  • currterr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am going to cash in on Apple's offer and get something free

    for all my troubles and to make up for the money I had to dish

    out getting the iMac repaired.  I may finally learn how to use

    an iPod.... I prefer full fidelity in music (CDs, .WAV...).

    I will try to get over my learning curve using iPod... though

    I put music on my Samsung smart phone (PlayMusic Google)

    seems easier for me.

     

    If I cannot find any use for the iPod, it can be sold I guess.

    Someone will want it. Unless it fails too like these other Apple products.

     

    Best wishes to you all with your Macs or bad apples.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,775 points)

    currterr wrote:

     

    Car: not a Toyota or Honda and if it did break down it was not within the

    first 2 years like these Macs.... 2013 - 2011 = 2

     

    analogy (ideal)

     

    Ford  is to Toyota or Honda as Microsoft Windows is to Apple/Mac

    Toyota recalls 885,000 vehicles over airbag problem

  • currterr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I meant 0.75 TB HD.

     

    I should not try to be so fancy with that and just said

    750 GB.

     

    I wanted to correct that

     

    now I may respond to this comparing apples to oranges issue

  • currterr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well all I know is I used a 2000s Toyota to transport 2 defectively

    malfunctioned Mac computers to the Apple store for repairs.

     

    Though this Toyota has some problems with the lock (opening

    all doors using the one on driver's side --though the passenger side

    still works), the car is still drivable which is the main purpose and

    expectation of the car despite a few non-critical flaws.

    Also I used the same Toyota to retrieve the Mac computers

    after they were fixed.

     

    Also to reply to this, an airbag problem does not really affect

    the real purpose of using the car (Toyota in this case), to be able

    to drive it.  The 2011 Macs were not operational after their failures and

    Apple has yet to recall any of these.

     

    So you have not given a valid or good counter example either

    and maybe we both are comparing Apples to Oranges.

     

    Again, good luck to you here as this is going nowhere, I am getting kind of tired of this

    so I hope to cut my losses with a free iPod if Apple will

    still offer that for my troubles and $ for repairs...

     

    maybe this is an Apple employee.

     

    (canceling this account I don't have to see this nonsense)

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,775 points)

    currterr wrote:

     

    Also to reply to this, an airbag problem does not really affect

    the real purpose of using the car (Toyota in this case), to be able

    to drive it.  The 2011 Macs were not operational after their failures and

    Apple has yet to recall any of these.

    So you think that an airbag deploying in your face while driving (or not deploying when it should) does not affect your ability to drive the car?

     

     

     

    Good luck with any further analogies, they're really quite funny.

  • currterr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    remove the airbag as it is not necessary in the car to get

    you from point A to point B...

     

    Older cars did not have airbags so that could be the same

    as them "not deploying"  I just don't understand your point

    I am talking about basic operations and expectations of these

    things.  Airbags can be considered a luxury ... I have an old

    Toyota that does not have an airbag...and it still runs at least

     

    On the other hand, the defect in the Macs made them

    inoperable for use.

     

    Whatever!

     

    Where is my free iPod .. how do stop receiving these messages...

     

    Goodbye!

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,775 points)

    currterr wrote:

     

    remove the airbag as it is not necessary in the car to get

    you from point A to point B...

     

    It is required by law, keep digging.

  • Bear grabber Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

      Let's stick to the point of the orginal thread and try not to respond to incivility.  I was lucky in that I got Apple to replace my logic board on a 1.5 year old 15"MBP.  It took a lot of work on my part and I didn't lose my cool even though it was a huge waste of my time, many hours in travel and several false starts on thier part to deal with the problem.  The issues should be addressed and if apple care is required to have a functioning machine they should include it in the price and extend the warrentee then we can decide if we really want to spend a additional $300 on top of the well over $2000 to get a funtioning machine.  That kind of price tag should ensure quality gear.  As for me, I'm hoping for another 2 years on this machine watching the heat very closely.  I doubt I'll be buying another one unless I see some further action and acknowledgment of these GPU issues.

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