Anyone else experience this rather strange phenomenon?
Purely out of goodwill, I am posting for this guy who purchased from me, a macbook pro 2.53 Ghz with 4GB RAM with a fresh install of Snow Leopard on it (gave him original discs etc with it). This machine worked like a charm with ZERO hassles while it was with me. ZERO hassles and it showed not even the faintest hint of any problem for the years I owned it. I took excellent care of it and it was in pristine condition working and looking like brand new even on the date of sale. Heck it was still giving me an easy 6 hours battery life and no signs of slowing down or anything.
Anyway, when he took it from me, he texted me close to the end of the day that apparently he was using migration assistant to transfer data from his old laptop to the MBP and he was about 10 minutes into the process wherein he heard a pop and then smoke came out from the back of the MBP and the computer shut down. I am at a COMPLETE loss of words, thoughts or ideas as to what the heck he did with the computer to have resulted in this smoky outcome.
- Has anyone else experienced this issue? If yes, please please respond so this kid can be helped out.
- Also, for something like this, what sort of backup or coverage does Apple provide? Of course the laptop was from 2009 with no Apple Care on it. Because honestly I could've taken care of most tech issues and never expected my laptop to emit smoke and get fried like that.
- Thus, I am guessing and hoping that they uncondintionally take care of this issue because this is a very rare and strange phenomenon. Also, in all its probability, it's not like the kid was running a nuclear reactor through this MBP for it to go toast like this.
- Could this be a batter issue? A power supply issue or a hard disc issue?
I would appreciate if someone could let me know anything related to such a problem (or similar) if it happened to them too. Any words of advice or suggestions would be most welcome as to how best to tackle this situation. I dont' want this kid to feel cheated off his money. If he is truly telling me honestly that it happened during just a file transfer then he needs to be helped and I want to provide him whatever information I can, so he doesn't lose his money.
Thank you for your time
Yes, everyone has an opinion about something. This guy thinks apple should repair the computer out of warranty, and you think it's stupid that he feels that way. Yet you feel the need to post on here letting him know you think it's stupid? Haha that's pretty ridiculous. How about you let the guy vent his opinions and get a solution as to why the computer began to suddenly smoke, and leave the thread alone. If anything your just being rude, and it's not necessary.
Dude, If you look at the second post in this thread you'll see that I gave my professional opinion as to what was wrong as well as how he should proceed. It was the original poster that brought up and argued the stupid notion that this was Apple's problem and that they should be responsible for it. I'm sorry he doesn't like the answers he's getting, but bottom line is that this isn't any's problem but his and the new owners.
As far as a solution, as I said in the second post, take it to the applestore. It will be an expensive repair and apple won't do it for free, but it has been my experience that they might do it for the cost of the part. If the two of them split that cost then It might not me too painful and the seller can have a clear head.