New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - So I thought I was in the clear..

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
Posts: n/a

Well I got my MBP today and I couldn't be happier. Everything was going great, I noticed no whine and no heat issues. I left the house and came back a few hours later and i hopped on the MBP and was just basically surfing the net and found that the MBP was getting EXTREMELY hot. This was also after I did the firmware update. So OK, I can deal with the heat, but then i went and unplugged the AC adapter and noticed this high pitch fuzzy noise. Oh great, this must be the infamous "whine". So I thought I didn't have either of the problems, only to find the firmware didn't fix the heat, and I do have a whine problem. It isn't that big of a deal I don't think. The whine is not a big deal because I am rarely in silence, but the heat is getting pretty hot, I can actually hurt my hand when touching certain parts. I just feel kind of bad that I spent $2100.00 and have some problems right off the bat. Oh well, hopefully apple will just come out with some sort of fix for all this. At least thats what im praying for. Other then that, I LOVE this machine, hope the bugs get fixed on these machines though.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

What does you serial number begin with (ie. W8608, W8611, W8616)?
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

It sounds like you got one of the early ones. Take it back to the Apple Store and have it replaced, assuming that's where it came from. People have been taking them back for overheating, mooing noises, squeeky lid hinges, and dead pixles. Also, some of the earlier ones had to much thermal paste applied between the processor and heat sink causing the over heat condition. The thermal paste is used to transfer heat from the processor to the heat sink. Having too much applied causes the opposite affect, becomes an insulator.
QUOTE Thanks

Mace's Avatar
Member Since: Nov 17, 2005
Posts: 262
Mace will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 1.83 MBP

Mace is offline
odd, my "whine" cleared up after the firmware update, haven't noticed a problem since.
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

It says W8616. Also last night, I saw a dead pixel, but this morning it was gone. The only noise I hear from the MBP is when I unplug the AC adapter, there is a slight hum / staticy sound. It really isn't a problem. I am just concerned about the heat issue. I am going to see how bad it heats up for the next few days before I go ahead and consider taking it back. I really don't want to, considering I love this machine so much I dont even want to go a day without it. And I just got it!
QUOTE Thanks
Posts: n/a

what serial numbers are known to be the defected ones?
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Dual boot - Windows XP | 128 MB vs 256 MB x1600 »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Clear Image Dock Garrett OS X - Apps and Games 2 12-08-2005 03:40 AM
Have you thought of this? fearlessfreap24 Apple Notebooks 3 02-16-2005 10:50 AM
Has anyone else thought of this too..... Kutless217 Apple Desktops 13 01-28-2005 02:14 PM
Clear Dock kbrodz Apple Notebooks 3 11-09-2004 01:43 PM
Just thought I'd share a story brody Apple Notebooks 6 01-28-2004 02:23 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?