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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - common problems or not??


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i am looking at getting a macbook pro however i have herd there are some problems with them! however i have herd mixed oppinions... could people who have had props please post them... and also people who think there great and especially people who know how to fix any previous problems

i think this might also be helpful for other people to have a cumulative section detailing any problems with this great piece of kit...
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I have the latest revision and it has no heat problems, no whine, and I love it.
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Same here recieved mine yesterday, put about 3-4 hours on it, no heat issue, no whine. everything was perfect.

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I had Used a MBP at an electronics store and it had no show of heat, I'm not sure about the whine though.
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i have a relatively older one, and no probs. except that i had to get my cd drive replaced because my kid sister stuck a knife into it and moved the knife around. ugh.....last time i trust my sibs with this awesome machine.

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my kid sister stuck a knife into it and moved the knife around.
Thats classic!
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hey thanks for the response so far. keep em comming, and shillat - - - nice one!

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Last night had a little freak out, the battery level was dropping really fast like mabye a percent every 10-20 seconds, i didnt have many programs open mabye safari, and itunes, and ichat. it said my ram was at like 112mb free, and my processor was like 89%....... i had a little yellow box pop up on the screen then go away. the pinwheel popped up one time. then i shut down and restarted...... has me worried.

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the pinwheel popped up one time. then i shut down and restarted...... has me worried.
what is the pinwheel!

please excuse me for being dense when it comes to macs... (havent used on properly yet)
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The "pinwheel" is Mac's version of Window's hourglass. It means the processor is busy or hung up on a process. A lot of people call it the SBOD, or Spinning Beach Ball of Death.

It's not good.

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Some people call it the spinning beach ball, some call it the spinning pizza, and also the pin wheel.

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Why is it "not good"?
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Because it means an application has stopped responding to inputs. Sometimes this is normal, like when you're saving a large file, but sometimes the program is stuck in a loop and will crash without you saving. Basically, I could not see the SBoD and be happy...

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I've seen it a couple of times but it hasn't done anything. It just came up for a couple seconds then went away. Should I be worried?
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trust me, it was neither classic nor a "nice one"!

if I was gonna have a general complaint, though, it would be the battery life. kinda...iffy. I usually get 2 1/2-3 1/2, depending what I'm doing, and it's kinda a pain.

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