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  1. #1


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    Existing Problems with out going macbook
    I've read alot of reviews and looked through all the vidoes on youtube caputuring the problems of some macbooks. With hundreds of reviews it's hard to tell sometimes what's up to date and what's not.

    So what i'm looking for here and hope you guys can help me out with is:

    1.) What problems have been address and fixed
    2.) What problems are still there and if there are any new problems with the current macbook.

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    2.16 GHz Intel Imac Core 2 Duo//MacBook 1.83 Core 2 Duo//G5 Power Mac
    You may not to read this but you asked for current information. As you indicated with hundreds of reviews its hard to tell what is current, so I will give you a bit of information on my MacBook.

    To begin I had read about may of the problems that people experienced. However I spoke with several people here that had experienced no problems at all.

    So I took the leap and purchased the following machine.

    MacBook 1.83 Gz Core 2 Duo 2Gb ram.

    Problems that have been fixed, or are still there? I have had none machine has worked perfectly.

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    I have yet to have a problem with my mac. 2 weeks old.

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    Which problems have you watched videos of? There are a three that I can vouch for:

    * discolouration of keyboard: fixed - new keyboards on all machines since last August
    * random shut down: fixed - both new hardware and firmware update last September
    * overheating: fixed - new firmware to control fans better

    Are there any others? I was an early adopter and got a macbook that literally suffered ALL the reported problems. After a couple of months Apple replaced the machine and the new one has been spot on. I haven't had a single problem with it that's not been my own fault

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    no problems here. ive had my macbook since the middle of september and it runs the same as it was when taken out of the box... the 2 gigs of ram has made everything less taxing on the machines resources also by the way.
    white Macbook 1.83 GHz Core Duo/ 2 GB ram/ 60 GB HDD/ Wireless bluetooth mouse/ JBL Speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazabam View Post
    Which problems have you watched videos of? There are a three that I can vouch for:

    * discolouration of keyboard: fixed - new keyboards on all machines since last August
    * random shut down: fixed - both new hardware and firmware update last September
    * overheating: fixed - new firmware to control fans better

    Are there any others? I was an early adopter and got a macbook that literally suffered ALL the reported problems. After a couple of months Apple replaced the machine and the new one has been spot on. I haven't had a single problem with it that's not been my own fault

    Those were the main issues I was concerned with. Thanks for the info. I might end up going with a Pro as in this day and age I just can't justify spending all that money on a computer the uses integrated graphics. But we'll see.

    If I do go with a MB I'll probly go for the black. I like the looks of it better and it's only $50 more.

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    white macbook purchased in, uh... was it october?

    core duo 2.0Ghz
    1Gb memory
    80Gb HD
    superdrive

    no problems at all other than the occasional windows habit i had to break.
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    White Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz/1GB RAM/250 GB HDD
    I haven't had any problems with mine and I have had it since Christmas.

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