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
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Getting my 1st 2008 mbp tomorrow non unibody


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Dchinn83

 
Dchinn83's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 05, 2011
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 17
Dchinn83 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP 13 inch unibody 2.3ghz intel i5, 8gb DDR3, 500gb Seagate momentus XT HD, Mac OS X Lion 10.7

Dchinn83 is offline
I'm getting my very first MacBook pro early 2008 non unibody 17 inch 4gb ram 500gb hdd snow leopard 10.6.8. Tell me what you guys think and I wanna know if there are any known issues with this model. I have heard problems with the display screen and the graphics card coming loose and the display turns off. I'm trading my Asus w90vp-x2 for the MacBook btw.

QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 39,361
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, OS X Mavericks

chscag is online now
Please pay attention to the forum you're posting in. I've moved your post here where it belongs. It does not belong in the "Lounge". Read the forum descriptions and all Sticky notes at the top of each forum before posting.

Thanks.
QUOTE Thanks
Dchinn83

 
Dchinn83's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 05, 2011
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 17
Dchinn83 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP 13 inch unibody 2.3ghz intel i5, 8gb DDR3, 500gb Seagate momentus XT HD, Mac OS X Lion 10.7

Dchinn83 is offline
Sorry I'm a newbie

QUOTE Thanks
Discerptor

 
Discerptor's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 02, 2005
Posts: 1,229
Discerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2.6GHz Core i7 15" MacBook Pro - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB 7200 RPM HDD - GeForce 650M GT 1GB VRAM

Discerptor is offline
I actually have that exact model, except mine doesn't have the HDD upgrade. It's performed like a champ so far, save for a couple problems caused by coffee getting spilled on it. As for known issues, nothing comes immediately to mind, though I have had to replace rubber feet on the bottom a couple times. Standard Krazy glue should do the trick if you run into that situation.

There is also an issue with the 8600M video card in this model Nvidia admitted to existing, but it never happened with mine and I used to play WoW on this thing all the time - therefore, I'd surmise that yours having a problem with that is up to chance.

One piece of advice: when you get the notebook, be sure to run Software Update and get everything. There have been a number of firmware updates for the machine with useful effects, such as allowing it to charge via the newer MagSafe adapters (great if you're visiting a friend and just want to use his charger while his MBP is unplugged).
QUOTE Thanks
Dchinn83

 
Dchinn83's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 05, 2011
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 17
Dchinn83 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP 13 inch unibody 2.3ghz intel i5, 8gb DDR3, 500gb Seagate momentus XT HD, Mac OS X Lion 10.7

Dchinn83 is offline
Thank you very much and yah I heard about the graphics card and Mac or nvidia supposed to cover it if it happens. I saw a review on YouTube about it.

QUOTE Thanks
Discerptor

 
Discerptor's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 02, 2005
Posts: 1,229
Discerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2.6GHz Core i7 15" MacBook Pro - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB 7200 RPM HDD - GeForce 650M GT 1GB VRAM

Discerptor is offline
My impression was that they would only cover it in the first two years after original purchase. If it dies on us now, we're screwed.
QUOTE Thanks
Dchinn83

 
Dchinn83's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 05, 2011
Location: Columbus, Ga
Posts: 17
Dchinn83 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP 13 inch unibody 2.3ghz intel i5, 8gb DDR3, 500gb Seagate momentus XT HD, Mac OS X Lion 10.7

Dchinn83 is offline
Dang well I hope it doesn't happen to the MacBook I'm getting today.

QUOTE Thanks
rabbitjetta

 
rabbitjetta's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 08, 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 940
rabbitjetta is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 13" Retina Pro, iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPod touch 3-5, iMac 27

rabbitjetta is offline
my friend has this one and she hasnt had an issue with hers.
QUOTE Thanks
Dysfunction

 
Dysfunction's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 17, 2008
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 6,638
Dysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant futureDysfunction has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 2008 and 2011 15" mbps, late 11 iMac, iPhone 4s, and too many ipods and other stuff

Dysfunction is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Discerptor View Post
My impression was that they would only cover it in the first two years after original purchase. If it dies on us now, we're screwed.
It's covered outside warranty. It's a manufacturing issue, and Nvidia is paying for the replacements (although only Apple would care who is paying)

mike
This machine kills fascists
Got # ? phear the command line!
QUOTE Thanks
Discerptor

 
Discerptor's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 02, 2005
Posts: 1,229
Discerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to allDiscerptor is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2.6GHz Core i7 15" MacBook Pro - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB 7200 RPM HDD - GeForce 650M GT 1GB VRAM

Discerptor is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
It's covered outside warranty. It's a manufacturing issue, and Nvidia is paying for the replacements (although only Apple would care who is paying)
Two years wasn't referring to the warranty period. Apple was only replacing the logic boards for that specific issue outside of warranty up to two years after purchase date (which is longer than the standard warranty period of one year, albeit kind of short in my opinion).

That said, it seems Apple has extended the program since last I checked, likely due to the successful lawsuit they carried out together with HP and Dell against Nvidia - now it is providing service to replace these logic boards up to 4 years from the original purchase date, as outlined in this knowledgebase article:

MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues

So rejoice, Dchinn. We're good until early next year!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« buffering problem | Switching to Lion »
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
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Upgrading Unibody MBP to 500GB HD Awethentik Apple Notebooks 23 06-07-2009 06:40 PM
DVD+RW's only write at 2.4X?? (2.4 Unibody MBP) MissJ Apple Notebooks 2 05-18-2009 12:19 AM
My 1st Mac arrives tomorrow - A couple of questions Guru Meditation Switcher Hangout 6 08-25-2008 03:11 AM
MBP (1st gen) + 802.11 N kishan82 Apple Notebooks 2 01-09-2007 10:14 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

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?