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Originally Posted by tiger187126 View Post
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=298735

i had this problem on my macbook and was told i was improperly shutting my macbook and it was in no way related to the two corresponding pieces of plastic on the lid of the macbook. i was also told this wasn't a design flaw.

guess what the new macbook doesn't have....

i also still have the burn marks on my legs from the bottom of that thing. it is a great feature for the winter though.
When was this?

Go back. When I worked at an AASP not more than 2 years ago and we covered those cracks under warranty.

Look at the latest posts on that thread and you'll see i'm right.
Edited by ez12a - 2/27/11 at 11:22pm
 
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post #62 of 111
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It's there.

iMac's use Su'scon capacitors which are labeled as some of the "bad" caps. iMac's also do have problems with cooling.
Last gen Macbooks did as well.

I'm not saying they're any worse than HP, Dell, or Acer (their big competition), but they are not as good as people claim when it comes to build quality.
Dell uses Foxconn motherboards.... nuff said

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I replaced the TIM on my GF's Macbook air and reduced the temps over 10C at idle and about 15C at load.

There was easily 10X too much TIM. I'm not exaggerating. It was freaking ridiculous.
Damn them chineesez and their pennies on the dollar pay. How dare them not take the time to properly apply thermal paste.
     
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Sandy bridge is cool and quite! Along with that Low end ATI crap
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post #64 of 111
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Dell uses Foxconn motherboards.... nuff said
Apple does too, being one of Foxconn's major contractors.

AMIRITE?
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Originally Posted by Domino View Post
Never had a fundamental problem with a windows machine that I would not have encountered with an OSX box. This lousy build construction makes it worse to even consider a mac. My friend's mac has experienced problems that were unheard of on any machine I've ever dealt with. Low quality parts + shoddy build construction is just garbage. Apple should really pick up their game as the only difference between them and the low end market is just an OS. I'm not paying over $500 dollars more for an OS that restricts me to begin with.
Ignoring the low quality remark (really...cnc milled aluminum, big IPS displays, how awful )...

Please tell me how any part OS X is restricting? The Darwin kernel is open source. OS X never calls back or disables functionality over licensing. There are no restrictions on the types of programs you can run or are allowed to program. It's the best unix on the desktop ever.

The store Apple runs, iTunes, has rules that could be called restrictive, but I would love to know how you think OS X is restrictive.
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Ignoring the low quality remark (really...cnc milled aluminum, big IPS displays, how awful )...

Please tell me how any part OS X is restricting? The Darwin kernel is open source. OS X never calls back or disables functionality over licensing. There are no restrictions on the types of programs you can run or are allowed to program. It's the best unix on the desktop ever.

The store Apple runs, iTunes, has rules that could be called restrictive, but I would love to know how you think OS X is restrictive.
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
It's there.

iMac's use Su'scon capacitors which are labeled as some of the "bad" caps. iMac's also do have problems with cooling.
Last gen Macbooks did as well.

I'm not saying they're any worse than HP, Dell, or Acer (their big competition), but they are not as good as people claim when it comes to build quality.
Sure a mac looks good on the outside. Inside's a different story.
post #67 of 111
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Which models are you saying use these Su'scon caps? Do the latest models (09/10) use them?

Out of curiosity are they new or old models?

I can't say I've ever had a problem with the cooling on my 09 27" (i7 @ 2.8) iMac even under a long gaming session. I've had the CPU max out at about 55-60C, the GPU at about 87c, and the hard drive at about 60c.
These are purchased late 09, 24" iMac's. It's new and old.

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Dell uses Foxconn motherboards.... nuff said.
You mean those Foxconn boards they use in their XPS systems which have all solid capacitors rated at 105*C; and Japanese made.

You also must mean those Apples that use standard Elec-Alum capacitors on their Foxconn boards.

For that matter... Foxconn must be bad because they released the Blood Rage.
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i had this problem on my macbook and was told i was improperly shutting my macbook and it was in no way related to the two corresponding pieces of plastic on the lid of the macbook. i was also told this wasn't a design flaw.
this happened to mine, apple replaced the top casing no questions asked
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Dell uses Foxconn motherboards.... nuff said
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this happened to mine, apple replaced the top casing no questions asked
Yeah, I think these sorts of anecdotes have less to do with Apple policy and more to do with individuals at the apple store.

My sister broke her keyboard on her macbook, it was out of warranty. She took it in and the guy just replaced it for free.

For every horror story you hear, there are plenty of stories pointing to the opposite.

These problems are somewhat concerning, but definitely milder than the sorts of issues I have had with my Dell PCs and such.
    
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