The site for early MacBook Pro issues



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The Mac is dead, the Mac is dead... long live the Mac!!!

Posted by John on January 24, 2011 at 5:27 AM Comments comments (0)

My MBP is long dead... The Mac is dead, the Mac is dead... long live the Mac!!! The poor mal-manufactured thing sat in the cupboard for ages (with a new job, work had provided new equipment so didn't need the ol' MBP any longer)... recently broke it up and salvaged the reusable bits, HD and memory etc. thinking about burning the rest to cleanse the spirit!


just posted this on macuser

Posted by Denise Clark on July 16, 2010 at 2:24 PM Comments comments (0)

I've just posted this on the macuser forum in response to someone who has a similar problem with his macbook pro. D

this is the link to that site

Hi there, there are loads of us who have had and are still struggling with this macbook pro issue! check out the website put together specially for this problem, we are trying to get Apple to do something about it, they are very resistant and are turning a blind eye to the graphics card default 1600. My macbook pro started just like yours after upgrading to Snow leopard. the website link is here.




This site has been created to offer an alternative resource to the Apple Discussion Forum for people who have purchased one of the early MacBook Pro's that exhibits display anomalies, and/or has other issues regarding product quality and customer satisfaction. The Apple forum is, obviously, monitored by Apple and there have been many occasions when customer posts have been deleted.


The models effected have the ATI X1600 GPU, and are first generation Intel Macs. Most commonly the early MacBook Pro's from 2006, which is the focus of this group, but may include the early iMacs as well?


Here customers owning one of these machines can discuss and highlight exactly what the issue(s) and problem(s) are, what means are available to minimize the effects and if possible prolong the prematurely truncated life of the machine. Discuss how and why we think these machines seem to be dying prematurely, and collectively explore options available for recognition of the issue and compensation.


This is my story, a typical senario but is exactly what many other have or are experiencing.


If you have a machine that sounds like it falls into this 'pit' then please join this group by becoming a member and by contributing your story, experiences and insights.


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Apple Recalls Time Capsules

Posted by Denise Clark on July 16, 2010 at 2:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Article from Macuser online mag.

Apple recalls faulty Time Capsules

by SIMON AUGHTON on JULY 12, 2010


Apple has announced that it will repair or replace faulty Time Capsules sold in the first part of 2008.



The company says that some Time Capsules sold between approximately February 2008 and June 2008 may not power on or may shut down unexpectedly after starting up.


Serial numbers for the affected units fall in the range XX807XXXXXX – XX814XXXXXX. The serial number is located on a grey strip on the bottom of the device.


An Apple Retail Store or an Authorized Service Provider (AASP) can transfer your data from the affected Time Capsule to a replacement unit if required.


Anyone who has previously paid for a repair or replacement of an affected unit should contact Apple for a refund.


For full details of the recall programme, see: Time Capsule: Does not power on.


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iPhone... Apple in denial?!

Posted by John on July 4, 2010 at 5:31 PM Comments comments (0)

So, Apple in the news yet again...  dodging the issue, yet again...


I wish someone at Apple would write a letter admitting to the shocking substandard production of the early MacBook Pro's and give us some compensation!

Apple on UK WatchDog!

Posted by John on April 26, 2010 at 7:38 PM Comments comments (2)

Apple on the UK TV program WatchDog. This may be only available to UK residence, but here's the link:

FaceBook Group now open!

Posted by John on April 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM Comments comments (0)

There's a new FaceBook group started for MacBook Pro users who have the display issues, just search for:

"Early Macbook Pro User Support Group"

From your FaceBook account.


The MacBook Pro issues site is open!

Posted by John on April 4, 2010 at 12:59 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi, just to say... after months and months of bouncing around the Apple forums regarding this issue and getting my posts, and the posts of others, deleted by Apple i decided to start this site as an alternative... If you have an early generation MacBook Pro that has the poor product quality and display issues as discribed on the home page then this site is for you... Please contribute.

Thanks, John