Problems in MacBook Pro Due to Poor Quality
That happened on the evening of March 6 2010. When I was surfing the web, I noticed that my MacBook Pro was very hot. Then suddenly the screen showed some greenish and then froze. I forcefully shut it down and restarted it. During the startup, the apple looked green and then with green-striped screen it said: “You need to restart your computer…” in four languages.
I repeated the restart and saw the same message again and again. Only once I did go into the system but within minutes it froze in green again.
Next day I sent for the repair via the reseller store, which turned out a mistake for me. The reseller would add their “service fee” on top of the repair charge, even though they did nothing except calling the repair company to pick up the machine.
Initially I was told that the video card is dead and I could get the repair for free. That’s OK, though I think Apple should make the recall (MacBook Pro: Distorted video or no video issues).
Later, after replacing the video card, the engineer found the I/O board on the left was broken also. But that I needed to pay for the repair.
Why was this I/O board broken? Was that caused by the failed graphic processor? Or, vice versa. I asked Apple for explanation but only got the reply saying that the broken I/O board is not related to the video-card failure.
So, these two units just happened to be out of order at the same time?
I have owned few laptops and only this MacBook Pro gives me hardware problems. The battery was completely dead right after one year. Not less battery life but completely dead. In 2.5 years, the graphic card and the I/O board were dead too.
Come on, my first laptop bought in 2002 Feb is still working without problem (only the LCD screen is quite dim). What kind of quality does Apple offer in their products?
Recently, after a long time, they finally have admitted the problem in the hard drives (Apple cops to defective MacBook drives) for certain MacBook machines from 2006 and 2007. Maybe my broken I/O board is also defective.
Will not buy another Apple laptops or machines. I’m done with that. 👿