Apple has been quietly refining MacBook Pro since release

Apple has quietly updating MacBook Pro units to address issues such as AirPort not automatically rejoining a preferred network, Airport range randomly dropping, LCD backlight flickers at lowest brightness setting, and heat issues.

“According to Apple, it has begun replacing the mainboard inside its MacBook Pros with a new revision. It calls the udpated product “revision D”, which is identifiable by product serial number: Serial numbers starting with W8611: revision D, Serial numbers starting with W8610: revision C,” Tuan Nguyen reports for DailyTech. “Apple said that revision D MacBook Pros have many issues addressed and improvements made, including fixes to the above mentioned issues. We were also able to get a hold of a MacBook Pro that just arrived during the week with a serial number starting with W8612, which did not exhibit any of the above issues.”

Nguyen reports, “Many users are also reporting that their MacBook Pros become extremely hot to handle, especially in the area above the F keys and underneath the notebook itself. In fact, my MacBook Pro gets so hot that placing it in your hands is almost unbearable, and leaving it on a bare lap is next to impossible. According to Apple, the MacBook Pro should never become hot to the point of being uncomfortable. The representative I spoke to said ‘that should not happen. If it is, bring back your MacBook Pro and we’ll give you an updated version.'”

Full article here.

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32 Comments

  1. Hey, uhhh, my 61″ widescreen, HDMI-capable, HD television gets, ummm, really . . . no, I mean REALLY hot when I touch it to, umm, you know, wipe dust off the screen. Yaah. Yaah, that’s it. My big screen super-duper $4000 state-of-the-art television gets so hot it nearly BURNS me.

    Can I get a new one?

  2. First post – me ? All new kit has teething problems/ Why should Apple be diiferent in that respect. What you can be sure of is that problems WILL be sorted and quickly. I’m waiting for a 17″ with quad cores.

  3. i have an 8612 xxx and have encountered this high whine or whirr only when doing migration or copying very very large files. otherwise, it’s quiet as a mouse, no flicker, no sudden drops of airport, and no sudden shutdowns.

  4. MDN headline: “Apple has been quietly refining MacBook Pro since release”

    LOL – “refining” LOL

    In non-MDN speak “refining” means “fixing problems with defective computers”.

  5. Teflon

    This fool found the powerbook to be barely useable, as in sloooooow, but the MBP has caught up with the rest of the industry. A couple of minor glitches is worth the trade-off for a real desktop replacement. I was able to sell my dual G5 powermac and use the MBP instead.

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