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.'”
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