macbook trouble

Blake Barnett shadoi at
Tue Dec 12 13:50:13 MST 2006

On Dec 12, 2006, at 6:38 AM, Hans Fugal wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Dec 2006 at 10:45 -0700, Christer Edwards wrote:
>> This is a shoutout to all of you mac users out there.  Everyone  
>> else can
>> safely disregard this message.
>> I convinced a co-worker to buy a macbook instead of a new PC and,
>> somehow, he has managed to have it crash during his second day of  
>> use.
>> The issue now is that anything over 256 colors has a very garbled
>> display--looks like 8bit color (really crappy) and doesn't display
>> correctly.
> It does sound like a video card problem. AppleCare or no, you've  
> got 90
> days (minus two?) that they'll take care of you for sure.
> "My" macbook (technically it belongs to the school even though my
> fellowship bought it for me, don't you love red tape) is faster and  
> has
> a wider screen than the old iBook. The video card is no better than  
> the
> iBook's though, and it might even be worse; I'm not sure. I understand
> macbook pro has better video cards though.
> My iBook never crashed, this thing crashes almost half as often as
> Windows. Is that Intel's fault or bugs from the crossover that haven't
> been eliminated? I don't know. I've never had any trouble at all with
> recovery, though. Journaled filesystems are a joy.

There's something wrong with your machine, or the software on it.  I  
wouldn't put up with it.  Take it back in every time it crashes (Or  
take pictures everytime and save them up for a trip to the apple  
store.) until they replace parts or give you a new machine.  They  
will eventually.  :)


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