Apple fixing MacBook Pro issues

Slashdot post: Apple Begins Fixing MacBook Pro Issues. Hack Jandy writes “For those of you who bought one of the first generation Macbook Pros, a new replacement may be in your future. Flickering LCDs, overheating and intermittent WiFi connections are all common place for many of these first generation machines, but apparently Apple is fixing the problem. The article claims ‘According to Apple, it has begun replacing the mainboard inside its MacBook Pros with a new revision. It calls the updated product “revision D,” which is identifiable by product serial number.’ If you have a reservation at an Apple Store, they may even replace your MBP with a new one.”

Good for Apple! Shipping innovative hardware is risky business – hardware in the field will always show problems that don’t come up in testing. Apple (and Dell and Toshiba and everyone else) has had their fair share of leaking capacitors, overheating power supplies and faulty LCD panels. Good to see they are aggressively rewarding the early adoptors with support!

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