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Dr. Bobsky
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2017-04-27, 15:36

Tony it has been two weeks....
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OrvalTucci443
 
 
2017-05-09, 04:17

I would venture to say Apple is prepping a software update that is supposed to fix the issue.
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Maciej
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2017-06-18, 07:18

Can we get an update on the battery life?

Ars' mini-review of the MacBook included battery life comparisons which included the 2016 and 2017 MBPs - showing a roughly 1 hour improvement...




Thoughts? Anyone have a 2017 yet? Battery life is what turned me off the most about the 2016, and now I'm hesitant to jump in on the 2017 because it's got a long in the tooth GPU... sigh.

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2017-06-18, 11:15

I mean, come on. Ars's 933 minute number was already insane. Over fifteen and a half hours! And now it's over an hour more than that.

Interestingly, the already abysmal effect WebGL had has year has gotten even worse.



Presumably, this is because the models start at a 555 and go up to a 560 now, whereas previously, they were available in 450, 455 and 460 configurations. I'm guessing the 450 (and would-be 550) are lower-wattage?

Either way, it's unfortunate that the tbMBPs are so dGPU-dependent again. I'm guessing Apple's hands are tied on that, since Intel apparently isn't interested in the Iris Pro any more.
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Maciej
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2017-06-20, 10:14

Yeah I guess it isn't really fair to cherry pick the result I like best. The WebGL test definitely paints a different picture.
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Maciej
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2017-10-30, 09:25

I never thought I'd actually be bothered by this, but I finally sat next to "that guy" at the library. He had a new MBP and all I could hear was him mashing on the keys typing. They really are THAT loud.

Awful.

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turtle
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2017-10-30, 09:33

Yeah, it really is that loud when hammering away. I don't notice it while I'm typing but there have been a few time Mrs T is staring at my while I'm pounding away at the keys. I try to be "gentler" when others notice.

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2019-03-31, 17:27

Anyone with this MBP have swelling issues on the bottom of it?

I just noticed that my bottom is no longer flat on this thing. I first noticed it when I put it on a wood platform I made for my treadmill and how when resting my palms on the computer it would wobble. Today I actually set it on my desk to do something and noticed the rubber feet don't touch the desk anymore.

I'm over two years into ownership now so I'm guessing there is nothing Apple will do for me for free, but I was wondering how many others had a similar issue happening? My MBP always went from a stand to my lap prior to the tray for my treadmill so I never actually noticed it before.

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2019-04-01, 08:16

I would remove the bottom to ensure that the batteries are not bulging. The other likely cause is the clips apple is using to keep the bottom in shape...
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2019-04-01, 08:40


I have a GB appointment this evening for it to be looked at. While I was looking over it though it dawned on me that maybe the top case was warped...



I REALLY hope I get more than some generic $450 out of warranty repair bill from them.

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Dr. Bobsky
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2019-04-01, 09:41

Do you rest your arms on the side of the computer?
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turtle
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2019-04-01, 09:45

I can't say that never happens, but it hardly ever leaves this stand:


When it does it goes to my lap or a bag so it can go on my lap later.

Edit: I was shocked to see they still sell that stand. The rubber feet are different from mine. They also have plastic caps on the end that mine didn't. Mine is like 10+ years old.

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2019-04-01, 10:50

Hey Ken, if you see the PM and your guys ask:
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MBP Battery Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 2116 Fully Charged: No Charging: No Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4951 Health Information: Cycle Count: 107 Condition: Normal Battery Installed: Yes Amperage (mA): -2015 Voltage (mV): 10916
Hmmm.... I should have a lot more cycles in this battery according to Apple. 1000 to be exact.

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kscherer
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2019-04-01, 11:04

Sent you a PM. Apple will run a full diagnostic which will say a lot more than System Information. Also, they will (should) pop the back off and check.

It's loads of fun taking the back plate off when the battery is swelling. Sometimes when we get down to a couple screws the panel will bust loose, even so much as tearing loose from any remaining screws. It's a hoot!

P.S. You need more Icebreakers.

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2019-04-01, 12:15

I do need more Icebreakers! (My wife just went grocery shopping yesterday and restocked for me.)

I have to admit that while it would be cool to see the case tear loose, I don't want it to happen to my machine. Do they actually replace the batteries in shop or send them to a depot since they are glued in place now?

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2019-04-01, 13:39

Not sure what corporate stores do. We order the part, it overnights, and we replace it next day. Pretty confident Apple may be able to keep the parts in stock and do the swap same day. I guess you'll find out tonight.

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turtle
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2019-04-01, 20:37

My computer has been sent to the depot for "servicing" and they will ship me back something within 3 - 5 business days. There is no cost to me for this service but they would have only charged my $199 for the battery if there wasn't clearly expansion of the battery.

They said I may or may not get my logic board back so they hoped I had good backups!

If I were to support my local Apple Repair shop would it be free there too? I don't mind supporting the local shops but I'm not really going to give away $200 just to help them stay in business. If it was free to me, would they make any money from Apple on it or would it actually cost them in the end?

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2019-04-02, 12:09

Apple does pay us for warranty work, even though they do not charge you. Also, the part ships to us within 1-2 days, and we put your board/drive module back in the system.

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turtle
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2019-04-02, 15:04

Maybe I'll check with a local guy next time. I mean, if they are still in business. We have two Apple Stores in my area now so I wouldn't be a shock if they did not survive.

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2019-04-04, 08:02

Got my machine back this morning. The replaced the top and bottom cases. My logic board was reused so no reinstall or anything.
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