2016 Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yoh_hectic, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. cruzargel

    cruzargel Member

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    Unfortunately hindi na gumagana yung pag disable ng autoboot. I've tried that before, also yung pag enable ng startup chime. Seems like Apple disabled it on newer firmwares.

    Yup I've asked them to continue testing. They did not seem to take time in troubleshooting a "random" issue. I even have proof from the system.log.
    Well, admittedly the problem is very hard to reproduce and diagnostics show nothing. They just need to do more intensive testing sana.

    Sana they will also realize na I won't be bringing my unit in if it has no issues and it's working as expected..
     
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  2. cruzargel

    cruzargel Member

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    BTB just called, for replacement na daw.

    Whew what a relief!!

    Sana ok yung replacement unit. My present unit kase is perfect, no physical blemishes, dead pixel(s), light bleeds, etc.

    Most likely refurb unit na yung kapalit no?

    Forgot to ask what was the cause/problem. I'll update here when I find out.
     
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  3. Qin Zhi

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    Wow--that's great news indeed! Let's all hope that you won't have any issue with the replacement unit you're getting--and that you get it soon. Cheers to that! (y)

    I sure hope they hand you a brand new one. I personally don't know Apple's policy on when to issue brand new units and refurbished as replacements, as, by far, I've been fortunate that I've never had encountered any problem my two Macs requiring a replacement--and not even warranty-covered repair.
     
  4. cruzargel

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    Update:

    The BTB Tech called me and told I was misinformed - unit is NOT for replacement.

    Told me again everything was normal, even after escalating to Apple. They also witnessed a 10% drain while shut down. But it's normal daw.

    They did not encounter any random reboot.

    May have to call Apple directly.

    4 thumbs down to BTB BGC.
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  5. Qin Zhi

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    Better escalate it to Apple.

    Based on my personal experience, a 10% drain after a brand new MBP was shut down (and not merely sleeping) for 8 to 12 hours is NOT normal. My 13" tbMBP which is just over 4 mos old remains 100% each time I switch it on in the morning (and I do not leave it plugged all through the night).

    In fact, my 2009 13" MBP's nearly 4 year old battery drains far slower than yours. Just out of curiosity, I switched it on now just to check how much charge it it still has, and surprisingly it still has 97% charge considering it's been about 30 hours since it was last shut down.
     
  6. cruzargel

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    Just to update on my MBP's issue, (for those who are interested):

    I've called Apple, they told me to bring it again to a service center (PMC), fast forward, PMC did not find any problems (of course).

    Now, I've requested a call back and a senior rep and a product specialist called me.

    The product specialist was really professional. To cut the story short, they made an exception so that the logic board (not sure if other parts will be replaced too) will be replaced even though their diagnostics showed nothing.

    So, I'm bringing it again to the service center for the 3rd time. The specialist also mentioned that I can also try to request for a replacement in BTB (where I bought it) but I highly doubt it, since for sure I'll just be advised to bring it to their service center instead, so I'll just settle for a repair.
     
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    I hope my response is not too late. I have the hyperdrive. I got it from kickstarter. Ordered last Dec. And arrived April. It is worth every penny. I tried all types of dongles and this for me is the best. Best of all it can output 4k at 60hz.
     
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  8. OwlAlpha26

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    Happy to see our icon right in this pretty cool TB!

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    question: should we drain our MBP before charging? or spare a little (say 20% or so..) before plugging.

    TIA!
     
  10. Qin Zhi

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    Briefly, constant draining is bad for lithium-ion batteries. Draining batteries before charging was the practice in the old days when laptops came with NiMH batteries, but things are different now with lithium ion batteries.

    Use it as you would, but where practicable, minimize instances where the charge falls below 50%. In other words, if you're at home or in the office working with the laptop on your desk, keep it plugged. But where it is impractical or inconvenient for you to do so, such as when you're mobile, or at home but using it while on bed or sitting on the couch, then use it unplugged. It's good, however, to discharge it fully once a month.

    Please refer to these useful guides on how to prolong the lifespan of lithium ion batteries:
    Incidentally, there's no risk of overcharging your MBP, as it stops charging once the battery's full even though it remains plugged.
     
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  11. mrsfrancisco

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    Hi philmugers... I bought my first macbook pro 2016 2 months ago. This is my first time to own a mac computer hence, please bear with me if I'm asking a stupid question.

    I hope someone can enlighten me here. I am hearing a sound, much like an eject or pop sound every 2 minutes or so. Not sure what it is... It puzzles me as to what is happening in the background.

    You can hear the sound here.



    Can you please help what does this sound mean?
     
  12. caffelatte

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    took me days to figure it out - skype. when online becomes available.

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    haha yw! had the same problem
     
  15. cruzargel

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    The base 2017 ntbMBP is now at P76,990 but with 128GB storage. Apple did announce a $200 cut, but the storage was cut in half too! lol.

    The 256GB is now at a whopping P88,890, it does have Iris 640, faster RAM and SSD.

    Glad that I did not wait for Kaby Lake and still happy with my 2016 ntbMBP.
     
  16. chocoholicmom

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    as expected, just minor spec updates for the lineup. though the macbook now has options for a core i5 or core i7, instead of just an m5 or m7 cpu, and 16gb ram, not just 8gb.

    we'll just have to wait for a possible quad-core 13" macbook pro next year, when intel releases their coffee lake cpus..
     
  17. tomangelo

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    This puzzles me as the price for the Apple PH store is not somewhat in line with the $1299 price for the base model in the US stores. If we simply convert $1299x50 it should be around P64,950 which was the price point for the base model of the MBP 13" before they increased the prices. I hope the correct prices are still not reflected and not yet final.
     
  18. cruzargel

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    Mas mahal talaga sa atin. But you can get them at a lower price sa online sellers, no worries naman since international warranty.
     
  19. GelOBrrz

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    I have noticed this since they launched the late 2016 MacBook Pros
    Before the launch, the late 2015 MacBook Pro 128 GB is at $1,299.00 and converts to P64,990 in Apple Online Store and local resellers.

    After the launch, the price of the exact same model increased to P69,990 (that's P5,000). The cheapest late 2016 MBP without touchbar is at $1,499.00 and P83,990.00 in local currency. This also applies to other products such as the Air (it went up from 49,990 to 53,990)

    Then there's the latest update - they've dropped the entry level 2015 MBP from their product line and replaced it with same capacity new model for the same US price of $1,299.00. But the PH price - 76,990.00. And the 2016 entry level replace is now up from $83,990 to $88,990.00

    Am not sure what's the basis of their pricing but the value of Php definitely contributes to it.

    So here's the conversion rate based on the entry level pricing:
    Prior to the launch late 2016 MBPs - 50.80
    After launch of late 2016 MBPs - 53.81
    After launch of early 2017 MBPs - 59.27

    I know, taxes and duties also affect the pricing, but I'm not aware of any increase on rates of import taxes.

    I've also checked on other products such as iOS devices and Apple's using different rates (it's actually lower compared to Macs)
     
  20. shootertwist

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    hi guys, any suggestion for a third party charger for the non touch bar mbp? thanks
     

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