So after much anticipation, my macbook pro finally arrived today. Opened the box, lovely machine, powered it up, and heard the Apple chime combined with a high-pitched noise. Uhoh.
The noise is loudest when the brightness is on full, sorta goes away as I turn it down. Bleah.
Called Apple. Very friendly people, had me do some preliminary checks.. It needs to be replaced. WAhh!
These things happen I guess, but the buildup and impatience to get my new machine was wasted on a defective unit. Kinda takes the wind out of the “new owner experience”..Hmmpf
Apple handled it well (I mean, other than sending me a defective machine), and even refunded the extra I paid for expedited shipping. Meh
So now I wait for the shipping people to pick this one up and for Apple to ship the replacement. sigh..
Guess I’ll get some real work done this afternoon after all… sniff