My beloved MacBook, Sabastian, is just over two months old and is the only computer I use in day to day life, I am extremely happy with it… Or should I say was? Recently, it has suffered a series of random shutdowns after being turned on, which quickly deteriorate into a refusal to start-up at all. It is apparently part of the 12% of 1.83GHz MacBook’s that suffer from RSS (Random Shutdown Syndrome).
It started doing this last Saturday, as I was checking email it suddenly shut down, I didn’t think much of it at the time as everything was fine up until that point and wasn’t very concerned. The next day I struggled to turn it on and heard that bloody start-up sound about fifty times before it was stable enough to use. Matt is going to take it back to Apple Care for me this week and he is lending me his iBook to use while it’s away being fixed or set on fire and dropped off a six story building.
I recorded the above videos incase he can’t get it to demonstrate RSS in store (which I highly doubt) and also to demonstrate how fucking frustratting it is to work with a system that shuts down randomly. Hopefully it will be fixed or replaced quickly without much delay.
I now despise the sound of a MacBook turning on.
Matt took my MacBook in on Wednesday, he said the guy who served him was a bit of a n00b and didn’t seem to know about the RSS problem, a problem which Apple has acknowledged and that is so huge people are planning filing lawsuits against Apple. Guess he is more of a Today/Sunrise news kind of guy than a /. or Digg guy. It had to be sent away to the service centre, as they don’t fix them in-store, and it may take between 7 to 17 days. 😦