This just in... Today, August 15th 2006, a Mac was announced dead on arrival. Benji Coleman-Levy, 18, received a shipment containing an Apple MacBook Pro. When turned on it started up as it should, except for one small detail, the backlight did not work. Nothing could be seen on the LCD screen except for the outline of a few key elements during startup. Immediately, Benji tried to bring the computer back to proper health, but it was too late, the Mac was dead (at least in a deep coma).
Plans are for Benji to take the Mac to Berkeley on Monday and exchange it for a properly working one, however, this one should not have died in vein. The memorial service is scheduled on Monday at the University of California, Berkeley, but the family wished it to remain private.
The MacBook Pro is survived by its saddened father Benji, a brother iBook, and two iPod companions.