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CompUser
Apr 9, 2006, 10:02 PM
This has been annoying me for a while now. I have had 2 powerbooks and this has happened to both. I never bring them anywhere- thats what my iBook is for. I treat this thing like it's worth $1,000,000,000. Anyone else having this issue with their powerbook/macbook.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e6/ErikCT060/P1010005.jpg



puckhead193
Apr 9, 2006, 10:04 PM
someone must have been playing around with it and bumped it.....

CompUser
Apr 9, 2006, 10:08 PM
someone must have been playing around with it and bumped it.....

I don't understand how something like this would happen though. Its not dented and if you run your hand across the front of it there is no bump. I didn't hit it, or drop it, or in any way apply pressure on it that I can think of. I had a similar thing happen to my other powerbook only on the left side above the connectors.

puckhead193
Apr 9, 2006, 10:59 PM
maybe heat? Do u keep your PB on a stand of some sort like an icurve?

calebjohnston
Apr 9, 2006, 11:02 PM
I can't tell what the picture is showing. Is that the lid not sitting straight?

kretzy
Apr 9, 2006, 11:08 PM
Yeah the same thing happened to me, even before I dropped my and dented it. :( :mad:

I was going to get it replaced, but when they told me it was going to cost like $400, I was willing to just live with it.

bursty
Apr 9, 2006, 11:13 PM
I noticed this recently and its been bugging the hell outta me. I imagine the heat has caused the lid to warp? :mad:

http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/6564/smalldsc009333pn.jpg

kretzy
Apr 9, 2006, 11:16 PM
^Mines done that too! :( Though I'm pretty sure that even out of the box it didn't sit 100% flush. It annoyed me for a long time, but I just got over it eventually.

calebjohnston
Apr 9, 2006, 11:39 PM
Mine fits fine there. The lid however is sitting a bit off when closed. I don't care about when it's closed much, but I think it might affect when it's open a little too.

This is a brand new powerbook after an iBook with a misaligned display too. arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.

Peyton
Apr 9, 2006, 11:43 PM
My 12 incher doesn't have that problem, always looks aligned (the actual pixels on the screen look slightly rotated) but the lid is fine.

I think its probably an isolated issue and if you complained loud enough you could have got a replacement ;)

lamina
Apr 10, 2006, 12:04 AM
My 17" does the same thing as yours... but (thankfully) not as bad. I noticed it the moment I took it out of the box. I am pretending its not there.

Was yours not as bad when you first got it?

blueflame
Apr 10, 2006, 12:14 AM
I have only had it for about 2-3 weeks. do you think if i bring it back to the store i got it from they will replace it or fix it? here is a pic, sorry for the size of the photo,
andreas

diehldun
Apr 10, 2006, 12:19 AM
My 17" does the same thing as yours... but (thankfully) not as bad. I noticed it the moment I took it out of the box. I am pretending its not there.


My 17" was like that too, right out of the box. At the begining (and still does), it drove me crazy, seeing it crooked when closed.

Peyton
Apr 10, 2006, 12:22 AM
I have only had it for about 2-3 weeks. do you think if i bring it back to the store i got it from they will replace it or fix it? here is a pic, sorry for the size of the photo,
andreas

I would DEFINITELY go see about that. It doesn't look right. It might be hard convincing them (especially after not complaining about it until now) but it almost looks like it was hit. I would at least go see what they could do

blueflame
Apr 10, 2006, 12:39 AM
you know it really doesnt look like it was hit in person. honesty, it looks like the caseing wasnt made the right size or something..it does have a tiny watch scratch right about there my watch band caught on this lip, which is how i saw it., but it has certainly never been hit, and if you look at it in person, it really looks like a warp or something.
andreas
I would DEFINITELY go see about that. It doesn't look right. It might be hard convincing them (especially after not complaining about it until now) but it almost looks like it was hit. I would at least go see what they could do

sam10685
Apr 10, 2006, 03:34 PM
i hvae noticed the samething too... is it something i should go to Apple about?

Timepass
Apr 10, 2006, 04:34 PM
My 12 incher doesn't have that problem, always looks aligned (the actual pixels on the screen look slightly rotated) but the lid is fine.

I think its probably an isolated issue and if you complained loud enough you could have got a replacement ;)


My guess is even your 12 incher has a minor problem like that but because it a lot smaller it does not show it head as easily.

As people are pointing out it the larger one showing this problem. And it is impossible to make everything exactly right time and time again. Everything has to have a tolarnce on them and the tolarnce I guessing is at the hinges and there allow hieght diffence. Problem is the farther you get way from it the more noticible it gets. 12 inch it does not have that long to be come visal but when you go to 17 inch the same diffence is much much more noticble.

To top it the larger one changes more to the same amount of heat being add per cubic ft. More metal to deflect.

So that covers a engineery answer to it.