New MBPO 17", Case problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Almito, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Almito macrumors newbie

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    Dear all,
    I have received a new MBP 17" and the case does not close perfectly :mad: . It has a gap of 2mm in the left side and 1 mm in the right. The screeen is perfectly flat, it is the case of the computer which is 1mm taller on the right and center of the computer. I have added some pics here,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43843428@N00

    Do you guys have the same problem / deffect / error? Do you think I should return it? I don't know if this can be a prolem. On the other hand it is a perfect laptop! :D
     
  2. AppleKrate macrumors member

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    It's common - I advise you not to look too closely at the backlighting either :eek: (If you are a masochist, try a mid gray desktop)
     
  3. scifiman macrumors member

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    If you are unhappy with it then I suggest to return it. Let me send you the <cough>updated address for my house....I mean return center. That way you can received a brand new (as of 2001) TiBook!

    Seriously though, thats not a huge gap. I don't think it will hurt anything.
    Congrats on the new lappy!:D
     
  4. kubla macrumors newbie

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    Try this from one of my previous posts:

    This works for me because the left and right latch don't evenly engage when the screen is gently closed with one hand. A two-hand firm close makes sure both left and right latches completely engage.
     
  5. danengel macrumors newbie

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    I saw the same problem on a couple of other MBP's (15" and 17") in town, so I guess it's a design flaw. While it doesn't look that nice, I wouldn't bother.
     
  6. Hodor macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same gap on my new MBP.. it sort of annoys me, but I'm not too worried about it (yet)
     
  7. Almito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it is a great laptop. I don't really think it is a problem but I would like to see if most of these laptops have this shape. If most of them are like mine I will never be worried about it. Pn the other hand, I will not return it (I am in love) :eek: . Does your 17" close like my lovely laptop?
     
  8. kubla macrumors newbie

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    Did you try the two-hand close? Here are images of my MBP.

    One hand
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    Two hands
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  9. Garden Knowm macrumors 6502

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    I have not seen a 17 inch that closes WELL...

    The biggest problem... is when the gap/opening gets caught on something and tries to TEAR the $4000 machine open...

    This happens occasionaly with the callouses on my hand that get caught in the gap as I take the C2D out or put it away in my back pack.... serious

    Design flaw...


    JOBS please fix..


    LIKE THE SUN, I never stare directly at any flaws on my LOVELY MBP....

    thank you
     
  10. Almito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried two-hand close. The case, on the left side, is 1mm thinner than the right. It is not the screen o bad close, it is the case. I have measured it and it is 1mm thicker on the right.

    I have seen 3 MBP and no one closed perfectly. Yours looks perfect.
     
  11. Garden Knowm macrumors 6502

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    If it makes you feel any better. I have seen many many.... MANY.... naked peole.. All supposedly created by GOD (say in loud ominous voice). Whom is far superior than the people at Apple when it comes to creativity (genisis).

    Only 1 of these naked humans appeared peffect... BUT.. my vision was a bit obscured... :cool:
     
  12. brikeh macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahaha....that is priceless. That made my day :D
     

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