Powerbook not laying flat on some surfaces.

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  1. jordanfolds macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    My powerbook is about 8 months old and has been kept in pristine condition, but for some reason it doesn't lay flat on all surfaces and I really can't figure out why not. It shows no sign of warping, and has all of the rubber feet on it.

    Thanks
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    If it's flat on some surfaces but not others are you ready to consider that it might just be the surface and not the computer? :p
     
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Mine doesn't either and it's brand new -- not much you can do about it. It probably won't rock back and forth when the lid is open.

    The aluminum surface causes some slight warping and bending and it just makes it not sit perfectly. if you just kind of press the raised corner + the opposite one down at the same time a little, it should stop it for a while.
     
  4. jordanfolds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I think it is a little bit of the surface + a little bit of my pb. Either way it kinda stinks, but oh well. Thanks
     
  5. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it's frustrating. You should find that if you just move it around a few inches in any direction, it should sit level. Who knows why.
     
  6. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    The PowerBooks warp, mainly when they get hot and you have them on a strange surface, such as your lap. Like a guy said, just press down on the corners sticking up, especially when your computer is hot.

    Daniel.
     
  7. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    Mine has never sat level either, but if I rotate it a little suddenly it does sit level. I really can't figure out how that works. It's like the surface is only flat at 90 degree intervals, and slowly goes un'flat as your rotate between those angles. Curious!
     
  8. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Is there anything else we can complain about???
     
  9. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    How about your curt reply for starters?
     
  10. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    It's because not all of your surfaces are perfectly level.
     
  11. kretzy macrumors 604

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    This happened to me the other day and I thought one of the rubber legs had fallen off. Turns out the table I was using just wasn't level.
     
  12. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    SNAP!!!

    Daniel.
     
  13. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816

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    "Unflat." That is why I love America. Thank you sir.

    Daniel.
     
  14. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    There was no reason for that response. That's a very reasonable concern -- a physical defect in hardware.

    However, as everyone else has said, there's no need to worry - this is normal due to the aluminum.
     

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