Unibody macbook palmrest area...creeking?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jerkjosh, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jun 3, 2008
    #1
    I've have the new macbook for several days now, and I noticed that the left palmrest area creeks as I lean forward on it, applying a little more weight. It's nothing I'm taking my macbook in for, but it's quite annoying actually.

    Do you guys have the same problem?
     
  2. macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    Jul 10, 2007
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    NYC
    #2
    you're probably hearing the battery cover.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #3
    I agree with the above poster - your battery cover is probably loose.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 16, 2008
    #4
    It Most definitely is the loose battery cover. When i had the alu macbook, it would creak everytime i rested my hands on the palm rest to type and when i sat it down on a table it would click. I upgraded to the pro, and the cover is nice and snug, and does not make noise. You should be able to exchange it for a unit with a tighter cover, or search the forum for the fix to this problem which involves using pliers to slightly bend down the tabs towards the case. (however i dont think anyone should have to do something like this on a brand new laptop)
     
  5. macrumors 6502

    duffyanneal

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    #5
    You don't need pliers just a couple of fingers, but I agree it shouldn't be necessary.
     

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