Unibody macbook palmrest area...creeking?

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2008
    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


    Jul 10, 2007
  3. macrumors regular

    May 23, 2006
    United Kingdom
    I agree with the above poster - your battery cover is probably loose.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    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


    Feb 5, 2008
    You don't need pliers just a couple of fingers, but I agree it shouldn't be necessary.

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