13" MacBook Pro (2017) not sitting flat

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dulcimer, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a

    Dulcimer

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    Hello,

    My recently acquired 13" TB MBP 2017 doesn't sit flat, e.g., 1 out of 4 of its bottom case bumps hangs in the air slightly. This is annoying when raising/moving my hand from the palm rest area. I've tested it on many different surfaces and is always present, so definitely the computer.

    Is this a known issue with these MBPs or did I just get a dud?
     
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

    New_Mac_Smell

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    Take it to Apple, they'll resolve it for you.
     
  3. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    This happens with the newest MbPs a bit. You can place it on a flat surface and press on opposite corners with the display open to fix it. I owned multiple 13" that did the same thing.
     
  4. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

    ZapNZs

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    Have you noticed any changes in the way the trackpad feels?
    Have you already verified that the bottom cover is completely screwed into the frame?
     
  5. jerryk macrumors 601

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    Unbelievable. What happened to Apple quality?
     
  6. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    I’m going to say it’s because it’s thin aluminum. Soft metal tends to flex a bit.
     
  7. argentum47 macrumors regular

    argentum47

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    I doubt it will be the case for the OP since the laptop is relatively new, but rattling can be a sign of battery swelling as well.
     

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