17'' SR MBP Lid not closing properly

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by escalane, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. escalane macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2007
    Wednesday last week my 17'' MacBook Pro Hi-Res arrived and yesterday I finally had time to put it out of the box. Actually I thought everything was fine but today I noticed that the lid isn't closing properly on the left and right edges. I didn't bother too much about it at first.

    Later I created a second user profile for my girlfriend and when I was showing it to her I noticed that the system was behaving kinda laggy. Running the mouse through the dock and scrolling was totally not as smooth as I should be on a 2.4GHz machine without any apps running... this bothers me, especially after I was googling for any similar issue, found these forums here and read through a few threads. I guess you can imagine that I'm paranoid enough by now...

    I was playing around with the screen resolution a bit to try if it was less laggy when it runs in native resolution but that didn't do the trick and meanwhile I'm convinced that it was a bad idea to get a display with such a high resolution - my head feels like it would explode any second. :(

    Xbench is getting 10 less points when I run it in the other user profile (113/103), is that a significant difference anyways? I never ran a benchmark test before on a computer, the only benchmark I can atleast understand what it's about is SuperPi. In any thread I read that Mac OS X would speed up after using it for a while, sounds really crazy to me but maybe thats because I'm a former Windows user.

    I'm not sure about what to do now?

    -Are these "issues" I'm having with my new MBP a reason to return it and if so, will I be able to exchange it for the smaller 15'' model?

    -Will I have to pay the shipping if I return it and will I still get the students discount if I get a 15'' model as a replacement?

    The reason I got the 17'' machine was because of the Hi-Res screen what I thought would be a good idea because my girlfriend is a photographer and she would benefit from it but the first thing she asked was how to make the text in the Firefox bigger. *sigh*

    What a drama! She can't read anything and I'm getting my braincells BBQed by Hi-Ressnes besides the system lags and the lid isn't closing properly.

    I would be happy for any advice on this. Thanks in advance!
  2. DerekS macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    None of them close "exactly perfectly."

    My 17 has more gaps on the sides than it does in the middle, too. Same for my 15.4. Don't lose any sleep over it.
  3. jtrwallace macrumors member


    Jul 4, 2007
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Well, I noticed this on some of the store models and so I made sure that when I got my 15.4 that it didn't have this... and I can attest that it's not how all of them come. Mine closes perfectly with no problems. I couldn't stand it if mine didn't close properly. But I would say return it and get the 15 because the brightness of the 15 over the 17 is such an enormous difference that you will wonder why you ever got the 17.
  4. NYRngrs24 macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2007
    i noticed macbooks have that too, at least my friends does. i think its prob for cooling.
  5. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    Ah, yes, my MBP does the uneven closing thing too... the left side pokes up a little. I guess that I could just bend the display casing a little, but I don't really care. If you're going to get rid of that 17" for a 15" do so, I got the 15" because the graphics card was less taxed, and it had loads of new tech in it. For me, it was between the 17" hi-res and 15" 2.4. I'd take that 17" off your hands though :D.
  6. coogee macrumors regular

    May 28, 2007
    From memory, Command :)apple:) and +/- should adjust text size in Firefox.

    Option + two-fingered scrolling on the trackpad = Zooming, which is very cool :)

    My lid shuts sweetly in perfect alignment on my 17" MBP but the release button on the front doesn't work great and seems destined to jam a bit over the coming years.


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