2 MBP questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gelatin, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. gelatin macrumors 6502

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    firstly how flush does your MBP close?
    ive got a 17 inch and the front left side is slightly higher than the other side.

    also has anyone elses MBP been slow when manipulating an A1 size image on photoshop?
    my mbp is 2gb ram and 2.5 ghz just so you know.
     
  2. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    what version?

    do you mean the A1 DIN standard?
    I mean, that's like airplane big :)
     
  3. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

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    With the lid slightly closed and leaning towards you, place your fingers on the outside corners of the lid and place your thumbs towards the center underside of the lid (on the aluminum near the camera). Flex it very slightly and carefully. The gaps in the lid when closed will be lessened. If the gap you have is bigger on one side than the other, exert slightly more flex on that particular side.

    This isn't my idea. When I took back a faulty Macbook Pro to the Apple Store (for a different problem), I mentioned the additional annoyance of the poorly closed lid. The Genuis said "watch" and he did what I described above, and it was fixed. He said they do it all the time.

    If you think it sounds wrong to give it that little flex, think again. When the lid closes, the central catch forces the center of the lid down and the upper edges can bow up. So it's being flexed all the time it's closed anyway. All you'd be doing is correcting it. Aluminum is soft – even the pressure on the lid from the latch can cause it to bow from the center. Correcting it is easy, unless you're heavy-handed and need to keep away from anything requiring a delicate touch..
     
  4. gelatin thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok cheers
    im using cs2
    A1 as in a4 paper>a3>a2>a1

    another issue ive just noticed, headphone volume independant of speaker volume.
    i had my speakers on mute and yet when i plug in my headphones they are always at max. also when i change the volume, i can hear electronic beeping thru them which ive never had before.
    anyone got a solutioin?
     
  5. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    thats your problem right there. with the new intel macs, you pretty much need cs3.
     
  6. Pickoff macrumors member

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    If you are a student, you can get an upgrade for less than $100 on places like academicsuperstore.com.
     
  7. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    Almost all MBP's have this gap. I have had 2 with it. :D
     
  8. secretpact macrumors 6502

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    Sorry this is probably my fault but I couldn't understand the process. It would be great if someone could post a video of this on youtube.
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Mine doesn't close fully; also the hinge designed so it goes against the close, so therefore there is a force and creates the gap.
     
  10. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I believe it's supposed to be like that, that way you can set a different comfortable volume for each without adjusting the volume.
     
  11. Sir Cecil macrumors 6502a

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    More simply put, just gently flex the front edge of the lid very slightly along its length, upwards in the middle and downwards at the sides. Nothing more than that.

    Sounds simplistic, but that's what the guy at the Apple Store showed me.
     

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