Anyone seeing similar on the 17-inch?

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  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Yup. Not as bad as that bottom one. I need to sight down the length of the bottom case to see it but it is there.
     
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    Top one is not a 17-inch. I just included it for a reference of what is straight. The bottom is by a small margin the worst of the new arrivals. Just wanted to see if people had similar issues.
     
  4. blitzraider macrumors member

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    Yes I got that problem too. I sent it back for an exchange because my screen was not aligned either, besides that problem you said.
     
  5. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    My first one is being replaced for something else but hopefully it wont come back with a bowed case like that. Otherwise I will be replacing MBP's all month until I get a good one.
     
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    Where do I get fanboy glasses like yours?
     
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    They aren't both perfect at all Kasten...:rolleyes:

    Mine is imbetween the two, not as bad as the second one which is quite a big gap...

    I only got mine on the 10th, so still within the 14 day return. Will have a think.
     
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    The bottom, basically the 17" has a slightly bigger gap but they're straight. I see that on my 17" vs my 13".
     
  10. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, if there is a gap how is it straight?

    I noticed mine had a slight bend just center of the optical drive. It honestly wasn't bad enough to return it. (that stain you may see is why mines going back)

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    You can see here though its bad enough that the rubber around the screen isn't making contact with the base.

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  11. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

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    Apparently Apple-straight differs from the commonly accepted term of 'straight'. Perhaps not such a surprise maybe.

    Thanks for your comparison Kronie. RE: Return - that's what I'm thinking of as well, but it's definitely not a feature of the smaller MB/Ps.

    The interesting optical illusion there as with all of mine is that the screen assembly looks bent - but is not. Shoot / look around the other side would you? I bet there's a similar bend above the first or second USB socket.
     
  12. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    Actually my other side is straight on the bottom BUT the lid has a slight bend in it!

    Honestly, if I have to look so hard to find this imperfection then its really a non issue for me.

    My replacement should be here any minute. It will be interesting to compare the two.
     
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    Interesting - all of mine seems to have a chassis-wide warp to different degrees. Let us know when you get your replacement, thanks :)
     
  14. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The rubber trim is also larger/thicker on my 17" than on my 13". I dont know why, but mine's straight
     
  15. Staufman macrumors newbie

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    I just wanted to comment on this issue.

    Mine looks basically the same as the picture a few posts up. Perhaps most look like this? I don't know if this is enough to return it. I don't have any of the other issues so far, green lines, or flickering. I'm thinking i may keep it.
     
  16. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    My replacement looks exactly like my old one. Same dip over the optical drive.
     
  17. Sesshi thread starter macrumors G3

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    Hmmm. Chalk it up to Apple's usual superior QC and engineering prowess in that case. Nothing else seems to be broken on my MBP's... yet, so I won't bother badgering Customer Services.

    On thing I can already see with the 17-inch, I was right about the reasons for the built-in battery. It'd have been too weak if it had the same panel arrangement as the smaller MB/Ps. Trust Apple to spin a series of negatives into a supposed positive - especially as battery life under power saving is only ~2 hours longer than my removable 9-cell'd Dell XPS 16 (and it doesn't even have an IGP to save power) under similar usage circumstances.

    I'm very glad I went for the matte though - I can actually see the screen, not my face :D and I prefer the silver surround.
     
  18. nopassn macrumors regular

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    Mine also has an ever so slight bow/arc in the lid above the optical drive - similar deal on the other side as well. It's ever so slight, and since mine doesn't have the heat/graphics issue and it has the 9c99 screen, I'm going to keep it. I didn't even notice it until I went looking after seeing this thread...
     
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    It's quite possible a first-time unibody owner wouldn't have noticed. But I have the complete set as it were so it was more apparent.
     
  20. JtheLemur macrumors 6502

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    Hmm, that sure looks screwy. On mine, all the lines are perfect-o.
     
  21. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    Can we see?
     
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    Oh i see it now, but i didnt until you mentioned it was a gap above the superdrive. My unibody doesn't have this issue though, but my older 17" does, never noticed it before, i guess ive got more important things to worry about than a 1 nanometer misalignment.
     
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    When looks are the only thing you have, it's a factor.
     

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