Bottom of 17" Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macman4789, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. macman4789 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I've recently bought the stock 17" MBP and am loving it! However just a quick question to all those who have used it. I have noticed that when I pick it up, the bottom panel underneath sort of bends slightly when my fingers press against it. It feels like the alu is bending slightly only in certain places on the base.

    I may just be another paranoid mac freak but has anyone else found this? I had an old 15" MBP and didn't have any similar issues with that. Loving the computer tho, the screen is fantastic!

    Thanks
     
  2. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder what % of mac users suffer from OCD compared to PC users
     
  3. playalistic macrumors regular

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    Happens on mine too. I guess there is a gap behind it in the middle and as it is so thin it flexes a little. Nothing to be concerned about IMO.
     
  4. dudeitsjay macrumors regular

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    err mine doesn't bend at all... mayb im not ocd nuff?
     
  5. Apple Corps macrumors 68030

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    "I may just be another paranoid mac freak..."

    May just be ???? ;)
     
  6. Brandon Heat macrumors regular

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    Its just flexing.. The first thing I noticed when I switched from the 13 to 15 was increased flex... Its only because of the weight.. Nothing is wrong with your mac..
     
  7. AMessy macrumors member

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    Mine flexes a little bit also. I've never been concerned with it. The back panel is pretty large due to the 17"ers size so some flexing would seem normal since that panel is not stiffened internally.
     
  8. skye12 macrumors 65816

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  9. shambo macrumors 6502a

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    Well done you love the screen, because that's what you're going spend 99.99999999999999% of your time looking at, not the bottom. :rolleyes:
     
  10. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Mine flexes plus makes a cracking sound when I lift it up.
     

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