Bottom of MacBook Pro meant to be dented?

mrgreenfirework

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Hi,

I've recently noticed that the plastic parts (either side of the hinge) under the screen of my 13" Retina MacBook Pro has dents on it on either side. I'm currently not near MacBook Pros I can compare it with and wanted to find out if this is an intentional design choice or if I have damaged it? Is it the same on your Macbooks?

Attached file to picture of what I'm seeing (sorry it's not the clearest, lens didn't focus well)


Thank you
 

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RevToTheRedline

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My 15 is the same way and i can insure its never been mis-handled so it must be normal.... if you watch it very carefully when closing the lid it looks like it has to be like that to clear the chassis.
 

mrgreenfirework

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My 15 is the same way and i can insure its never been mis-handled so it must be normal.... if you watch it very carefully when closing the lid it looks like it has to be like that to clear the chassis.
Thanks for the reply. I was just worried about it because I accidentally pushed the screen back too far and I thought it may have dented it or something.

Anyone with 13" can confirm?
 

maxsix

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Mine was dented out of the box.

I deliberately unboxed it with my sales person watching immediately after purchasing it at the store... just in case it was defective. That was the best way to assure I wouldn't get blamed for a problem.

I have found Apple quality to be in decline with recent purchases.
 

mrgreenfirework

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Mine was dented out of the box.

I deliberately unboxed it with my sales person watching immediately after purchasing it at the store... just in case it was defective. That was the best way to assure I wouldn't get blamed for a problem.

I have found Apple quality to be in decline with recent purchases.
Dented where exactly? :)
 

RevToTheRedline

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I just want to make it clear, the OP's concern about what he thinks is dented is NOT dented its a design feature so the lid can close for pete sake, the plastic lower hinge cover on the monitor is MOLDED that way.
 
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maxsix

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I just want to make it clear, the OP's concern about what he thinks is dented is NOT dented its a design feature so the lid can close for pete sake, the plastic lower hinge cover on the monitor is MOLDED that way.

Also If your MBP was dented out of the box, it sounds like a careless store employee, because there were reports years ago that careless apple store employees were roughly handling boxes and causing top screen shell dents on other similarly packed items including the MBP's, the way Apple manufactures and ships these products there is no way it's an "apple quality issues" it's a handling issue.
You're blind defense of Apple is impressive. Somehow you seem to actually believe what you've posted.

Mine came out of a pristine box, the Apple Store Manager agreed the three dents side, top and bottom along with the scratches were likely overlooked as it passed through whatever quality checks Apple has the Chinese assembler performing. Being a CTO order caused another two month wait.
 

mrgreenfirework

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I just want to make it clear, the OP's concern about what he thinks is dented is NOT dented its a design feature so the lid can close for pete sake, the plastic lower hinge cover on the monitor is MOLDED that way.
Thanks for the reply. Just wanted to make sure.
 

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You're blind defense of Apple is impressive. Somehow you seem to actually believe what you've posted.

Mine came out of a pristine box, the Apple Store Manager agreed the three dents side, top and bottom along with the scratches were likely overlooked as it passed through whatever quality checks Apple has the Chinese assembler performing. Being a CTO order caused another two month wait.
Ever consider picking up a more productive hobby? Sitting on an Apple-centered forum all day bashing Apple just makes you come across as a miserable individual.

Maybe try knitting?
 
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Falcon9

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Hi,

I've recently noticed that the plastic parts (either side of the hinge) under the screen of my 13" Retina MacBook Pro has dents on it on either side. I'm currently not near MacBook Pros I can compare it with and wanted to find out if this is an intentional design choice or if I have damaged it? Is it the same on your Macbooks?

Attached file to picture of what I'm seeing (sorry it's not the clearest, lens didn't focus well)


Thank you
It's supposed to be like in order for the lid to be able to clear the chassis properly when you open or close it. There is nothing wrong with your computer.
 

ABC5S

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Like others have stated, it's normal and not a dent so to speak but a design to allow the screen to close correctly. Mine has it as well on both sides
 
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