Brand new BTO rMBP, sounds like tape is peeling off inside computer

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vbman213, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    I just got brand new rMBP (this is the second unit I have had). I returned my first one because of a few problems. Anyways, this new unit is also having problems. When I pick it up, it sounds like tape or adhesive is peeling off or separating from the inside. This is especially apparent around the exhaust vents/hand reset area. This is REALLY annoying me... Especially because it seems I can't catch a break. Every Apple product that I have ever purchased, I have always had to go through at least 3 of them before getting one that is bug free..

    It's the battery glue isn't it...
  2. Jesla macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2013
    Tennessee USA
    Just press firmly on the back/bottom. This should stick down the battery, which is usually the cause of the type of sound your hearing.
  3. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010

    That must be in the instruction manual that I didn't read.
  4. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Just thought I would update this. One of the battery cells has completely come unglued. It's gotten about 100x worse than when I made the post initially. FML

    Rotating the computer makes a very loud, clunk....clunk....clunk.
  5. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    Take it to an apple store... what's the big deal?

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