Build issue 2016 Pro (no touchbar)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nitzer51, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. nitzer51 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    I just picked up my 2016 pro (without touch bar of course) and I noticed that the bottom plate that is screwed in has a slight buckle or bulge on the left side of the machine and does not align with the case of the pro. It's less than or about 1/64" of an inch but definitely visible and can be felt when running your hand along the side of the machine.

    I have an appointment to get it looked sat but I'm curious if anyone else has had this issue?
  2. Ghost31 macrumors 68030


    Jun 9, 2015
  3. nitzer51 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    Sorry for the delay. Here is a photo. as you can see its not huge but it's there

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  4. keviig macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2012
    I'd take that back, it's definitely not supposed to look like that. Hopefully you'll get a replacement straight away.
  5. teidon macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    Might be one of the batteries bulging or poorly installed. Definitely have it checked out.
  6. aloshka macrumors 65816

    Aug 30, 2009
    I'm sure you don't need another person telling you this, but definitely go get it replaced.
  7. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2005
    Greenville, NC
    Yeah mine doesn't look like that. Have that looked at.
  8. curmudgeonette macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2016
    If you look at the teardown, there's some sort of clip on each side of the machine. Perhaps your case bottom is not properly engaged with the clip.
  9. onVacation macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2016
    Have you tried pushing it down? There are clips somewhere around this point, it looks like this one is not pushed in properly.
  10. maroulis macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2006
    had exactly same issue on mine.. left side, noticed a bump - applied slight pressure clipped on back as it should be.. the weirdest thing.. I've owned every single portable Apple has made and same with iPhone and iPad - never seen anything like this QA wise :/ very perplexing
  11. Smoovejayy macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2012
    I would rather let someone at Apple push it down. If they break it, they can fix it lol.

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