Case flexing/creacking a lot

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by daneoni, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    I recently had my MLB replaced and ever since i got the machine back i've noticed that the case flexes a lot making a very creaky sound especially the left palm rest.

    I initially ignored it buts it becoming worrying...i think the Hard Drive cable/ribbon wasn't put back properly and the case wasn't 'tightened' enough. Everytime i rest my palm i hear a creak like the top case is pressing on the cable

    Anyone else have creaking sounds coming from their case?

    Its a MBP Classinc BTW
  2. darwinian macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    Is there a small gap anywhere between the top case and the bottom aluminum piece? On either the front or the LHS?

    The cable flex theory isn't immediately crazy either, since the front indicator light cable (and another cable?) runs pretty tight right in there and connects right on top of the drive.
  3. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    Thats the things thats got me visible gaps so the case itself is probably well assembled but maybe a component inside wasn't screwed down properly or something
  4. six.four macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2008
    if you live by an Apple store - just bring it in and have them take a look if it bothers you. Case flex is normal - especially on the Classic MBP, but creaking (depending on the severity) does sound like something that needs to be looked at.

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