Dear 2017 MBP Owners – Do you have that rattle?

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  1. domsodidavid macrumors member

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    Since early 2015 modells, MacBook Pros (and 12inch MacBooks) suffer from a design flaw, which results a rattle from the LCD (more info here).

    Now there's a little hope, that with the 2017 upgrade Apple finally readjusted the display.
    Dear 2017 MBP Owners, Could you confirm that?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    This rattle is very quiet and has no ill effect on the computer yes it's a minor design flaw, but it really makes no bloody difference to the user so why worry about it??
     
  3. domsodidavid thread starter macrumors member

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    According to Apple standards, it's a huge design flaw. Anyway this is nothingness, I agree.
     
  4. aevan macrumors 68000

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    It's not a design flaw because it doesn't really manifest itself during normal usage. Ever.
     
  5. domsodidavid thread starter macrumors member

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    whats the benefit of this badly dimensioned/fixed/glued plastic plate?
     
  6. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    It provides countless forum posts which generates ad revenue.
     
  7. aevan macrumors 68000

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    What's the downside?
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    What is the rattle, the keyboard, or some other component?
     
  9. transistor2000 macrumors newbie

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    I can tell you that I was really annoyed by that rattle issue with the 2016 13" nTB I had for about 6 months. Recently I sold the 2016 and got the 2017 13" nTB, the 128 GB model at first, which was a mistake due to the lack of storage space. The 128 GB one I had first had the rattle, but it wasn't as bad as the 2016. I ended up exchanging the 128 and got the 256 instead and I was pleased to find the 256 did not have the rattle. So it's still a hit or miss issue.
     
  10. justinf77 macrumors 6502

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    No rattle on my 2016, no rattle on my 2017 either. Although I did have it on a nTB version I bought before I decided to go with the TB model, but it wasn't really a big deal to me because it only happened when I moved the laptop in a certain way.
     
  11. domsodidavid thread starter macrumors member

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    This rattle is what you writing about?

     
  12. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Fishrrman's advice:
    Don't shake it, and it won't rattle.

    Works with babies, too.
     
  13. transistor2000 macrumors newbie

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    Yes.
     
  14. justinf77 macrumors 6502

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    That's the one.
     
  15. domsodidavid thread starter macrumors member

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    And even if you shake it hard, it's nothing? Sorry but it's hard to imagine after a dozen rattling unit. Thanks!
     
  16. aevan macrumors 68000

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    I think they mean the sound you hear from the screen when you shake the computer.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Oh, it comes from the screen? Odd, I would have expected the buttons or keys, like how some iphones have a rattle when you shake them.
     
  18. domsodidavid thread starter macrumors member

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    you can test it, if you press the screen it can't move.
     
  19. jerryk macrumors 68030

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    It is by design. There is a layer that is loose to allow for expansion due to heating. The layer has been there since the first retina MBPs.
     
  20. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    I had my 2016 MBP for about 7 months and never heard any rattle. My 2017 MBP I've had for a few weeks now and I haven't heard any rattle.
     
  21. wiffle macrumors regular

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    I had this issue on my 2016 which was promptly fixed with a display replacement.
     
  22. KGB7 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you expect when an employee gets paid a $1 /hour wages working a 12 hour shifts?? Mistakes happen when these things assembled.
    And it's a industry acceptable standard, that 3-4% of products are faulty right out of the factory.
     
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    Don't all smartphones rattle due to the tilt sensor?

    For what it's worth, I believe Apple use two different screen manufacturers. One of which rattles a little more than the other when using the device as an impromptu musical instrument.

    Just to add to this, I believe it's part of the IPS display. You can find information about how those things are constructed. It's a matrix or something-whatnot.

    Edit here: untitled.jpg
    One of those. Take a wild guess at which component it could be, why it could be, and why any of it is detrimental to the computer.

    I predict we'll see: The diffuser, because Apple make terrible computers, and because I paid $5000 for a computer. But I'm happy to see what people come up with and see if it gets us anywhere.
     
  24. maflynn Moderator

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    I was referring the power button rattling, I recall people complaining about that on some of the older iPhone models (not sure of the iPhone 7 had this issue.
     
  25. JMacHack macrumors 6502

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    Late 2016 tbMBP 15" here, zero rattle.
    This is an issue though, where the hell is Apple's QA?
     

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