Hi there, Last week I received a custom made 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina (mid 2014). Unfortunately it had a tiny notch in the aluminium surrounding the display (where the aluminium and rubber band meet), so I brought it to the Apple Store. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the manager acknowledged a replacement. As I didn't want to wait 1-2 weeks for a BTO version, I decided to walk out of the Apple Store with a stock version instead...only to realise that this one also has minor cosmetic flaws in the aluminium. These are so tiny that I can ignore them. However, the machine has now started to produce the infamous pop/tick/creak sounds from the case...damn it! I've ordered a pentalobe screwdriver, hoping I can fix the issue by either tightening the screws or reseating the bottom plate entirely (as suggested elsewhere on this forum). From what I can read, however, this is not a guaranteed fix. I really don't know if I should bring this one back. I might end up getting something even worse. Also, probably I wouldn't be able to reproduce the issue on spot in a (noisy) Apple Store - is this "required" during the 14 day return window, or is it "no question asked"? (I'm a European currently visiting the US, and we don't have Apple Stores back home, so I don't know how this works, sorry.) Having already experienced creaking on a previous rMBP, this one has a less frequent and less loud version. It still annoys me though. What are your thoughts? Is it likely getting a (cosmetically and functionally) perfect rMBP, or should one rather be happy that there are no issues like (clusters of) dead pixels and then ignore the minor cosmetic flaws (and try to fix these on your own if possible)? Thanks a lot for reading.