Does the bottom panel of your 17" (integrated battery models) flex under pressure?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by puma1552, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    Just came back from the store with my friend who still can't decide on a 15 or 17 inch machine. I noticed that the bottom panel of both display model 17s kinda popped in and out a little bit under pressure just right of center and halfway between the front and back of the machine.

    Is this common or are the display models just beat?
  2. Kenndac macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2003
    My 15" MBP with integrated battery does the same.
  3. great high wolf macrumors regular

    great high wolf

    Jan 30, 2006
    Seconded. And mine makes an irritating creaking noise as well. Not sure if the 13" MBPs do it, but it seems common among the larger models.
  4. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    mine doe it too, especially over the hard drive, there is a bit of room there as you can fit a 12.5mm drive in there.
  5. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2009
    Same here... Same irritating noise -.-
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
  7. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
  8. johndoe588 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    Upstate New York
    Interesting. Never really thought about it, so just played around with my mid '09 17". If I press hard enough I can make it flex a little, but nothing that would concern me. It's pretty solid, and build quality issues really bug me.

    John B.

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