Does your macbook pro flex like this? I just noticed this!!!! VIDEO!

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    No, and I think that's the case with a sticker on it BTW. :)
     
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    damn it, made me close my screen to try it! and nope my doesn't well slightly but not like in the video at least
     
  4. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Damn, looks like I have a problem. I literally feels like mushy jello. It's crazy.

    Actually for some reason, my lid is actually bent outward. So its slightly convex, like a little hill near the middle. It's almost like the entire top has lost tension.
     
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    you should definitely get apple to take a look it thats messed up, id do it right away
     
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    It's a Speck clear shell case with an Apple sticker on it....At least that's my guess...If it isn't then that MBP needs serious attention.:)
     
  7. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    It flexes but nowhere near that much, about the same as the average plastic laptop on my 15". That one in the video looks like an inflatable toy or something
     
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    I'm not going to be able to visit Genius Bar until Wednesday! But I have made an appointment!

    For those of you who think I am trolling and that the video is of my plastic Speck Case. Think Again... You are looking at a naked 15" Macbook Pro flexing like a piece of cheese...

    This is crazy. My machine is in "PERFECT" aesthetic condition. No scratches, dings, dents, etc. I better get this fixed without any problems under AppleCare.
     
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    My 2010 13inch did that - I dont think it was that bad - I sold it so no way of testing. I may test my 2011 15MBP today.
     
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    Wow no it doesn't do that! Also side note: Why do people take "peek through a door crack" videos? I wish the iphone made you film horizontally ;)
     
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    Mine does. I think it's only on the HR Anti-Glare screens.
     
  13. vbman213, Feb 6, 2012
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    I know for a fact that this is not normal! I just tried on a few of my Friends machines and it is no where nearly as bad as mine. I can deflect mine just by resting my hand on it. It has ZERO structural support...
     
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    I'm now hoping the same thing. Mine early 2011 15" MBP has been going slow as hell lately too, I'm taking mine in this weekend to get checked / replaced.
     
  15. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I posted this on the official Apple Support Community and was told that this is normal, really?
     
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    It seems that, more often than not, when anyone asks if "this is normal" the pat answer is "yes, it's fine, don't worry about it, etc".

    Doesn't look normal to me!
     
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    How many forums are you going to post this to before actually bringing/sending it to Apple?
     
  19. iforbes macrumors 6502

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    To be fair, he does say "I'm not going to be able to visit Genius Bar until Wednesday! But I have made an appointment!"
     
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    Hmm, ok... I should read before writing. @OP: Sorry!
     
  21. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No problem! I am going in on Wednesday.
     
  22. iforbes macrumors 6502

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    So what's the verdict?
     
  23. iLukeJoseph macrumors 6502

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    Mine has a good amount of flex. Not quite as much as that, but then again it could be the lack of lighting when I was checking mine. Like another poster said, it very well may be due to the anti-glare.
     
  24. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's the anti-glare. I have a late 2010 15" hi-res anti-glare MBP and it takes a lot of pressure for the aluminum around the Apple logo to deflect even slightly, 1 mm at most. Also, the lid/screen is very stiff when twisted at the top corners, and greatly resists flexing. Maybe there are thickness variances in different lid production lots.
     
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    That's normal.

    Just don't punch/kick your Apple logo and you'll be fine.
     

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