Flex on the bottom cover 17" MBP after removing it. Normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by itwasepic, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. itwasepic macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    Hi all,

    So I'm not sure if I'm more critical of noticing this but ever since I took the bottom cover off of my MBP 17" (and it does do that "pop" noise when it is removed) I've started noticing that the bottom cover flexes (gives in) when you apply pressure to it. Is this normal? I cannot imagine I damaged (bent) the cover when I initially removed it.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. chopper dave macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2007
    Make sure it popped when you put it back- there is a clip in the center that helps keep it from flexing. If you see it is slightly warped, press it down firmly on a flat surface and it should pop in.
  3. itwasepic thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    Thanks Dave. It did pop back in when I put it back on so I'll try taking it off and checking that clip to which you refer. Unfortunately don't have the screw driver close to me.
  4. sadcamper macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
  5. kboller07 macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2007

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