Found what was causing rattling in my wife's 13" MBP

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  1. Ryan700 macrumors member

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    I opened my wife's 13" MBP and found a ball bearing size amber plastic bead. Anyone know where it comes from? Is is important? Sorry for the blurry image as my phone doesn't focus that close. IMG_1245.JPG
     
  2. ocnitsa macrumors regular

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    Are you serious?
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Unless you bought a bead-to-order configuration, I wouldn't worry. It's not part of anything on the machine.
     
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    It laid an egg! Keep it warm, and a tiny Gold 12" MacBook will emerge from it in a few months.
     
  6. Ryan700 thread starter macrumors member

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    As long as it's not any part of anything in the computer then I'm relieved. Thanks.
     
  7. Jasmynp macrumors 6502

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    could it have been in her bag and jammed itself in there?
     
  8. Ryan700 thread starter macrumors member

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    It's possible. She takes it to work once a month to do inventory. As a side note her display kept turning off the last couple of days which is why I opened it. The rattling has been going on for months. I was worried that something shorted out and was relieved it wasn't a screw. The display shutoff problem? A thick coating of dust on the cooling fan. Glad I caught it before the processor failed.
     
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    Definitely glad you caught it. Considering how everything's glued down, it's surprising that the case isn't on tighter.
     
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    It's hard to see how small it really is but could that bead have lodged into the mic jack and into the laptop that way? I can't see how something like that could have got inside unless it was there from the factory.
     
  12. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    it's Timmy's seed!

    sell it before they replace him as CEO

    I wonder if thats packaging silicon (that is in that fabric-y pouch) with packaging materials?
     
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    Mid 2012
     
  14. ocnitsa macrumors regular

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    Oh wow. I got the same model I think. Maybe if we get 50-60 other people we can gather enough for a piece of jewelry? Bracelet or something?
     
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    Don't quit your day job! You'll never make it as a comedian.
     
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    :(
     

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