Gap between Screen on 17" UBMBP

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  1. YsoSerious macrumors 6502

    YsoSerious

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    Dose it look normal to you? I've seen problems like this on the 15" UBMBP and seems like I have it on my 17".
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    RIGHT SIDE
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  2. damnyooneek macrumors 6502

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    my unibody 15" has the same problem but with the front. it doesnt close tightly on the left because the magnet is really weak on that side. its not right but mass produced stuff always have variation in their build quality.
     
  3. YsoSerious thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't know, I guess I can live with it. It runs perfectly, no dead pixels, no graphics problems and no major light bleed in the end it's a very nice laptop. I better go ahead an buy Apple Care for protection down the road if it gets worse.
     
  4. brave5213 macrumors regular

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    this one was my 4th 17", i have returned all of them as you see on my signature. now i am using my 5th 17", there is still gap issue but not like the other 4, so i decided to keep it.

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  5. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    I say yours looks fine and shouldnt be an issue...But yeah I can relate....the first 3 17" of mine had dust/debris under the display, 2 of the 3 had blemishes on the top cases as well.
    1 of them had pixelation/snow problems.

    the 4th i have has no dust/deadpixels, no cosmetic blemishes or looked l ike it was refurbished or mishandled.

    though it does have the screen gap and a bit of a recessed trackpad compared to the others...however it s a solid performer and im done playing the apple mbp lottery :p


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    my current uMBP

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    The top one is the current one, the bottom is the one they replaced...

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    atleast the gap is even.....

    :apple::rolleyes: :p
     
  6. RX64MACBOOKPRO macrumors member

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    Hey AppleNewton, what week is your 17" MBP?

    HINT: its the 4th-5th digit of your serial number

    my week 12 has the gap issue, wonder if it has been sorted out in later weeks...
     
  7. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    week 15


    the few i had before were week 11 models.
     
  8. anthony8400 macrumors newbie

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    Mine is week 14.
    Luckily I don't have the shown symptoms.
    I keep my fingers crossed, though.

    This machine keeps working very smooth, it's a pleasure to work with.
    I surely love the screen quality, my first impression was wauw!

    EDIT:
    I just checked and it seems I have the same goddamn problem.
    Do they easily accept to replace it? (I live in Belgium)
    How long will I have to miss my beauty?
     
  9. apersianboyCOM macrumors 6502

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    I have the same issue as you, but this is my third replacement (first one had faulty GPU lines, second one had RAM issues).

    I just noticed the gap... but I can't be bothered to get it replaced again...
    do you think it would have any implications later on say in 2/3 years time?

    Do you think mine is bad enough? this time it's out of the 14 day timeframe by about 10 days!
     

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  10. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    you may wanna give them a call
    http://www.apple.com/support/contact/phone_contacts.html


    I'm happy with mine for the most part as it seems very stable and robust.
    I figured this is my fourth and they already are aware of my case ID's so if something happens they shouldnt be hesitant about it at all.
    They took all my previous ones and sent them to some people to disassemble and to analyze.

    hope it works out for ya.



    Though I dont think yours is too much cause for concern really & looks pretty good...but thats just by judging by a mid-resolution photo.
    I was concerned the lid may not continue to properly close. or something could easily catch on to it if i use it when travelling or storing it in a bag. etc etc.
    as of now im not too worried but of course it;ll be a concern.
     
  11. RX64MACBOOKPRO macrumors member

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    even the macbooks have the gap issue

    i went to my local apple store and best buy to check out the 13" macbooks and for sure enough, they do have the gap issue....

    i just don't get it....what's the cause of the gap issue on the sides when its fine at the front?
     
  12. damnyooneek macrumors 6502

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    don't be too picky it's never going to be perfect it's just the truth. just use it and be happy. overall the build quality is still better than any other laptop out there.
     
  13. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I mean c'mon...you paid like $3,000 for it...who cares if it has build quality flaws???

    I mean, if you bought a car and the door didn't close all the way...no big deal b/c its almost all the way closed!
     
  14. apersianboyCOM macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reassurance, I think I'm just going to stick it out.


    you took the words right out of my mouth lol
     

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