Gap on hinge 13" MBP

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  1. bigg13st macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Probably just me being anal about my £1000 purchase.

    On the 13" MBP, on the left part of the hinge there is a small gap, but none on the right hand side.

    Is this normal?

    Thanks!!
     

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  2. bigg13st thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone with a 13" non retina MBP care to look at theirs?
     
  3. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    You know what? After looking, mine has the exact same gap. I don't know if it's an issue, but I do know that the left side of the hinge is also loose and makes a clicking noise. I'm gonna take it to the Apple Store when I get a chance and see if they can tighten it.
     
  4. klover macrumors 6502a

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    Normal.

    I've seen this on many Macbook Air and Retina MBPs. There are some tolerances on both sides of the hinge which can be adjusted internally but it's not worth the trouble.
     
  5. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I can confirm the gap exists, however on mine it's the opposite side. May be an access point for techs?
     
  6. bigg13st thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502

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    DEM PIXELS BE HUGE. :eek:
    If there was no gap, the plastic would rub against the aluminum and it would be a bad day, it's there by design. :p
     
  8. bigg13st thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The other side is flush though..
     
  9. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502

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    I know, do you not however have the mechanical ability to understand the fact that if it were to be flush AT BOTH ENDS that it would rub against it. If there is a gap at one end and no gap at the other, it means that the end where there is no gap, the plastic is just touching, and not actually being pushed up against, as there is room for breathing on the other side. Ok?
     
  10. wabbit42 macrumors regular

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    Mine has the gap on the right side. Nothing to worry about, it's so the screen can be opened and closed easily and so it can be realigned if needed.
     
  11. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    You can actually slide the clutch cover back to the center - it moves from left to right quite easily ;).
     
  12. chrisrosemusic1 macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, that's the first thing I saw too xD
     
  13. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    I've got the exact same thing on my mid-2009 MBP. There's no gap at all on the right hand side!

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