How much flex do you notice in your 13" Macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Adamantoise, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Adamantoise macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    So I had a 2010 Macbook Pro and I didn't notice any flex at all whatsoever, however, I bought a 2011 Macbook Pro a couple months back and I'm starting to notice some.

    It's around the top cover, basically if you press down against the lid it flexes some. I understand the screen is directly beneath the lid and I don't know if it should be 100% rigid or not.

    If it matters, I opened my Macbook Pro (back when I first got it) to install RAM and an HDD.

    Does anyone else notice some flex around their lid?
  2. Risasi macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2011
  3. szolr macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2011
    London, UK
    ^ Same.
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Aluminum will flex some if you apply pressure. The back of the screen is especially noticeable if you press somewhere close to the center, as there is nothing to support it.
  5. Adamantoise thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    Yes this is what I'm talking about.

    It's in the center of the lid, right on top of the Apple logo. You're saying this is normal then?
  6. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011

    You really have to push on it to give though. Any kind of normal use should yield zero flex.
  7. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

    May 12, 2010
    Prescott, AZ
    as stated before, if you apply a lot of pressure, you'll notice some. But hardly any, and not enough to affect the screen. I wouldn't worry about it.
  8. Risasi macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2011
    I don't get it, why the heck would anyone want to be torquing on their notebook lid with that much pressure and potentially break something?
  9. Adamantoise thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    I wasn't looking for it, I grabbed it and noticed that the lid flexed inwards a little, that's all.
  10. wankey macrumors 6502a

    Aug 24, 2005
    Absolutely normal buddy.
  11. aboutlawrence macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    flex of macbook pro


    Just came across this thread re. flex in structure of macbook pro. Recently I purchased a macbook pro retina and am wondering whether one might carry this around in an appropriate bag with a dedicated compartment for it, but with books in other parts of the bag. Although the computer would be well protected from scratches etc., the books might exert some pressure on its structure. Can this be the cause of potential damage (assuming albs weight of books)?



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