I hate macbooks casing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by turnstylez18, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. turnstylez18 macrumors regular

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    awhile ago i noticed the casing where the left plamrest cover and the base was not properly aligned...and when you press it would squeak abit...

    now it has gotten worse...dont know how..whenever i put pressure on the side i can feel the plastic casing moving in a fair bit, like its not snug...

    i knwo its not the overtighenting of the screws because the upper casing would be misaligned and poping up...in this case..you can said its popping sideways from the upper cover...

    i dont have pictures since i dont have digital cam...

    also i have an incase sleeve and put it in my bag that has a laptop compartment...the side that squeaks is always the side that is touching the floor or bottom the bag since it has to be put in sideways...

    i know applecare wont do anything..so should i just let it be..i dont want it to get worse
     
  2. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    You live in Toronto and there are a few Apple stores around, so why not take a stroll in and see if they can help you?
     
  3. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    also do u think it could be the screw? since that is the main area where it seems like its popping out...

    its not the corner screw its the screw 25% in from the left corner...

    will it even do anything if i try tightening it? or will i mess it up even more?

    will an apple store even try screwing it in?
     
  4. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Yes they will take a look and see if it's an easy fix. If it's more involved, they'll have a tech work on it in-house.
     
  5. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i really dont want them to send it out if they do anything...i need it for school....

    just say the problem gets worst..and there are more casing issues (such as cracking, warps etc.) ...does apple ever fix this issues?
     
  6. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    I'm fairly certain the offending screw does little to nothing. On my old BlackBook, that place was always a little "flimsy" compared to the rest. I never really bothered with it, it just seemed like it wasn't a problem.
     
  7. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i hope its doesnt get even worse...since it did get a little worse in my situation...

    i know its not a big deal now...but im just scared ill run into something im not gonna like
     
  8. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    The left hand side of my MB's casing squeeks a bit when you push it in as well.......:eek:
     
  9. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    Solution: Don't forcefully push in the case. Mystery solved.

    (My MacBook has the same thing. It's not a problem. Look at other laptops and you will realize that this is a negligible "issue".)
     
  10. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    good point...that helps me...
    but i keep pressing the casing for some reason...hoping it wont go away..haha but never does...
    this wont harm it right?
     
  11. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

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    I do it too. :) It probably won't harm it, but I can't imagine it's a good idea.
     
  12. jbstew32 macrumors regular

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    yeah mine does this too, right beside the headphone jack
     
  13. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ohh man..what a relief...
    i know im overreacting..

    but when you pay a lot of money, which you dont have a lot of, for something you want the best out of it...
     
  14. Treyish macrumors newbie

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    I had this exact same issue as you, and I too used an incase sleeve. I brought my macbook pro into a AASP and they replaced the entire top portion of that case for me, and now the problem is gone. Should be a manufacturer defect as i had only received the MBP last month and have been using a wireless keyboard and not the built in keyboard.

    Treyish
     
  15. turnstylez18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ill get mine checked out at an apple store when i have time...maybe summer time since im extrememly busy with school and work....

    but its not a big deal now...i can live with it...
     

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