Is this normal? MBP 13" retina early 2015

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  1. Calby, Jan 16, 2016
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    Hi,
    I have recently purchase a Macbook Pro 13" Retina early 2015.
    I did discover now that the lid is not in line with the body when the lid is closed and I wonder if this is normal?

    This is only in the back and in the front, at the sides the lid is in perfect line with the body.

    My english is not perfect, so let's hope that you 'll understand this:
    The lid is a little over the body-edge in the front and in the back the body-edge is "over" the lid edge.

    Picture of the back, here you can se what I mean.
    IMG_0419.jpg

    here is a picture of the front, it's not easy to see here.

    IMG_0421.jpg

    So my question is: is this normal or is my MBP broken?
    Are your MBP like this? Ofc you need to have the same model as I to know, as I guessing that it's a little different between the different models.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I can't really tell from the pictures but it looks like the alignment is only off by a little bit. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that's exactly the right word for it thanks. I could not find the word.
    The MBP is brand new, I got 14 days to replace it (DOA) in my shop, thank god for the swedish laws that protect the costumers almost to much.

    But, as you say it might not bee a issue it 'll take time to restore all of the data etc on the new one.
    But the rest, what do you think? I have uploaded some new pictures.

    here is some more pictures.
    Side question, what do you think about the "gap" between the lid and the body? Is it to much?
    The lid is not "flat" against the body, but it should might bee like that?
    I maybe is to much OCD about the computer, who knows :S but as I did need to replace 3 Asus as all of them did have issues I'm just worried about this one.
    I don't want to go over my 14 days replacement limit so I need to send it for replacement instead of getting a new one right over the disk.

    back:
    IMG_0422.jpg
    IMG_0424.jpg

    Front right:
    IMG_0426.jpg
    IMG_0427.jpg
    IMG_0428.jpg

    Front left side:
    IMG_0429.jpg
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Well, it obviously bothers you. If you can return it and get a replacement, go ahead.

    The display has a rubber spacer that causes it to sit up from the bottom case. It looks ok to me.
     
  5. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well it's 300 kilometer drive total for me to replace it.
    I got an other store from the same company 160 kilometers I maybe can replace it there instead as it's the same company.

    An other issue is if I need to repair it on the warranty in the future and apple thinks that I have broken it by my self because of this and then denied me the warranty repair.
     
  6. waquzy, Jan 16, 2016
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    I have the same exact model as you and mine looks the same as yours on the pictures I took IMG_0236.JPG IMG_0235.JPG

    PS: there is nothing wrong with my Macbook or yours, thats how they all are
     
  7. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, so you can also feel the edges of the lid in the front?
    And the edges from the body at the back?
    Not much but a little 1mm or so if you take your finger over it.

    It's not the glitch that I do mean it's the lid are not aligned with the body .
    But you also maybe did mean that?
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    To be honest I feel like my display is actually shifted back a little bit.

    I didn't notice it until you guys started posting pictures. I'm not going to notice it again because I use the computer when it's open and it works well.

    image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    So 3 with the same "issue" then I can assume that this is something normal.
    And if I replace the one I have now it's a very big chance that the new one have the same issue.
     
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    I'm going to say that the Macs we have are very likely well within the acceptable tolerances that Apple specs.
     
  11. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's good enough for me, the I know that it's nothing wrong with my mbp.

    Just a last quastion, so yours is like mine in the back you can feel the edge of the body.
    The lid is a sticking out over the edge in the front?
    Just a little like 1mm as at mine?
     
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    Mine may be the opposite actually. The lid is sticking out a tiny bit on the back and I can feel the edge on the front.

    I'd have to bring my calipers home from work to get an actual measurement, but mine isn't anywhere near 1mm...and from the pictures you've posted, neither is yours.
     
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    Ok, thanks.
    I do feel safe now, I'm guessing that it's normal and replacing it I'll not fix it as the most of the units have this "issue".
     
  14. waquzy macrumors regular

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    Yes, its off 1mm or so, I didn't even notice it before reading this topic. Im sure all the MacBooks are like this and its not an issue. Rest assured there is nothing wrong with it, no need to replace it
     
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    I have Mac book aluminum from 2009 with the same problem. I never replaced it and it is fully functional still today.

    It is not well aligned, probably by 0,5 mm.
     
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    Have to say that my Macbook, same model as the OP, has a poorer lid/base alignment than any of my previous laptops, but I can't see that it matters at all. If we were talking cm that would be gross, but the odd mm? Life's too short to worry.
     
  17. waquzy macrumors regular

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    Well said
     
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    Same model. If any variance, it just passed me by.

    Until I clicked this thread. Doh!
     
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