IS this too big of a gap when closed?

mikeheenan

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Aug 8, 2007
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I just bought a 17" MBP this weekend and noticed a slightly bigger gap when closed than my old 15" MBP which I returned a few months ago. I'm pretty sure this is a nitpicky issue but I see this on the boards alot so its probably something I'll have to live with but just wanted to see if this gap is overly large or not.
 

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John01021988

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May 11, 2007
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little bit but is not that big of a deal. Overtime the gap will get smaller. Try putting two heavy books over ur MBP and leave it resting all night.
 

xUKHCx

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Jan 15, 2006
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little bit but is not that big of a deal. Overtime the gap will get smaller. Try putting two heavy books over ur MBP and leave it resting all night.
What :confused: That is something i'd never do or suggest, deliberately deforming the case so the screen is pressed tight down on the keys.:confused:
 

anirban

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Jan 9, 2007
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As others have said, the gap is normal.

I have a 15" MBP which also leaves gaps at the edges (about 1-2mm at the most).
 

Trepex

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Apr 5, 2007
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What :confused: That is something i'd never do or suggest, deliberately deforming the case so the screen is pressed tight down on the keys.:confused:
It's fine. Use the protective sheet on top of the keyboard if you're worried, but two 'reasonably weighted' books won't damage it. I left mine overnight with a book on either side, just heavy enough to push the sides flush. Did it with my PowerBook too.

In terms of it being normal though, yep!
 
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