Just recieved alum macbook...1 concern

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  1. impakt1 macrumors member

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    I just recieved a alum macbook that i purchased from apple. It is refurbished and i was inspecting it when i took it out of the packaging. I noticed that the battery cover isn't completely flush with the rest of the body. I can press down on it and it becomes flush with the rest of the body of the macbook. Is this common or something i should be concerned about?
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    probably wont affect the performance of the battery, but if you hav an apple store near by go ask them what they think.
     
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  4. TheSandman2236 macrumors 6502

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    Agreed - its a symptom of all aluminum macbook's or pro's. It's the way it's designed after someone opens it.
     
  5. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    really? that seems kind of shady. why would they make them like that?
     
  6. mousouchop macrumors 6502a

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    The battery cover on my Macbook wasn't flush right out of the box. I just kinda flexed it a bit. Took a week or so of taking it off randomly and flexing it for a few minutes before I got it to a shape that made it fit flush enough for my liking. Now it is perfectly fine.
     
  7. TheSandman2236 macrumors 6502

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    It's just a small issue with the cover being so thin. It eventually fits all into place.


    Yea mines the same now too.
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    its funny that we care so much about this stuff. but its what apple gets for making their computers so pretty.
     
  9. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    ha yea there is that too. :rolleyes:
     
  10. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I've heard of people bending the "hooks" on the cover to make it pull in tighter, you could always give that a try instead of flexing the whole plate.
     
  11. keyofnight macrumors regular

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    I've seen Sony laptops that cost more than Apple's with crabbier build quality. I'm happy with what I can get at this point. (;
     
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    Does anyone know which way to bend the clips? I did a search on this previously and no one is too specific on how to actually do it. They just say to bend the clips towards the floor? but from which direction etc? Can anyone post pics? Thanks!
     
  13. james-thescalie macrumors member

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    From times where i have taken off the battery cover, it sometimes goes flush when i put it back on and close the clip or it doesnt. In which case I just give it a little push. Dont worry :p
     
  14. TheSandman2236 macrumors 6502

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    No don't. I wouldn't bother, I started a giant thread on this. There's no use, just bend the clips a bit and you'll be fine.:apple:
     
  15. TheSandman2236 macrumors 6502

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    Bend it towards the metal.
     
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