Just swapped hard drives in MBP, have small gap between top panel and base now

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ender17, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Ender17 macrumors regular

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    Just got through doing a hard drive swap in my MBP, and I had a hell of a time getting the 5 snaps along the front back in. Still looks like there is a small gap on the left side where the hard drive is, but there aren't any snaps there.

    What do you guys think?

    Gap 01
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    Gap 02
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    Pressing down makes it go away
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    View from the side - looks good
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    From afar
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  2. skedealz macrumors member

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    yeah i swapped mine also and after screwing it back together, i noticed a gap too. so what i just did was disassemble it again and then i snapped the front part first, completely and that worked. just try to snap the bottom front first
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    On the left front there are small silver clips on the top case, that slide under the bottom case when closing.
     
  4. Ender17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    well I thought I did that, but my attention was focused on the right side above the disc drive because that's where I was having trouble

    I'll probably take it back apart in a few days when I get some free time. It's not that bad since you don't have to mess with removing the ribbon cables.
     
  5. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I just swapped the drive again this weekend and noticed the same thing. I chose to just let it go.
     
  6. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    I had the same thing, only by the latch, I took it back apart and set the front edge in first and then worked it down towards the screen. Once I was done the gap was gone.
     
  7. Ender17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. I've got another question. The DVD drive makes a crunching noise when I insert and eject a disc, is this normal? It reads just fine and is pretty quite when in operation. Just worried I might have messed it up when I was pressing down on that area to get the clips back in.

    Here is a quick video of it. Don't know why it sounds like I'm in a wind tunnel.

    http://www.filedropper.com/mvi6786agk
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I just look the top case off and rescrewed it down.

    Yes it's always been like this.
     

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