Late 2008 MBP - Is the Battery Lid supposed to slide up and down?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by orbitalpunk, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502

    orbitalpunk

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    After latching the battery cover, is it normal to be able to slide the cover up and down with your fingers. Its flush with the case, just slides up and down. is that normal? It moves about the thickness of a finger nail.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. KSpider macrumors regular

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    Multiple people are having this issue, if you bought at the apple store take it in to get it replaced...
     
  3. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

    duffyanneal

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    Don't take it back yet. It is a very simple fix. It took me 30 seconds to fix it. You can do one of two things. You can adjust the large panel position by loosening a few screws or the easy fix is to very slightly bend the four tabs that hook the access panel to the front lip of the notebook. Take a look at post #142 in the link below for pictures.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=584475&page=6
     
  4. orbitalpunk thread starter macrumors 6502

    orbitalpunk

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