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Fishrrman

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I don't have a MBP 16" so I can't answer with absolute knowledge, but...

... when open, is there a slightly flexible rubberized "lip" around the edge of the lid?
Perhaps that's what you're "compressing" in the video above.
 

chengengaun

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I think that is normal and seems within normal limits. Just pressed the lid of my MBP 16" and it does the same. It's just the rubber gasket preventing the screen from scratching against the keyboard.
 
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SiddharthJadav

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I think that is normal and seems within normal limits. Just pressed the lid of my MBP 16" and it does the same. It's just the rubber gasket preventing the screen from scratching against the keyboard.

I had the same issue with my older MacBook Air 2014 as well. I read that it is common in unibody laptops. Just so you know, the rubber gasket is not exactly touching the base. There's a gap of about half a millimetre.
 

Hieveryone

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To my eye it looks normal...but I'm using a 15" 2019 base model so I don't know about the 16's

But yeah, to me it looks OK
 

hollandog

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Mar 13, 2014
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My 2019 stays closed perfectly. It could be the early sign of battery swelling. Take a ruler and see if the bottom plate is even.
 

Sedulous

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My 16” does not have that but it is common. Sometimes the aluminum warps a tiny bit. I remember my old 17” had that same gap. It was harmless in my experience. It is not the battery swelling (will first push out the bottom case).
 

SiddharthJadav

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My 16” does not have that but it is common. Sometimes the aluminum warps a tiny bit. I remember my old 17” had that same gap. It was harmless in my experience. It is not the battery swelling (will first push out the bottom case).

Do I need to replace it? I doesn't bug me but just expressing my concern and I can live with that. Also does it get worse overtime? I do have AC+.
 

jerryk

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Seems pretty normal to me. My 16" is slightly tighter, but not by much. And it also flexes a bit. Do you have anything like a web cam cover or a keyboard overlay?
 

Sedulous

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Do I need to replace it? I doesn't bug me but just expressing my concern and I can live with that. Also does it get worse overtime? I do have AC+.
Mine never changed and remains the same to this day. It bothered me a lot but stopped caring about it over time. I would report it to Apple anyway. If you did ask for a replacement, it too may have a slightly warped lid and may be a refurb.
 
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SiddharthJadav

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Mine never changed and remains the same to this day. It bothered me a lot but stopped caring about it over time. I would report it to Apple anyway. If you did ask for a replacement, it too may have a slightly warped lid and may be a refurb.
I see. So even I bothered to get a replacement, there's no guarantee that the replacement will be perfect? I still have a few days to replace though. I don't want to give up this unit as it gave me zero issues.
 
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Sedulous

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I see. So even I bothered to get a replacement, there's no guarantee that the replacement will be perfect? I still have a few days to replace though. I don't want to give up this unit as it gave me zero issues.
Both my 2017 15” and 16” are perfect. I have no idea how common the warping might be. I would have assumed the warping of my old 17” was a manufacturing quirk that Apple had solved in the many years since those early unibody models were released. If it is of concern, report it. If it bothers you, I’d swap it.
 
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vAronized

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May 19, 2012
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Hi guys,

Just found this thread and recently saw an uneven lid on my MBP 2020. Its just on one side and I really dont know where this might come from. Maybe it was delivered like this? Can‘t tell...

I checked my girlfriends MBP 2020 and her 2019 from her working place, all good and even.

I dont think it‘s serious. But it was kinda expensive and I want it to last. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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hollandog

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Mar 13, 2014
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Since it's under warranty I would take it to Apple Store and get it fixed.

Hi guys,

Just found this thread and recently saw an uneven lid on my MBP 2020. Its just on one side and I really dont know where this might come from. Maybe it was delivered like this? Can‘t tell...

I checked my girlfriends MBP 2020 and her 2019 from her working place, all good and even.

I dont think it‘s serious. But it was kinda expensive and I want it to last. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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