Lid misalignment

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  1. zorahk macrumors 6502

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    My lid on my Mbp in my sig is misaligned by like 1/8th mm. Does anyone else have this? Can I open it and fix it? How would I do that?
     
  2. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    Can you post a picture? I'm curious to see what it looks like.
     
  3. zorahk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not at home right now but it just overhangs slightly on the left and underhangs slightly on the right.

    You can feel t by carressing your fingers along the side.
    Can you remove the screen without removing the mobo?
     
  4. zorahk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bump + pics

    Wondering if this is within the realm of normal or something I should fix.

    Also, is it something that I can fix if I open up the system, as I have a tool set for laptops such as the macbook pro to work with here.
     

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  5. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Oh the horror! :eek:

    Try doing some search, you will find your answer within seconds
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    1/8 mm is really nothing; it when it's 2 mm that you have to worry.
     
  7. zorahk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I get your point, but search what? I've tried searching alignment...
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Try using MRoogle instead of the standard search feature, and search for "MBP lid"

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  9. zorahk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well he said:
    and using mroogle I did not find much on unibody mbp's lids so I am wondering what search term he is using
     
  10. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    how do you manage to check your e-mail on that horribly disfigured monstrosity you call a laptop?
     
  11. zorahk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the help
     
  12. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    How do you manage to conduct such useful suggestions?
     
  13. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    I really wouldn't worry about it. I think all MBPs have at least small issues with not closing entirely flush. Just use your computer and take it place to place and you'll either stop notching it, or it'll actually flatten out.

    I used to be concerned with my system when I first bought it last July since it seemed misaligned, but after I've used it pretty heavily, I don't even notice that issue anymore. It doesn't affect function in any way, so just use your system and it'll go away.

    The reason why a lot of people are posting sarcastically is because in the past a lot of unreasonable people have complained about lid misalignment; I think this one guy asked for 4 replacements or something because of something tiny like that.

    Anyway, don't worry about minor things like that. Just use your computer!
     
  14. OpenThirdeye macrumors member

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    I couldn't agree more with this post! The tiny lid misalignment isn't a huge deal. The more you use your MBP, the less concerned you'll be with the small things like that.

    Everybody goes through the "My Apple is a Work of Art" stage and they're almost afraid to touch the thing because they want to keep it pristine. All things wear over time... Just enjoy your MBP!
     

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