loose element inside rMBP13"

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  1. prism macrumors 6502a

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    When I tilt my 2015 FT rMBP13 from side to side, I hear the sound of and feel the thump of something loose inside. It feels like a block of something somewhere around the middle, close to the hinge?
    Anyone else have this or, even better, know what it could be?

    TIA
     
  2. numberfour macrumors regular

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    Yes it seems to be on every 13" 2015, have been discussed in a few other threads ;) Not sure what it is though
     
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    can't hear anything on my 13" 2015 ....
     
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    Im writing this from my 2015 13" and I can't reproduce the issue.
     
  5. prism thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You need to shake it with the display open or closed and holding it from left / right edges. It seems to be coming from the display hinge but I could be wrong.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Why would you shake your open laptop?

    For the record, during normal usage mine doesn't "thump" or sound like anything is loose inside.
     
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    did that.
    Still nothing moving inside :confused:
     
  8. prism thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont shake the laptop, its just an observation im making...
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Open it up and see if there is anything loose. If you're not really jazzed up about that, take it into Apple for them to look at it.
     
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    I wouldn't open a 2015 MBP, since it isn't supposed to be user serviceable and it still is covered by Apple Care.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    If you have screw drivers to do it, why not. But then, I used to build, repair computers for a living, so I'm a little more at ease at taking computers apart.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    But you said right here: "You need to shake it with the display open or closed and holding it from left / right edges."

     
  13. prism thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Errr yeah, when I tilt my laptop that click sound occurs and I do tilt my laptop, for example when I stop using it and take it off the desk to put it in my laptop case or when I just have to carry it from one place to another (which can be with the screen open). Otherwise no, I dont shake it for the fun of it if that is what you are insinuating.
     
  14. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

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    I can do this on my 15" 2015 MBP and can confirm that I hear this sound with the display open or closed. It doesn't sound heavy, nor does it sound like it travels far. I don't need to shake it or do it very fast. If I hold the laptop out in front of me and just rotate it, the sounds occurs at about 75 degrees of rotation.
     
  15. prism thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats exactly it, its more like a click and you feel something moving inside. The fact that not everyone with a MBP seem to have this makes me think that there is something loose inside. I dont believe that it is anything serious but I would be curious to know what is causing this...
     

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