loose element inside rMBP13"

prism

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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
 

numberfour

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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
 

Max(IT)

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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
Im writing this from my 2015 13" and I can't reproduce the issue.
 

prism

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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.
 

T5BRICK

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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.
 

prism

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

maflynn

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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.
 

Max(IT)

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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.
I wouldn't open a 2015 MBP, since it isn't supposed to be user serviceable and it still is covered by Apple Care.
 

maflynn

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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.
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.
 

prism

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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."
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.
 

Mike in Kansas

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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.
 

prism

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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.
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...