MacBook Aluminum battery "bouncy"

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  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Somehow the battery of my MacBook does not fit properly and it makes a noise when I move the screen but sometimes it don't but the side where the battery is jumps a bit when I move the screen, I don't know how to describe it... Is there a fix to this? Does anyone have a similar problem with a MacBook Aluminum?
     
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I really can't even picture what your describing. I dont know how the battery can be moving when you move your screen. If thats the case, sounds like a serious problem.... Sorry I cant be of more help. Maybe if you try describing it again differently.
     
  3. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I checked the battery many times, it won't fit properly on one side. But everything works great.
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I understand the battery is not fitting properly as you said. I do NOT understand how moving your screen is causing the battery to move.
     
  5. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh sorry. :(

    I meant that when the lower part of the laptop hits my desk (e.g when I put it on the desk), the battery makes a sound like it is striking against the metal surface. Sorry I'm new to my laptop...
     
  6. cjro9 macrumors newbie

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    I believe you mean when you put your laptop down onto a surface you can hear the battery wiggling around inside the case?
     
  7. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Ok. So actually it has nothing to do with the screen..
    You can use some piece of foam (there is foam in your box the MacBook came in) to maybe put a 'spacer' in between the battery and cover. It should stop it from bouncing. Other than that you can take it to Apple.

    Im not sure if what your describing is the infamous "loose battery cover" but if it is there are solutions you can find by searching.
     
  8. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The foam that is attached to the lid of the box? And in any case I have to change the battery, does it modify the hard drive contents?
     
  9. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    yea that foam. Or even the piece that was in between the screen and keyboard (depending how much play you have)

    Changing the battery will not "modify" the hard drive in any way if thats what your asking.
     
  10. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    About the foam, place the entire foam under the laptop or under the battery lid?

    Or should I blame my desk.
     
  11. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    in between the lid and the battery man...
     
  12. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if it's the culprit but when you take the battery out, at the left side (while it's overturned and the lid off) there are pins on that with some holes (again I don't know how to describe it) and two screws. Maybe the screws are not tightened properly but I can't tighten it because my screwdriver wont fit.
     

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