Macbook Battery Doesn't fit well

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  1. GavinTing macrumors 6502

    GavinTing

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    This has been bugging me for awhile...

    Does anyone else have a problem where the macbook battery doesnt fit flush at the bottom of the macbook? As in it kinda pop out abit?
     
  2. MrRadich macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I have the same problem, it pops out a bit towards the front of the macbook.

    Its no big problem but still, at that price.
     
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    You may want to check to see if the Ram Door (L-bracket) is in properly. Sometimes the foam padding on the backside of the door is pinched over the top of the door and it needs to be tucked behind it. This would cause your battery to not fit well inside the battery compartment.
    If so, loosen the screws with a #0 Phillips screwdriver and tuck the padding down (I use a playing card for this) and then tighten the screws back up.

    If you don't feel comfortable doing this, I'm sure that you may get it done at the Genius Bar.

    Hope this helps -GDF
     
  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    yep,apple sent me a replacment macbook because of it :)
     
  5. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Mine pops out a tiny - very tiny bit. But, it's nothing I noticed until reading this post :)
     
  6. GavinTing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No genius bar over here.. And the evil guys at the reseller are.. well, evil.

    I'll try this out. Thanks
     
  7. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Youbetcha
     
  8. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    FOR SERIOUS??? How many times did you have to email El Jobso to get that worked out?
     
  9. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything." -Dr. Emmett L. Brown
     
  10. DMC-12 macrumors 6502

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    I guess I just wasn't thinking fourth-dimensionally...
     
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  12. GavinTing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, i got mine replaced the first time due to the hinge problem.. But the time i replaced it, I was told to check properly.. Sadly, my thorough checking didnt include the battery door =(
     
  13. Newton63 macrumors newbie

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    Battery Cover

    it has nothing to do with an L-bracket; Obviously by the number of posts with the similar problem, it's a design issue. You'd think for all the work they put into the Unibody and what we paid for it, they'd put more thought into a battery door that doesn't sit flush. Not cool but I'm ignoring it best I can. The trackpad is so fine I don't notice it
     
  14. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    There has been a lot of this year old thread bumping recently.. Guys can we please read the dates on threads before posting...
     
  15. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Apparently this guy had a unibody in jan of 08
     
  16. Newton63 macrumors newbie

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    Battery Cover

    Actually I purchased it as a refurb in July of this year. Is there a known issue with that part number?
     
  17. Newton63 macrumors newbie

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    Battery Cover

    Sorry to stir up an old post but it's relevant to my issue and I felt that some of the questions needed a response.
     
  18. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    They are talking about a battery, not a cover. There is a vast difference between the two.
     
  19. clancemasterj macrumors regular

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    I bought a macbook pro battery on ebay for 40 bucks. Turns out it was a china knockoff but you get what you pay for… The relevant part of my story is that this battery doesn't fit flush with my macbook and sticks out a bit. Though the battery works just as good as one from apple… This is probably not the case with the OPs problem but I thought it was interesting…

    Wow… sorry old thread… Anyway No use opening a new thread for this… :)
     

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