Macbook Pro 13, Weird, Magnet?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jay1818182728, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jay1818182728 macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2012
    So I've got the 2013 retina 13inch MPB and i was just playing with a pin and dropped it and it stuck to my macbook pro, the bottom right and left of the palm rest basically acts like a magnet any metal i put near it it pulls in!? is this normal?
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    There is a magnet in the lower part of the case. That's how the lid stays shut.
  3. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    It's also what tells the computer its sleep time.
  4. Jay1818182728 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2012
    Yeah haha just worked that out now, did the same on the top of the screen! my bad :D
  5. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    The speakers are located at the left and right front corners, so the magnetism is probably from the speaker magnet. If there's a corresponding magnet on the lid, the right speaker magnet is also being used to hold the lid closed. Have you checked the left side? The iFixit tear-down shows nothing in the corners after the speakers are removed.

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