Macbook Pro 13, Weird, Magnet?

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

  1. Jay1818182728 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    There is a magnet in the lower part of the case. That's how the lid stays shut.
     
  3. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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

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

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    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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