MacBook Pro (2010) not applying even pressure to all four feet.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vbman213, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Simple test: Take a piece of paper or an index card and slide the piece of paper under the left front foot. Ok, now slide it under the right front foot. I can notice a very obvious difference in the amount of resistance. Therefore, I can infer that my machine is not resting on all four feet with even pressure.

    Is this normal? The logic board, fans, battery, etc (i.e. all the heavy stuff is on the left side), which could be the reason why the machine applies more pressure to towards the left side than the right.
  2. Gurutech macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2006
    Well as long as it doesn't wobble significantly, don't bother to think about it.
    I wouldn't care that much unless it wobbles noticeably.

    FYI, at least my MBP 17" doesn't.
  3. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    Your 17" doesn't wobble?
  4. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    My 2011 13 inch pro never wobbled; although I went to walmart and got some tiny silicon feet to put under it to raise it up a bit.
  5. Gurutech macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2006
    Nope. Mine never wobbles.
    I think the weight also contributes somewhat.
  6. skiltrip macrumors 68030

    May 6, 2010
    New York
    Your table/desk surface could always have imperfections as well. Not saying its one or the other, just something to consider.

    My 15" doesn't wobble, for the record.
  7. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    The only way mine wobbles is if I grab the screen and kinda cause it to spring back and forth (without actually adjusting the position of the screen). It is kinda "springy" I can hear the front right foot bounce up and down on the table.

    However, during normal usage, all four feet do touch the surface.
  8. sehnsucht77 macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2008
    try this: sit on your laptop. that should straighten it out. for serious.

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