MacBook pro bottom seems loose after relaxing ram

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  1. MacBookPr0, May 9, 2011
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    MacBookPr0 macrumors regular

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    I upgrade the ram in my 2010 17 inch MacBook pro and now the bottom seems kinda loose, like when I pick it up in the middle it seems to flex
    In a little. I checked and all the screws are tight. What is causing this, how can I fix it, and can this damage the computer. Thanks ahead of time for any help
     
  2. gr8tfly, May 9, 2011
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    There are clips on the underside of the bottom which must engage with those on the frame. Two run laterally down the midline of the bottom (long way), and two along the sides (towards the back). I'd suggest loosening the screws, then, making sure they're aligned (it's hard not to), then press down on the bottom cover along the midline. You should feel them engage. Then retighten the screws.

    I'm looking at the service guide for the previous year unibody, but I'd bet they are the same.

    I'll post back if yours is different (have to go fetch the 2010 manual).

    Edit: There are only three clips on the 2010. There's only one side clip, along the left side (looking at bottom towards the rear).
     
  3. pedalpwr macrumors newbie

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    I've been experiencing the same issue on my 2011 17" MBP. When I first noticed it, I was hearing some disturbing (a la crepitus/bone on bone-type) sounds coming from the 'compressed' area.

    So when opening the MBP, we don't void the warranty or anything? If so, I'm digging in shortly.

    Cheers!
     
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  5. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    This happened to me too on my previous MBP. I never solved the issue :(

    It makes me afraid to upgrade parts
     
  6. pedalpwr macrumors newbie

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    OK - thanks for the info GG. When I get a chance to turn it off, I'll open 'r up!
     
  7. MacBookPr0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah gr8tfly's advice solved it perfectly thanks
     
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  9. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Glad that took care of it. Enjoy!
     
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