MacBook Pro Early 2015 Rattle?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by domsodidavid, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. domsodidavid macrumors member

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    Long story short, this is my 3rd 2015 Retina MacBook Pro and it’s still rattling. My coworkers MacBooks rattle too, on YouTube a lot of MacBooks (almost all?) rattle… what’s this? Why there isn’t any news on it?






    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmL7KXCMfxU

    Rattttleeeee!
     
  2. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Open the bottom case an see what's up.
     
  3. domsodidavid thread starter macrumors member

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    It's the LCD panel. Apple replaced my screen 3x, and it's still rattling.
     
  4. j1104638 Suspended

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    Holy... the same on rMBP 15" mid-2015.

    For god's sake can they make a good machine anymore?
     
  5. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    Needs more glue!! ;)

    I think I'd be a little annoyed and concerned if mine rattled, but as long as the computer was performing like it should and nothing was making strange noises when I'm actually using it, I don't think it's something I'd take in for repair.
     
  6. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Are you still talking about this?

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/all-early-2015-macbook-pros-are-rattling.1935788/

    Because it isn't a real problem, it's something you and a few others have made up to nit-pick.

    Don't SHAKE your laptop, it won't rattle. It isn't designed to be flipped around like that. Set it on your desk, set it on your lap and proceed to USE it.
     
  7. j1104638 Suspended

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    Oh, "you're holding it wrong" all over again!
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Not at all. "You're holding it wrong" stemmed from the fact that you can and should be able to hold a phone however you want. Although I will say that the whole issue seemed to be overblown to me.

    Which situations do you normally shake a laptop(or any computer for that matter), where this would be an actual issue?
     
  9. j1104638 Suspended

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    I do not intentionally shake it but I do one-handedly carry it from place to place. It does rattle.
     
  10. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Mine has no such rattle. Since some already raised this thread back. I'll add my .02¢
     
  11. pat500000 macrumors 603

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    Not really, sadly to say, people will still buy them.
     
  12. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    And does that rattle actually cause a problem?
     
  13. j1104638, Jun 10, 2016
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    Yes. If anything is not fixed enough not to rattle, it will become more and more loose over time and will eventually fail. Considering Retina Display replacement costs ~750 USD I ****ing don't like it. Even if Apple replace it for free (how they do for the recent models ONLY after huge number of complaints and media coverage, NOT because they're thoughtful about their clients), this is like the minimum they must do. This has nothing to do with me being pleased, it might only have something to do with me not being too angry at Apple. When I have to change my plans in order to visit a service centre, when I have to live without my main laptop for several days, when I have to worry if they leave data untouched or not - this does cause a problem, yes.

    Not to mention others asking: have you heard this click? is your laptop broken? For machine that costs that much it's unacceptable.

    Also considering my Vaio 2009, MBA late 2011, MBP late 2011, rMBP late 2013, Lenovo 2014 do not rattle... Apple lowers the bar the deepest they can.

    P. S. Funny thing - this rMBP 15" mid-2015 also has semi-broken key - it stucks semi-pressed diagonally and clicks when you touch it. It still works however, just differs from other keys and clicks loudly. No problem, right? :p Laptop is 2 months old. Of course I will contact service centre and fix it (most likely for free). But damn... I already know the guys working there and they know me. This seems to be an unhealthy relationship between a premium-laptop-buyer and a premium-laptop-service-centre.
     
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  15. CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    So as long as your display looks ok and you don't need to constantly shake your laptop while using.. it's not an issue.
     
  16. j1104638, Jun 11, 2016
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    Ok, so it's an issue for everyone who uses laptop as a laptop. Because, well, you know, laptop is a mobile computer. And mobile computer is a computer that often changes its place. And changing its place is, you know, similar to "shaking".
     
  17. CE3, Jun 11, 2016
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    I understand this would be concerning when you don't know cause. It's a design quirk/flaw, and Apple should have found a way to better secure the display films (I don't hear them on mine). But now you know that you have 4 sheets of plastic underneath the LCD, and you might hear them tap against the enclosure when you're putting it in backpack, tilting from side to side, etc. It's not an issue that seems to affect performance or indicate future hardware problems, and certainly not worth going through multiple repairs and replacements over.
     
  18. j1104638, Jun 11, 2016
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    I don't agree with you. They have specific, quite precise form, they're not just some A4 rectangle sheets put there by accident. I've seen no video issues on MBP late 2011 for 2 years, I've seen no mura on rMBP late 2013 for 2.5 years but then these issues suddenly appeared, out of nowhere. Mark my word - this "tilt" will have consequences.

    There will be growing outrage. Once it reaches media in numbers Apple will start a replacement program. Those like you will praise Apple as a client oriented company based on this fact.

    And it becomes quite funny considering this is a recurring event going on for several years already with pretty much all of the latest Macs.
    And this is a one more problem. You definitely have issue, it's not that big to actually spend several days without laptop but it's big enough to annoy you every time you use the laptop.
     
  19. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Well your not going to get it replaced whining and moaning about it on here. If it bothers you so much take it to Apple and whine to them.
    Just because many of us don't see it as an issue, because we don't shake our notebooks doesn't mean we are Apple apologists.
    Once again take it back to Apple and whine to them.
     
  20. j1104638 Suspended

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    @RadioGaGa1984

    I would take what is mine without whining. Thank you.

    Stop whining about whining. Once consequences hit you you'll be the first to whine. Thanks to those like us the way to free replacement will already be paved.
     
  21. T5BRICK, Jun 13, 2016
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    The rattle doesn't affect functionality at all. In fact, under NORMAL usage conditions most people would never notice it. SHAKING your laptop isn't normal and you're just looking for nits to pick.
     
  22. j1104638, Jun 13, 2016
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    As explained previously, under NORMAL usage conditions laptop is being moved and people would notice it - see this thread, YouTube videos and all other forums. SHAKING your laptop is constructively what every laptop is meant to be subjected to.
     
  23. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    My original late 2012 13" rMBP developed a rattle after about a year of use. After extensive research, I read that there was an issue with heat causing the glue holding the batteries down to fail. I think the rattle is the battery packs shifting.

    Needless to say, the entire machine was tainted for me and I sold it within a few weeks. Hopefully that issue is resolved with the new models on the way.
     
  24. sstyle, Aug 2, 2016
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    I have the same issue



    Something inside the display
     
  25. oGu macrumors member

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    Same issue here. I located the sound coming from inside the display.
     

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