Macbook Pro "Penryn" 15.4" 2.4Ghz Warp problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shawnstra, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Shawnstra macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Location:
    Singapore
    #1
    Ok here is the problem. There is some minor warping on my two month old Macbook Pro.

    The warping is mainly not on the lid as most cases are, it is between the plastic edging and the metal on the bottom part of the case. There are a few areas of concern. One is the metal bit above the superdrive. It does not seem to warp outwards, but instead, the metal above is warping upwards (the palm rest metal).

    Also, on the left side of the case, the metal and the plastic alignment is alright at the front, but gets progressively worse towards the back, the worse being the area just above the magsafe port.

    Another area is the trackpad. Either the armrest metal or the trackpad has a problem. The trackpad appears to dip right at the middle (symmetrical)
    The lid closes ok (there is a little bending, but very small and not noticable if you don't put your eye level just at the bottom)

    I know the problem is very minor, but I paid loads for this thing, and it will probably last me two more years. So. Do you think apple will change it for me? (I live in Singapore, only apple premium resalers here) The gap between the metal and the plastic at the worse, I am able to insert a phillips screwdriver between it. At the smallest affected parts, I can insert my fingernail into it.

    Also to add on, there is occasionally the problem of the blue tint, and over the past week, I've had unusually slow boot times (it happened to fix itself now, but is still slighty slower as before)

    Oh, and any chance I will get them new macbook pros they will release on tuesday. They have probably stock of the old ones, hopefully they have cleared those. :D

    Thanks loads :)

    Here are some images:

    [​IMG]

    On my MBP, the largest affected part is the size of the smallest part of that
     
  2. megamouse macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    #2
    my 12' PB had the same problem, that's why I just sold my Penryn and wait for the new ones on Tuesday.

    Hopefully the new design will sort things out.
     
  3. Shawnstra thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Location:
    Singapore
  4. WilliamG macrumors 604

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle
    #4
    What is that horizontal line beneath the latch mechanism?
     
  5. Shawnstra thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Location:
    Singapore
    #5
    That is not my image, I just pulled it off the web to give a rough idea. And I am also not sure what is that.
     
  6. noodle654 macrumors 68020

    noodle654

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Location:
    Never Ender
    #6
    I think that picture is a PowerBook, not a MBP. Probably the 12"
     
  7. megamouse macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    #7
    I used both eBay and online classified ;)

    btw the MBP was perfect but still.....
     
  8. Shawnstra thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Location:
    Singapore
    #8
    Do you think apple will help me repair it/replace for free?

    To add on, on the plastic edging, there are bits chipped off. I have never dropped this laptop or hit it before. But, they are so small that I need to shine a bright light to see it.
     
  9. Shawnstra thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Location:
    Singapore
    #9
    Sorry for bumping, but just to get a rough gauge, who has problems with warping and got a free exchange/repair within their warranty period? Thanks
     

Share This Page