MBA 2013 Rattle ?

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  1. DJTaurus, Jun 3, 2014
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    DJTaurus macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    Today i noticed a rattling noise when i lay my hands on the metal area below the keyboard.... the noise comes from the metal area right of the trackpad... is that a reason to send it back and aks for a new one?.... the purchase was made from amazon and i am still on warranty.
     
  2. Unnak macrumors newbie

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    I have a very similar problem with my Macbook Pro w/Retina. I'm thinking of getting it repaired though, I payed for a premium product and I expect to have a premium experience. I suggest that you do the same.
     
  3. EdgardasB macrumors 6502a

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    Have same issue. Went to Apple service center and they said that it is design flaw and they can't repair.
     
  4. abta1 macrumors 6502

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    Rattling noise? Is the laptop moving? A rattling noise kind of implies something is moving and inside the laptop afaik it's only the fan.
     
  5. DJTaurus thread starter macrumors 65816

    DJTaurus

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    nothing moving inside.... just a clicky sound when you lay your hands on the metal surface (on the right of the trackpad).
     
  6. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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    It's either the keyboard (loose space key?) or trackpad mechanism. Shouldn't be that hard to pinpoint the source.
     
  7. yangchewren macrumors regular

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    There is a well documented fix on this... look up loctite. You can solve it with 4 bucks and a minimal amount of elbow grease.

    A warning of whats to come:

    And in the numerous threads you can find this fix in you will see a rough thread structure of whiners saying this: "Premium product: not going to use paper-mache/macaroni card method to solve this. Apple should fix it. I will break my hands just doing my own repair cos I'm a wuss and weakshit... etc"
     

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