MBP 2015 not flat on surface (wobbly)

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  1. Calby, Feb 25, 2017
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    Calby macrumors 6502

    Calby

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    Hi,
    First off, DAMN! I have replaced 3 MBP 2016 because of many different issues.
    So well, I did decide to buy the MacBook Pro Mid 2015 15" 16GB of ram 4 core i7 CPU instead.

    I was so happy and then when I did unbox the MBP 2015 I did notice that it's not standing flat on surfaces.
    I have tried it on many tables etc. and it's more or less wobbly, it do seem like the defect part is the bottom left corner.
    If I put some force on the bottom left corner and the right top corner it do get good for a little time, but when I have been closing the lid and then open the lid again after some time the issue is the same.
    If I take a A4 paper and trying to make it go under the rubber feet the paper can go under the bottom left feet I can feel the feet touching the paper but it can go under. The paper can't go under the rest of the feets.
    I can't have more then one A4 paper so it's not off by much, it's just a little.
    If I have the lid closed the paper can do under the left bottom feet and the right top feet. Also I can wobble the MBP more when the lid is closed.

    So, can I bee lucky that this is just the bottom plate that are not assembled right during the manufacturing process and that the AASP just need to unscrew it and then screw it back, or do they need to replace the hole computer?

    So I guess that I need to visit a AASP, I rather not, I do have warranty as I did purchase it today - but I don't want to bee without a computer.
    I guess that it's not a good idea to unscrew the bottom plate by my self either as I'll loose the warranty.

    Any chance that this 'll fix it self?
    When I type on the keyboard I can't feel it, but I guessing that I should take it too a repair anyway because if it get's any followup issues I and I have not fixed this they maybe are blaming me for it due to this issue.
     
  2. Calby, Feb 25, 2017
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    Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

    Calby

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    When I have it "straight" as you should it wobbles but when I have it on the other side, the long side it don't wobble.
    When I change places on the desk it don't wobbles, when I have it on my kitchen and living room table it wobbles, when I have it on my counter it don't wobbles.

    Gah, how can I know if it's right or not?

    Woobles:
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    Don't wobble
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  3. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    If it wobbles where your last three didn't, it's probably crooked. I don't know how the feet work on that model, so I don't know if it needs adjustment or replacement.
     
  4. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

    Calby

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    My other three was 13" but even so it did not wobble, also I did now notice that I have a Coil Whine if I have the charger plugged in I can hear it when I'm scrolling Safari.
    DAMN THIS!

    Well but now I 'll get this to a repair centre (AASP) as I did get so nice price on this machine due to my issues with there others.
    And the store manager told me that he can't replace anymore for me don't know why.

    I got two week before I need it for school again so I'm just hoping that they have repair it until that, they should have done it anyway is my guess.
     
  5. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

    Calby

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    The other thees might not have been wobbles as it was small and this 15" is much bigger so it might show the uneven surface even more. But it's almost a little "loose" at the bottom left corner I can just take a grip and just feel how it's going up and down so it's not much but it is uneven, don't know if it's due to the bottom plate or not.
    Best thing is to leave it to repair I guess so the can take a look at it.
     
  6. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if one of the rubber feet on the bottom wasn't seated quite right? That might cause it to wobble some.
     
  7. Calby thread starter macrumors 6502

    Calby

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    I did replace it today, no issues just 4h driver but now I have a good computer.
    I almost started to cry when I opened it and I did see some yellow stuff in the corner of the screen, but a microfibres cotton did manage to wipe it of, my guess is that it was maybe some clue or something from the assemble from the screen it was in the down left a little on the rubber and a little on the screen, but it's gone now :)
     
  8. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    Glad you now have a unit that you are happy with and can enjoy!
     

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