MBP chassis problem

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  1. AMG macrumors newbie

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    Hi All: First time to post but long time viewer.

    I just bought my MBP and I have noticed unevenness once the monitor is closed. The photos below show that the left side is a little higher than the right side.

    MY MBP

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    MBP shown at apple.com

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    So my question is, should I go back to the store and ask for an exchange?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you are unhappy, take it back and see what they will do for you.
    There is no guarantee they will replace

    Most MBPs have some slight unevenness due to the material and the size
    For some, this is a huge issue, while for others it is not noticed at all

    If you search this forum you will find this issue discussed multiple times.

    Good luck!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    your laptop is fine. none of these mbp seem to come out completely right. As long as its opening w/ ease then there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
     
  4. glassmen07 macrumors member

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    Yeah you're fine mine does the same thing. The MBPs have those latches in the middle so the ends tend to not be completely shut as oppose to the Macbooks and Macbook Airs, because they are sealed by a magnet the whole way around.
     
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Not quite true. Yes, the case uses magnets instead of latches but not "the whole way round".

    I think the OP is lucky, to only have a slight buckling of the top.
    Some users I've seen have a somewhat warped lower case!
     
  6. a4abt macrumors regular

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    My MBP has the same gap on the left side. Nothing too bothering to me, but if it bothers you, take it to your local Apple Store and see what they'll tell you, maybe you'll get a replacement.

    (Nice TV btw!! :p )
     
  7. steve31 macrumors 6502a

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    Most of them are like that. I have had 3 in the past 2 years and all were like that.
     
  8. Verdanice macrumors regular

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    My MBP was like that on both sides. I just had it replaced today, I haven't looked at the new one closed yet - I wouldn't be surprised to find it's the same, although I've noticed that on this model (I had an SR, this is a Penryn) the hinge seems to be tighter - that might have some affect on the tightness of it and shows that some work was put in other than the internals, trackpad, and keyboard.
     
  9. TheJayWay macrumors member

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    mine is worse than the OP's, but I don't care, It works fine, if a little warm. I've put more scratches and dents into this thing than I care to admit, so a little bit of a wonky lid when its closed isn't too much of a concern. In 6 months you won't notice it.
     
  10. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    I will post a picture of mine as soon as possible. I am sure you will start sleeping happier.

    thistle
     
  11. glassmen07 macrumors member

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    Yeah I should have been more specific. That is one thing I like about them is the seal on the front of it.
     
  12. PuppyLuv macrumors member

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    I seem to recall reading somewhere that all the computers on Apple's site are just renderings, not sure if that's correct, but if so they'd obviously make it perfect and maybe slightly different from the real thing.
     
  13. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Exchange away but be forewarned that if everything works, no dead pixels, no speaker problems and the unit is otherwise normal, you may get one that sits flatter but has other issues.

    That said, having had two MBP's, yours looks perfectly within design tolerances and not a real problem.
     
  14. bigp9998 macrumors regular

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    I don't think it would be worth it to exchange as that is a fairly common occurrence with the MBPs. Mine was the same when I bought it and I just dealt with it. It shouldn't get any worse, really (at least mine didn't).
     
  15. johnsy macrumors 6502

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    Lately there are a lot of worry full posts. I suggest you praying, just like some folks did at some USA gas station, trying to convince god to give them cheaper gas. I would suggest taking a hammer and slamming that thing with quick wrist motion. Should be OK after that, if not, just repeat procedure. :D:D:D:D
     
  16. AMG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for the comments. I have decided to keep my MBP since I have not seen any of the issues reported in this forum.
    :)
     
  17. ilifecomputer macrumors 6502

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    Good call. Getting other problems seems a lot worse. I have bottom case warping and decided to keep because of the fear of dead pixels.
     
  18. LeahM macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is warped a bit but I never noticed until I read these forums :) Ahh well. I still love her.
     
  19. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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    Mine was warped like that when I got it back from repair - only MUCH more noticeable. It didn't bother me though since I rarely had it closed anyway :)
     
  20. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Eventually, it'll happen to a so-called Perfect machine, the warping is cause by the material itself. Get yourself a WristMatt, will kinda force the lid to close more evenly... It'll making long haul typing a breaze too!

    Mines slightly warped too!!
    I don't really care much for it, so long as the system works flawlessly,
    after all that's more important, isn't it?
     
  21. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    dont i have a big thread about this here?
    anyway yes, you should demand a new one without any defects!
     
  22. AMG thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you know a particular brand? Thanks
     

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