i had that problem on my older 17" powerbook g4. i never did anything about it and it silently drove me crazy for 2 years. my newer 15.4" macbook pro does not do that and it kind of makes me happier every time i shut it and the lid sits flush with the rest of the computer.when i close my MBP it fully closes on the right but not on the left...? what can i do... will MAC fix this... i got my MBP about 2 weeks ago (i just noticed it)
Bring the whole box and receipt, just in case of a full exchange. Post a pic of your mbp. Honestly, they all have a slight gap on one side because heat causes the case to bend slightly. If it's not too bad, then don't bother.what will i need to bring to the store... just the MBP or everything else that it came with too?
MBPs do not have a magnetic latch. I don't know what you're refering to here.In addition, the left-side latch would not engage without a firm press to the lid (unlike the right-side whose magnetic latch engaged smoothly with no pressure required).
The mbp case bends slightly because the laws of physics still have to be observed, even when the laptop costs $2000. As for moniter quality, that I can concede should not happen in a high-end notebook.In any case, I've read many other posts, here and at other venues, mentioning this same issue. In several instances there were responses claiming the "cosmetic" nature of this problem and that you "should just live with it". While perhaps some incidents of this issue are in fact trivial, I would have to disagree with such opinion. If I'm buying some $400 walmart piece-o-crap notebook then I might expect some minor issues: you generally get what you pay for. In the case of a MBP, I had purchased a premium priced notebook: high-end components and heavy on industrial design. When I open the box the lid should close properly.
Agreed. This should not be a concern when you've spent good money on a laptop. However, OP does not have a faulty latch like you did.Beyond aesthetics though, the combination of warped lid and faulty latch on my unit presented risk (IMHO) for further issues down the road. I'm rather mobile with my equipment and don't need the worry of lid latching properly and/or gap getting caught on my bag, etc...
Agreed. No point in worrying about it, that's what they're there for.If you're unhappy with a brand new unit and you purchased from a brick-and-mortar Apple Store, you should make an appointment and have them take a look. There was no hesitation as they offerred to replace my notebook.
or easier than that....is simply open the lid from the centre...so when its closed it would look balanced..its possibly caused by the way you may open your lid(generalising here), i.e with your left hand on the the left corner. I try to open mine with both hands on each side 1/3 way down.
I have a very slight lift in my lid, not really worth moaning about, or starting a thread about at that
Yes they do. How else can you explain the latching system? Do you think it is motorised? Or that your MBP has a brain and moves tiny wee arms out and grabs onto the holds beside the trackpad?MBPs do not have a magnetic latch. I don't know what you're refering to here.
nope, isightor easier than that....is simply open the lid from the centre...so when its closed it would look balanced..
I think he/she was refering to the way the Macbooks are held down magnetically not by latch rather than the way the arms are brought down by magnetism in the MBP'sYes they do. How else can you explain the latching system? Do you think it is motorised? Or that your MBP has a brain and moves tiny wee arms out and grabs onto the holds beside the trackpad?
Get a piece of metal and move it along the slits for the latch at the bottom of the trackpad and tell me it isn't magnetic.