MBP Lid Issues

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  1. macman7002 macrumors regular

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    Hello! Sorry if this has already been posted, I couldn't find a posting about this.
    I currently own a 2.4GHz MacBook Pro, purchased it about a week ago, and when I took it out of the box, the lid was warped, well about a week later (today) the warping has pretty much tripled since last Friday, and I am taking it back to the Apple Store for a replacement or refund.
    My question is this, well actually a couple questions:
    1. How common is the warping issue?
    2. If a MBP is not warped when taken of the box for the first time, how long does it usually take for it to start warping?
    3. Does the change of temperatures effect the warping, as the MacBook Pro is made with aluminum and metal expands and contracts with heating and cooling?

    I am thinking I will just get it replaced, but I am also thinking of getting an iMac, something that won't warp. If you have any reasons to convince me to stay with the MacBook Pro, or go to the iMac, please tell me as I have until Sunday to decide. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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  3. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Warping is very common...Mine has gotten better over time though, not worse.
     
  4. macman7002 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup, I do have a picture but it is from Friday, my warping is like tripled now.[​IMG]
     

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  5. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    that doesn't look much different from almost every other mbp I've seen (usually the gap is on the left tho)
     
  6. Fontenette Yo! macrumors regular

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  7. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    Your lid is the best I have ever seen. You should come and see mine...

    thistle
     
  8. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I wouldn't worry about THAT, your MBP looks fine...

    I think this has a lot to do with the latches being only in the center...
     
  9. Effortless macrumors member

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    Yup, that looks damn near perfect to me!!

    Mine is far, far worse, but you know what?? It doesn't worry me. The latches for the lid are right near the centre of the lid, where in engineering terms they might have been better placed.

    Effortless.
     
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  11. ilifecomputer macrumors 6502

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    I agree. That lid looks better than most MBPs i have ever seen. I'd feel like i got a good one in that case =) Also if your screen is dead/stuck pixel free with good backlighting and color I would seriously reconsider wanting to take it back.:D
     
  12. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If that lid bothers you, get a refund... not a replacement
    If you replace it, you will not be happy with ANY that you get

    Maybe a MBP is not for you :eek:

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  13. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    What the Dawg said. I've had a few and what your showing is nothing. You won't be happy with another.
     
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  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Looks far better than my PowerBook looked 4 weeks in. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Looks okay to me, and for the love of God use tIMG tags!
     
  17. macman7002 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The picture was from Friday the 20th, and the gap has tripled in size since that Friday, that is why I am a little worried with it, because the warping has grown quickly. And another thing, that was my first image post so I kinda didn't know how to do it, but I will do it the other way next time.
    Thanks for all the replies!
     
  18. lordthistle macrumors 6502

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    DO NOT open and close the lid by grabbing it on its right side, like you are doing. Grab it in the center or use both your hands.

    For a few weeks open and close it using its left side :)

    It's aluminum, it bends. It's not plastic.

    thistle
     
  19. macman7002 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do grab the center to open it, I always have done that even on my old iBook G3, but thanks anyway.
     

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