mbp screw issue

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  1. bearcats087 macrumors member

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    i recently upgraded my ram and when i went to screw the screws back in the 2 on the left side under the trackpad wont go back in all the way..does anyone have any advice?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    did you put the longer screws back where they came from?
     
  3. bearcats087 thread starter macrumors member

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    no those screws went in fine there are just the ones on the bottom that dont lay flush like the rest
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    your certain they are the short screws that are not flush? only other thing i can think of is you didnt go in on the same angle they came out
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    They do kind of go in at an off angle. You might try removing and reinsert at a little bit of an angle toward the outside of the case.
     
  6. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    I know what you're talking about. For some reason, the screw on the side, in the middle, is aligned so perfectly that it gives many users a hard time putting it in.

    Personally, when I installed more RAM in mine, I left it sticking out a bit, but I'll get around to fixing it eventually.
     
  7. motoracer1486 macrumors 6502a

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  8. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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    This. If you put them in at the correct angle, they'll screw in flush.
     
  9. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Another thing to consider (a tip learned from working on the Olympus scopes and micro-min stuff for years), don't fully seat the screws until all screws have been installed. Kind of the same thought behind not fully tightening the lug nuts on your wheels until they are all seated. Sometimes if you seat some first before putting the others in the excess torque on one side can cause the other screws not to fully seat. Try backing off the other screws and see of the top moves slightly to allow for a full seating of the screws.
     
  10. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Good to hear; I'll try to do that later tonight.
     

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