OCD or legit issues with new MacBook pro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrdm, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. mrdm macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2010
    Here are my issues:

    1) high pitch whine from the HDD area *but* can really only hear it in a quiet room with my ear somewhat near the keyboard.

    2) magnetic latch for the lid that is very strong. Wonder if this will loosen over time?

    3) bottom plate not quite flush with the unibody. It is only off center by a small amount.

    Everything else is perfect on the machine. I'm still within the return window and considering swapping for another. On the other hand, I could get a machine with worse issues and feel like I should just enjoy this one.

    I know this comes down to a personal decision but am curious if there have been others with a similar experience swapping for minor issues to a machine with bigger problems?

    Any experiences f
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  3. whalebiologist macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    I'd say OCD.

    The HDD is always gonna make noise, it contains parts that move, very fast :D

    You're never going to find a 'perfect' macbook pro, you can always find the slightest imperfections, especially if you try really hard to find them. Just keep it man.
  4. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    1. HDD’s make noises, especially in quite rooms with your ear right up to the device
    2. Magnets don’t really lose strength
    3. By how much?
  5. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816


    Jul 13, 2009
  6. vant macrumors 65816

    Jul 1, 2009
    You can adjust the bottom plate by loosening all the screws and repositioning the plate if it bothers you that much.
  7. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    1) This is normal, unless it is VERY frequent. How often do you hear this.

    2) You'll get used to it, getting a new one certainly wont fix this problem

    3) Im not exactly sure what you mean here. Pic?
  8. kidwithdimples macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2007
    Just go and return your MBP and stick to a PC or something.
  9. BobbyCarbn macrumors regular


    Jun 21, 2009
    Just like my dad told me with my first car. If you don't like the noises it makes then turn up the music :)

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