OK, is this just total OCD?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Vikinguy, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Vikinguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    Bought a new macbook last week. It's wonderful. I love it. BUT, I was looking at the hinge and noticed that the space between the bottom of the top is a slightly bigger gap than the space on the left (while open). When it closes I find the engineering to be amazing because the top and the bottom come SO close to scraping there....but it comes REALLY close on my left side.

    Is this something you guys would show a genius? Or would you let it go?
  2. Vulcan macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If it isn't actually scraping it, leave it go.
  3. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007

    No, it is not scraping that I can tell. It's kind of difficult to hold your ear to the corner of the notebook while opening and closing it over and over again to hear if its scraping.

  4. archi17 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    OMG yes that is total OCD. Just keep the Macbook and enjoy it and stop trying to find faults with it. Enjoy it and stop worrying. You should be happy you have one.
  5. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007

    Thanks man, this feels better. I'm an idiot.
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Yep. You're over the top....

    (I'm in the same boat and understand where you are coming from)
  7. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007

    It's tough man. Totally want it to be perfect.

    What a great laptop.
  8. troublesomekila macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    thats how I felt when I noticed the rightside of my battery cover has a slightly bigger gap than the left but I dunno I ignored it and now I dont really care :)
  9. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007

    Yeah. I have 3 years of applecare...so....what the heck. Just enjoy...right?
  10. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Umm it's not what you have, it's what you do with it. Nothing is perfect, and Apple is no exception. They're closer than most ppl anyways, if it bothers you that much, go exchange it.
  11. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007

    If I took it in the guys at the mac store would probably laugh me out of there anyway. We're talking about a fraction of a millimeter here.
  12. sangosimo Guest


    Sep 11, 2008
    please take it in. I would love to pick up a refurb that has the gap as its only issue.
  13. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007

    lol...you live in NC?
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Wait until you find out that one of your ears is higher than the other, and it is bad enough for us to notice it from here. :p
  15. imapfsr macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Victoria, B.C.
    Apple just replaced my previous model Pro due to the faulty graphics card with the late 08 Pro. It is a beaut but I found it big and heavy. After checking out the MB at Future Shop I was sold. I found a local Apple dealer that exchanged my two week old late 08 Pro for a 2.4 with 320g upgrade and 4g ram. Wow, it is sexy. The size and weight are perfect....Airish but with functionability and just a pleasure to use. Some may think I am crazy but......and I tried to find flaws but couldnt. Seems I got a gooder.
  16. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    Definitely OCD. Really, just relax unless something serious goes wrong.
  17. JLatte macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2005
    San Diego
    I would definitely say OCD. Don't worry, I have some pretty nasty OCD also and probably would have noticed the same thing but I would never take it back to an Apple store, if it works great with no other problems then love the thing!
  18. Vikinguy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
    I'm about 90% over it. This thing is so fast....god I love it.

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