Popping sound from right palmrest

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  1. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    /rant on

    The other day while using my MBP, I heard a 'pop' sound as I lifted my palm off the palmrest. I could duplicate the sound by pushing on the middle of the right palmrest. Turns out it is coming from the battery compartment door!

    After it happened again, I determined it was when I had the slider door open and cool breeze was coming in. The cooler temps make metals contract and the fit wasn't so good apparently. Now I have a piece of thin cardboard sitting between the HD and the battery door to keep my sanity.

    $2k quality!

    /rant off
     
  2. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    Go into an Apple store, demonstrate the problem, and they will fix it for you. Simple as.
     
  3. sdsvtdriver thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not so simple as it doesn't always do it.

    Murphy's law states that your problem will not be present when taken in for repair. :(
     
  4. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    Make a video of it, showing the serial number of the computer and the problem. If things don't work out when you go to Apple, show that as proof. The least they can do is take it in the back for an in-depth look.
     

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