Problem? Rubber Gasket Indentation

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  1. silverbeast macrumors newbie

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    Hello MacRumors,

    I have a 2012 13 inch retina MacBook pro with a bit of an "issue." After about 3 months of use, I noticed the rubber gasket at the bottom right around the display is indented. Just now I noticed the gasket made a large click while I closed it (gently of course). I looked closely and I noticed the rubber is being pressed back (indented). I attached an image. Let me know if it is not visible. uploadfromtaptalk1373874466210.jpg
     
  2. andeify macrumors 6502

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    Take it to an Apple store, see what they say, the will probably fix it somehow. doesnt look good
     
  3. nickandre21 macrumors 6502a

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    first of all they would verify if its physical damage. They may tell you that its not affecting anything but then again your display inners can get contaminated. Just hope you go to a good store with a good mooded genius. It could also be your hinge that has acted up and caused they issue only the store will be able to tell you.
    On one of my previous macbooks my hinge felt weird and the display would not line up properly with the case on closing it wasn't noticeable unless you know its there, i had given it for service to fix another issue and ended up with a new display without even telling them that there was an issue.
     
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    I bet the folks at the genius bar think apple people are the pickiest people ever. Not that I wouldn't go in for this though :D
     
  6. macNwindow macrumors member

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    it's normal, i got it too.

    ps. its behind everything and you'll never see it unless you are looking for it. I think if we all stop being nitpicky about our mbp we would enjoy it more.
     
  7. silverbeast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're right, but if it's still under warranty it doesn't hurt to get it checked out. Wouldn't want the gasket peeling off :p
     
  8. macNwindow macrumors member

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    Yeah it won't hurt to try, but as of right now you'll be wasting gas money and time to get something checked. Please do note that the chances that they will replace your screen is slim, due to the fact that it is not making the computer unusable or seem like a manufacture defect.

    As of right now, my screen is unaligned with the bottom part of my clam shell when i closed the lid, but im ok with it because i know life is too short to make little things into bigger things. as the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, dont fix it." I find this saying very very true.

    As for the large click, and im assuming it's a sound. With normal use through closing and opening the mbp many times, i'm sure it will work it out so that you'll no longer hear it anymore. Just think of "breaking it in" like a new car.
     
  9. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    The corners on my 2009 MBP screen near the hinge are both pressed down. Genius said it's nothing to worry about, just a design flaw. They call them the "ears".
     
  10. silverbeast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's the most sensible thing I've heard in a long time lol. It's too easy to obsess over little things like this. I swear, college makes me go nuts haha. The click only happened once, probably because the rubber was being pushed in. I'll have to let it slide this time. Thanks for the kind response.
     
  11. macNwindow macrumors member

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    You're welcome. I'm in college too and i know what you are going through.

    Pro tip: don't lay anything heavy on top of your laptop when it's closed. ex. books or even leaning on it. OR if its in your backpack, make sure when you put your backpack down so it does not make all your books and stuff put its weight on the laptop compressing it. If this happens, you risk tiny particles of sand or what not being pressed into your delicate screen; thus, causing chips and little nicks.

    Enjoy your laptop, but always beware.
     
  12. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    In the same respect my '09 doesn't have that.
     
  13. silverbeast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My warranty doesn't end until December, so I'll check on it from time to time. Chances are I'll be near an Apple store with my Mac one day...
     
  14. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    That would be my course of action to, if your in their AO get it fixed if not well..
     

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