Question for rMBP owners who had their bottom cover reseated due to Creaking issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ducatiti, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2011
    Do your pentalobe screws look untouched or it shows definite signs of wear or the "looks" of being stripped after your Genius bar appointment?

    Sorry in advance for creating another thread but my concerns here are different and may base my decision based on your responses here. I just don't want Apple ding me or blame me for tampering with the system and don't want to have further issues.
  2. psynnott macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2012

    They look untouched, but I would assume the detection material on the screws (the blue stuff, if they do actually use it), would show it had been removed.

    However, if you book an appointment and get a case number, then you have a record of Apple doing the work. They then cannot accuse you of opening the MBP yourself and therefore invalidating the warranty.
  3. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2007
    In my case the creaking is caused by using to long screws at the middle part (at the vents) of the bottom cover. They can't be tightened and it doesn't hold the bottom in place. Hence flexing and creaking.

    Apple told me I can't replace/tighten the screws myself, that it will void my warranty. Therefor my only option they gave me was, send it back and get a replacement. Awesome service! ;)
  4. Coffee87 macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2007
    They look untouched - but that's because I did it myself. :)
  5. JMike50 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2012
    I don't know if Apple uses the "blue stuff" either but the blue stuff one typically sees on a screw isn't a detection material. It's called Loctite and it is designed to keep the screws from accidentally backing themselves out over time. It comes in different colors signifying different locking strengths.

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