Removing underside of 2010 MBP 17" - pop sound when removing/putting on cover-normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by itwasepic, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. itwasepic macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    So as an extension to my question regarding RAM utilization, I've decided to upgrade my RAM.

    I went through the process of removing the underside of my MBP. After taking the screws out and mentally marking which slot they came out of (some are of different size), I pulled the lid up at the black trim area (the "neck" of the display mount) as this was the easiest way to get a non-damaging grip on the metal underside -- read: I avoided using a screw driver on the lid.

    As I started to lift, I was surprised at the amount of force I needed to use in order to remove the lid; something near the center of the cover was still holding the lid to the underside of the body. In fact, the amount of force I needed to use made me pause to question if I missed an important step other than simply removing the screws. I decided to "go for it" and applied more pressure while pulling the lid up and away from the body and heard a "pop" noise. Everything looked ok.

    Later, I put the lid back on and screwed the pieces together. When I picked up the laptop, placing my hand near the center of the underside, I heard another "Pop" as if the lid was popping back into place in the same area where it popped to get the lid off/removed.

    So the long and the short of this post is: I take it this is normal? Anyone else also witness this?

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