Replaced HD on new MBP now case creaks

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  1. ubercool macrumors 6502a

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    I replaced my hard drive with a Hitachi and tightened the screws as much as i could, which is difficult with my small screwdrivers (I already scratched my case twice).

    Anyone have any tips on how to eliminate the creaking? Should I take to a genius? :confused:
     
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  3. ubercool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that mentioned in another post, I will try that to see if it helps any. Thanks! :)
     
  4. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

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    You don't want to tighten the screws "as tight as you can make them". Instead, tighten them progressively and gently in a star pattern around the edge, until each is snug. Get yourself a decent jewelers screwdriver as well, those nice, polished screws on our MBPs deserve a little love.
     
  5. ubercool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was a great tip! That definitely solved the problem :)

    And yes I do have nice jeweler screwdrivers but those screws are easy to lose pressure on. BTW, when I first opened the MBP it was virtually impossible to loosen several screws, so Apple itself does not abide by the "do not overtighten" rule. :p
     
  6. ubercool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, that was a premature celebration. MBP still creaks like hell. :(
     
  7. cyclical macrumors regular

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    Can you tell which area in particular the creaking is coming from?
     
  8. ubercool thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes primarily from under the right-hand part of the palm rest, but also a little bit from the left. I guess it has to do with the pressure exerted in those places.
     
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    Like tuning a drum!
     

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