rMBP - creaking/grinding noise when bottom cover pressed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tadziak, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. tadziak macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    I was just wondering if you also experience a nasty grinding/creaking mettalic against plastic type of sound when you apply a bit of pressure on the bottom case of your Retina Macbook Pro (especially under the Macbook Pro logo, in the middle) - for example when carrying it and holding in that area?

    It sounds pretty annoying and disturbing, almost like the processor is getting crushed whennever i do it!

    I would be much obliged for your feedback.
  2. RussellJones macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2012
    yes took it back yesterday and exchanged it. was way to annoying, i think they all do it slightly bit this was an extreme case
  3. DTKblaster macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2012
    I can hear a very slight rustling sound, like those metallic pan scrubbing sponges, but only if I almost press my ear to it in an absolutely silent environment.
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    Channeling Steve Jobs... "So Don't Hold it like That!" :D

    It's possible, ur deforming it just enough to push turning fan blades (close tolerance) into its housing.
  5. tadziak thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    No, that's not it. And I have it on two rMBP - it seems more like some screws problems. Checked it also on a friend's Retina - it's quite much less noticeable.
  6. montr macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    I had creaking on my rMBP and I could not stand it. The problem was that some of the bottom screws were not tight enough and the computer was flexing when on my lap.

    I ordered a screwdriver kit (Pentalobe 1.5, Torx T5). First, I removed the bottom cover (Pentalobe 1.5) and tighten all the screw inside the rMBP (Torx T5). I put back the bottom cover tight and now the computer is not flexing and creaking like before.

    Note: The two screws next to the screen hinge are slightly shorter than the 8 other screws.

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