rMBP magnetic latch fail

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by evilpaddy, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. evilpaddy macrumors regular

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    Anyone else had this problem?

    My lid springs back up on closing as if the magnet has dislodged. No rattling sound. Gonna take it in, but think they will blame the icarbons cover? - id prefer not to remove it...
     
  2. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    They'll fix it for you but I bet they'll want the cover off to do the repair.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I'd take the skin off first and see if that fixes the problem.
     
  4. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    Bingo. It could be that it's creating a gap mid-way on the laptop, causing the lid not to shut.
     
  5. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    I had no problem with the skin. But I do have the problem with the display. Image retention and yellow screen. I suggest you to take it in.
     
  6. skitzogreg macrumors 6502

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    I wonder now if he has a Samsung LCD - he might not want to send it in.
     
  7. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    That could be a reason. He might not know the problem that is existed on MBP retina because Apple push hardware to the limit.
     
  8. evilpaddy thread starter macrumors regular

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    took it in today. The magnet was fine but as suggested above, the thin layer created by the iCarbons cover was putting pressure on the gasket and caused it to fail. Removing the cover restored functionality... I'll email them to let them know.
     
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Jonathan Ive says, "I could had told you that." :)
     

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