So, if anybody manage to figure out the bottom cover reassemble screw order for the MBP15' 2016

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  1. BlinkerFluider macrumors newbie

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    Alright so long story short, I believe that for those ones who ever took apart a uni body Mac before are very likely to run into a constant scratching-ish sound when theres a force applied to the bottom cover if the bottom cover has not been properly screwed back during the reassembly process. For the optical drive era this is entirely not a problem since Apple DO provide an official instruction back in the time (due to user replaceable HDD & ram I assume). for the retina modules its also still not a big issue since there is still 10 screws at the bottom and as long as following the guide for the non-retina modules, there is still not a single problem of perfectly putting it back together.
    But after the 2016 modules turn out to have only 6 screws at the bottom and two additional sliding style clip near the ventilation slot ( or call it air ejection slot) and two button style on both side of the machine, next to the ventilation slot for air sucking and subwoofer, which is extremely challenge to open it made me having no clue of how to properly put it back, after multiple attempts and following the order refer to the image attached, I was able to reach a semi-perfect condition, way lot better than just throw it on, but the scratching sound is still definitely there, so just wondering if anybody happen to have better solution or even the official procedure of this, and tons of thanks in advance XDXD[​IMG]
     

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    Pardon me for asking, but why did you take the back panel off in the first place?
     
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  4. BlinkerFluider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its just like purely personal hobby, or even sort of OCD to figure out how something is working inside, as long as the device is not glue shut like iPad, I usually crack it open to see what's inside
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    alright, will give it a try, thx dude
     
  5. hallux macrumors 68030

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    I'll tell you right now, there is a (heavy, I know, I have one) "fixture" needed by Apple service providers to properly remove and re-install that back cover, including suction cups. It's a whole procedure. Without it - good luck getting the cover on properly without bending the spring clips by the air vent.

    The other item, and maybe where you've gone wrong here and in the past, is that those screws don't go in vertically, they angle to match the curve of the bottom case. If they get put in vertically, the cover may not be secure.
     
  6. BlinkerFluider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup, I know and its quite obvious that there is official procedure required, otherwise it won't glitch out like right now. I have directly got the procedure of the ones with optical drive by simply Googling and its directly from the Apple site, for the original retina ones I cannot tell that if my way of installing the bottom plate is close to the official procedure, or even alike in any form, but I did not got a single problem with it, but for this completely new one is a big down for me tbh, but ill definitely try to gain some info from the service center places.
     
  7. hallux macrumors 68030

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    Without getting into TOO much detail, the fixture allows you to properly angle the bottom cover for proper mating of the spring clips, then has a lever to slide the cover into place. I haven't done one yet - I don't like opening computers if there's no need to - but I'll get to eventually.
     
  8. BlinkerFluider thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yup its going to be something that eventually go thru.
    ill def try that. right now I can get 98percent of the thing right, just those annoying spring on the board giving me a massive headache of getting them properly loaded. guess I need to get some suction cup again since after I managed to figure out how to properly put back the previous gen without the usage of suction cup, I just gave away all of them.

    and ill try my best to update the infos once I figure out a working procedure xd
     

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