The bottom of my new MBP is not "even" return or not?

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  1. JepperMAC macrumors newbie

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    I received my i7 MBP on the 11th of may. I doesn't have any dead pixels and none noticeably yellow tint.
    But right now i noticed that it is not completly even on the bottom, meaning that it is kinda tilting when i'm pounding a bit on the right lower side.
    Should i return it or just keep it?
    Afraid if i returned it i would get a new one with dead pixels or any other flaws.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Are you sure it's your machine and not the desk?

    If it's going to bother you, return it. Might as well get one that meets your expections, IMO.
     
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  4. Jonathon McMast macrumors member

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    i would return it, but yes you are right you might get stuck with some of the numerous other faults listed on here, but the statistics are in your favour of getting a good one.
     
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  7. unamused macrumors 6502

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    if its what im thinking... like a table with uneven legs.. that would literally drive me crazy!
     
  8. vasuba macrumors member

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    I do not think it is unreasonable to expect craftsmanship to be as near perfect as possible especially when craftsmanship is advertised as such a big deal in price justification.

    If the base is uneven and leading to rocking during use that is certainly return/exchange worthy
     
  9. Jonathon McMast macrumors member

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    spot on
     
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  11. JepperMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's definitly not the desk, i have tried with several..
    It is rocking when i'm putting my right hand on it a bit hard.
    But ffs, i just don't want to get an exchange :( it would take at least 3 weeks to get a replacement :(
     
  12. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    haha :D

    OP did you build your house on the side of a hill?
     
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  14. mac'n'nz macrumors newbie

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    Definatly

    I think you definatly should, i mean you paid good money (well i assume you did) for it , you want to be 100% happy with it:)
     
  15. vasuba macrumors member

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    Why would it take 3 weeks? turnaround time from what people suggest is generally really fast
     
  16. MorganK macrumors regular

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    Why would it take 3 weeks for a replacement?

    I had a similar issue. Called Apple on Weds night, they said it was DOA. New one shipped yesterday and is in AK right now. About a week turn around. Yes I had to pay for the replacement and they are going to refund me within 5 days of getting the old one back. Other option was to send the first one back and within 48hrs of it being scanned by FedEx they would start building a replacement--so maybe a week and a half total time there instead of a week.

    This is the issue I have with mine
    [​IMG]

    Makes it rock and cases don't fit it right.
     
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  18. green86 macrumors 6502

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    By all means return it. You paid thousands of dollars for a precision machine, yet you received an imprecise unit. I wouldn't recommend you settle... it isn't right. True, you could receive one with a dead pixel... but I would do it anyway, with out a second thought.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Try removing the buttom case and putting it back on to make sure it's seated correctly.

    If that doesn't fix it, have it exchanged if are willing to wait.
     
  20. lordofuo macrumors regular

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    The OP mentions he is pushing down pretty hard.

    Are you sure the rubber feet are not just flexing? :confused:

    Of course the body is going to move SOME if you push down hard enough.

    But if he is talking about the real deal, like an unbalanced table, then for sure he needs to return it. When you pay the premium price and choose to go with Apple, you should get a premium product that meets expectations.

    Alex :apple:
     
  21. JepperMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MorganK, mine is nothing like yours, but it's a CTO, that's why i think it would take i long time..
    I'll try to release the screws when i get home to see if it makes any difference, which i hope it does.
     
  22. JepperMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got thinking..

    That maybe the reason why it is rocking just a bit is because on the right side of the trackpad that is where the battery is located and on the left side is where the HDD is located? I thought the HDD is probably heavier and that is why it's a bit shakey on the right side?
    What do you think?
     
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  24. machiabelly macrumors newbie

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    if it is not flat, that is definitely a defect and i would take it back right away
     
  25. JepperMAC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, but would you guys recommend getting a complety new one? or just getting it repaired?
    If i got it repaired i wouldn't loose all my stuff on my mbp, would i?
     

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