Top Lid Shifted Over!

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  1. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    Hi if you have followed my threads, I have bought this Macbook Pro with Retina Display 15' Mid 2012, and I have noticed that the top case and screen has been shifted a bit left. Has this happen to anyone?


    Let Me Know HELP!!!!!!!!
     
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    I've never heard of this. The hinges might be loose causing this shift, or maybe misaligned. The laptop could have been damaged somehow, i.e., dropped.

    There's really nothing that can be done by the consumer to correct this AFAIK, so I'd recommend bringing the computer in so that apple can repair it.
     
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    Thanks, it has no visible damage to the macbook and no dents on the top case
     
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    Just noticed the screen on the antenna one side has been shifted over!!!! But the other side is fine
     
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    What do you mean by "screen on the antenna one side"?
    Can you post a picture?
     
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    Oh gosh no!! :( Seems like this machine is cursed!

    I forgot, did you end up buying on eBay or Craigslist? If the former, I'd say definitely contact the seller and ask for a return, perhaps enter a dispute over all these faults (of which I suppose you weren't made aware in the listing?) if he is unwilling.
    If it was Craigslist, it might still not be a bad idea to try to contact the seller and ask for a return/partial refund that you can put towards all these extensive repairs? It definitely would be good to check the legalities of private sales where you live. In my country there are certain laws that do apply also to private sellers and if worse comes to worst you can take a private seller to a small claims court with the help of a so called "ombudsman", but of course I have no idea if that also applies to where you live.

    I think you mentioned before that you're still in high school, perhaps you could get your parents involved or legal advice from a school counselor? (We had that option back then high school) For instance, we have a law in my country (Austria) that underage people are allowed to enter sales contracts (= they can buy stuff), but their parents have quite a long period afterwards (I think 6 months or so) to object and demand the sales contract to be annulled (a refund). So if you happen to still be underage and have a similar law in your country, perhaps you could get your money back.

    Anyway, I'm so sorry this is happening to you! Hopefully you can enjoy your Mac soon! :(
     
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    Left side is shifted a bit
     

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    What did you mean about the "other side is fine"?

    Your two pictures both show that the lid has a small shift to the side.

    You might be able to go inside and reposition the hinges, or even tighten them down a little. Hard to say if that will help anything until you try.
    If it has shifted because the mounts, or the case is _bent_ - then you might not fix it without replacing some parts. Might be a lot of effort for not a lot of results.
     
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    Its already so hard to get hold of the p5 screwdriver and apple said they might be able to get the screen shifted back over, but no guarantees!

    I might go in tomorrow if I can
     
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    In looking at the pictures, it looks like the Mac has been hit hard, either by dropping it, or banging into something.

    Did you not notice that prior to buying it? Did the seller disclose that during the sale?
     
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    No, and No. There is no damage to the top casing what so ever.

    I had brought in my Macbook pro retina to get the fan replaced, after i got it back, i had noticed the shifted screen. My guess is that when the fan was getting replaced, they had taken the screws off on the screen, but put them back on since i had decided NOT to repair the screen, and the technician didn't noticed i had decided not to in the note, since i had mentioned the screen retention costed $642, but had rejected it. I think they read the note wrong but later corrected it.


    I don't think this is my fault.
     
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    Ok. The lighting in the pictures makes it look like there is damage. That is why I said what i did.
     
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    ????
     
  15. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    Just buy a new top cover and lcd like I did. Two birds one stone. ( your image retention problem being the other issue). It's a very easy repair.
     
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    What are the specs of your macbook
     
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    2012 15" Retina base model
     
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    This looks like the tell tale sign of a Macbook Pro being opened, while there is something touching behind it.

    I have done this to two of mine and it takes almost NO effort. If the laptop was opened even an inch, it will offset the screen. There will be no obvious damage or marks, because the hinges on the inside, are what take the hit. If you do it hard enough, you can get the plastic to crack.

    If it was dropped or pushed by any part of the aluminum, there would be visible damage. This has to had been done by opening the lid with something behind it. It basically wedges the object and causes the weakest parts (inner hinges) to bend, or move.

    This can be fixed easily by ordering the hinges and a new black rear cover. Once you replace them, it will be inline.
     
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    The Macbook was opened by the Apple Store to swap the fan out.
     
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
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    If it was like that when you got it back from them, they either opened the lid with something behind it as stated, or bent or misaligned the hinges putting it back together. If it were unaligned because of looseness, the screen would have some give in it. If it's tight, the hinges or a hinge, is bent. It's not hard to fix.
     
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    Argumentative posts are what lead to bad diagnosis. It's obvious a case will minimize damage and it's up to the OP to know wether there was a case on it or not when the problem occurred. If there wasn't, there WILL be damage. Be it a small mark, or a small dent. I offered him a response in an effort to help him out, and I'm sure he's capable of adding it to the variables he knows were present at the time. Let's not be childish and mess the thread up with unproductive posts, Dr. Diagnosis.
     
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    No, by all means, please don't cop out. If it's incorrect, correct me. If it's correct, tell the OP what IS correct. If you KNOW what all of the wrong answers are, then you know which is the correct answer and can tell this man how to fix his Mac.

    I'm well aware of your debate tactic. It's hard to backup a fallacy, so you arrogantly "bow out" of an argument YOU'VE created. Some people try to help, others like to cause more problems.

    It's not about "having the last word". It's about helping this guy out and giving information that will help others who are looking it up. All you want to do is start **** and run. Now stay under your bridge while we try to help this guy.
     
  25. iPad Retina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What happen to you MacBook Pro?

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    UPDATE: My MacBook Pro had been brought in AGAIN and now they expected the shifted screen and the loose hinge. But the lady I was talking to also said they might not be able to tighten the hinge in some models. They claimed the screen was shifted because removal of the screen is required to change the fan, this is not necessary.

    Here's what it said "Also states that display is misaligned."


    Steps to Reproduce: Ran mac resource inspector and is passed.
    Cosmetic Condition: Minor wear to computer. Clamshell has minor wear and scratching. Top case has minor wear and scratching. Bottom enclosure has minor wear and scratching. Display hinge is loose and customer states that the display is slightly misaligned.
    Proposed Resolution: Check in for triage to realigned the display for customer.
    Estimated Turn Around Time: We'll call you in 3 - 5 days
    Mac OS Version: 10.10.2
    Hard Drive Size: 500 GB
    Memory Size: 8 GB
    iLife Version: n/a
     

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