Some MacBooks shipping with loose battery covers

Some MacBooks shipping with loose battery covers

Summary: According to a thread on MacRumors some people have reported problems with the new aluminum MacBook's battery cover coming loose.One user writes:The cover was fine at first, but after i took it off for the first time, when I put it back on it didn't go as tight, and started moving around creating gaps in the front and back.

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Click image for larger version    Name:	photolatch.jpg  Views:	881  Size:	139.2 KB  ID:	140458 According to a thread on MacRumors some people have reported problems with the new aluminum MacBook's battery cover coming loose.

One user writes:

The cover was fine at first, but after i took it off for the first time, when I put it back on it didn't go as tight, and started moving around creating gaps in the front and back. Also, when I go to sit it down it clicks (the cover is hitting either the battery or the frame...)

In addition to the loose battery cover, some users have reported slanted function keys and my personal favorite - extra "m" keys.

(Picture courtesy: Engadget)

MacBook with extra “m” keys

Topics: Apple, Hardware

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  • So much for quality control.

    :-(
    ths40
  • RE: Some MacBooks shipping with loose battery covers

    MMan. MMust have mmised that during the inspection.
    miaxapa
  • Where's my "B"?

    Having some more MM could be handy, but I can't do without a B.
    Uber Dweeb
    • There is no "B"

      I'm sure that Steve J has market research that "B"s are not
      needed but there needs to be more "M"s. Too bad he can't
      spell his surname, nor Mac Book. Also, a shame that the
      alternative to the lack of firewire port on the new Mac Ooks
      can't be spelt either, you know the US port.
      ManoaHI
  • RE: Some MacBooks shipping with loose battery covers

    There is a time and place for sweet justice in the world. Why not spend some of that ad money on quality control rather than attack ads?
    CrashPad
  • ROFLMAOSTOMB

    (Rolling Over the Floor, Laughing My A$$ Of, Spilling Tea Over the MacBook!)

    I'd slap a drumpad behind the head and then their face (mostly the nose) for lack of QA!

    Why can't Apple use steel? It's much more sturdier than aluminum.
    Grayson Peddie