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Well, you know the left side of the MB with all the plugs in it? Today I noticed that it feels alittle loose. Near the end there are 2 small screws, it feels loose right there. I could push the plastic in and see it move. Should I be concerned?? Do you guys think maybe the screws need to be tightened alittle?

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Sometimes the screws will back out a bit over time and just need a little tightening. I don't think it's a real big deal, but if you can find an eyeglass repair kit or a jeweler's screw driver set, I'd see if you can snug those screws up just a bit.
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Ok, I think I have one of those sets. Sounds like a good idea. Thanks!

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Sometimes the screws will back out a bit over time and just need a little tightening. I don't think it's a real big deal, but if you can find an eyeglass repair kit or a jeweler's screw driver set, I'd see if you can snug those screws up just a bit.
Netty don't do that, the screws are just decorative. Purely for looks, they don't actually hold anything.

That's why there's some give, it's normal with all macbooks and I hear the iBooks as well.

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Oh I see..I guess it should be okay then.

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Netty don't do that, the screws are just decorative. Purely for looks, they don't actually hold anything.

That's why there's some give, it's normal with all macbooks and I hear the iBooks as well.
OK, on the MacBook Pro, they actually hold the palmrest to the bottom chassis. I guess the MacBook is different?

EDIT: I answered my own question, no they aren't "purely decorative", they do indeed hold the palmrest to the chassis. See iFixIt...
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Yeah, mine does that too. I'd say nothing to worry about.
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Netty don't do that, the screws are just decorative. Purely for looks, they don't actually hold anything.

That's why there's some give, it's normal with all macbooks and I hear the iBooks as well.


decorative screws?

what will they think of next. tighten the screws, they are there for a reason.

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wow netty, i had the same problem but i am glad you asked because i didnt want to seem dumb and anal asking the question
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Netty, I think I remember someone else here with the same issue. He/she called apple and they advised them that the left side is meant to have a bit of flex.
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Netty, I think I remember someone else here with the same issue. He/she called apple and they advised them that the left side is meant to have a bit of flex.
Oh ok. Thanks for all the info everyone!

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I have to add me two cents. Why in the world would Apple, known for their clean crisp designs, put DECORATIVE screws on the side of their macbook? That makes no sense at all. I am sorry Johhnyfive, but I don't buy it. According to disassembly instructions I found online, the screws are functional and do need to be removed when disassembling the macbook. I would tighten the screws if they seem loose, some flex is needed, but I know on mine there is no looseness.
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I have to add me two cents. Why in the world would Apple, known for their clean crisp designs, put DECORATIVE screws on the side of their macbook? That makes no sense at all. I am sorry Johhnyfive, but I don't buy it. According to disassembly instructions I found online, the screws are functional and do need to be removed when disassembling the macbook. I would tighten the screws if they seem loose, some flex is needed, but I know on mine there is no looseness.
Exactly - and you don't want to lose those screws either. They are very non-standard and would be difficult to replace if they worked themselves free over the course of normal use / carrying around.
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Netty there are many with the same issue as yours and mine

http://discussions.apple.com/search....flex+left+side
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Netty there are many with the same issue as yours and mine

http://discussions.apple.com/search....flex+left+side
Thanks for the link! I guess it's not much to worry about.

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