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    Lid is "bowed"
    Hey everyone,

    I've had my MacBook Pro for about a month and a half. Earlier today I was looking at the computer from the side (I was sitting in a chair across the room) when I thought the 'lid' looked kinda funny. Upon further inspection, the lid seems to be bowed out. The lid is close ("tight") to the rest of the computer where the little hooks and button are, but as it gets out to the edges the gap gets bigger and bigger. Hopefully you know what I'm talking about, lol.

    Is this normal or is the shape of mine somehow deformed? I can take a picture if that would help!
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    Take a picture, mine is somewhat un-even but not really significant.

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    Ok, sorry for the poor quality!

    Left Side


    Right Side


    I'm kind of embarrassed to say this, but this really drives me nuts! Is it worth bringing to the genius bar for?
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    That looks pretty much like mine, and it also looks like the old PowerBook G4 I use at work... Seems "normal" to me.

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    Ok, but I spent $3500 on it, LOL. Seems like for that much money it shouldn't look like that after a month of use!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmeeter View Post
    Ok, but I spent $3500 on it, LOL. Seems like for that much money it shouldn't look like that after a month of use!
    What can I say? Just seems like how it is.

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    lol, I'd like a little input from the other users...
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    It is like that for alot of people, also when its open can you push one of the sides down and get a squishy responce? I hate to say it but search the threads and youll most likely find this issue.

    Then again i am human and could be wrong.
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    search warped lid i just did and there are lots of people who have the same issue. it just comes with the territory.
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    I had a problem with my mbp not closing tight. I stopped by the Apple Store and they sent it off and it arrived at my doorstep two days later. Works great now. Mine was 9 months old.
    I'd send it in or take it to an Apple Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JREwing View Post
    I had a problem with my mbp not closing tight. I stopped by the Apple Store and they sent it off and it arrived at my doorstep two days later. Works great now. Mine was 9 months old.
    I'd send it in or take it to an Apple Store.
    agreed
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    Oh, ok. Thanks everyone. I thought I'd look like an idiot if I went down to the Apple store about this but I guess I'll put it on my to-do list. The store here in NYC is a nightmare though... heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmeeter View Post
    Oh, ok. Thanks everyone. I thought I'd look like an idiot if I went down to the Apple store about this but I guess I'll put it on my to-do list. The store here in NYC is a nightmare though... heh.
    isn't one of them open 24hrs or something? go in like at 3am.
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    mine is bowed like that too. it dosent bug me as long as the lid closes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric559 View Post
    isn't one of them open 24hrs or something? go in like at 3am.
    Hah, yeah, that's the one. I'm usually asleep by 1am though.
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