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I bought a 2011 Macbook Pro, and after unscrewing the cover to install RAM and an SSD, the laptop wobbles while I'm typing. This is really annoying; is there a fix that doesn't involve shipping my laptop away for days or having it replaced with a new one?

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Are you sure you put all the screws on right? Kinda sounds like your SSD is falling out.. – Simon Sheehan Jun 5 '11 at 23:29
Pretty sure... are you talking about external or internal screws? The wobble is a few millimeters but still annoying. Obviously the deep ones must go in the correct slots but it's possible I mixed up the short ones. – Kevin Burke Jun 5 '11 at 23:41
It would be a pity to incur the cost of shipping it back if all they decide is you voided the warranty and didn't tighten the screws properly. – pavium Jun 5 '11 at 23:41
I suggest you try opening it again and making sure everything you touched it back on tight – Simon Sheehan Jun 5 '11 at 23:43
Pretty sure that it doesn't void the warranty... see comments here… – Kevin Burke Jun 5 '11 at 23:44
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It sounds like you over-tightened a screw, or tightened them unevenly - ie, tightened one all the way before tightening the others.

Try loosening them a bit and seeing if the wobble disappears. If it does, just make sure to tighten them evenly without over doing it.

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