The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Pro Retina Display, model A1502, features fifth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduces the Force Touch trackpad.

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Why back will not seat fully?

Hi - I recently had to open the back of my MacBook Pro 13" Retina A1502 mac and for some reason there is now a bit of flex to the back and my keyboard is not as firm. It is subtle but definitely a difference and keyboard makes a little more noise now.

I have followed screw guide and heard click with connectors in center of back per guide when replacing back.

Any suggestions? Is this just a result of opening and getting a factory "seal" is not possible (hope not)?

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Retina Early 2015 13" - MF841LL/A - MacBookPro12,1 - A1502 - 2835 and the guide i followed was the following:

MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2015 Lower Case Replacement


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There should be no difference if you did it correctly. Why did you open it and what did you do. Here's the guide: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2015 Lower Case Replacement

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The way the keyboard is constructed, it shouldn't have been affected by this repair in any way, that's really weird! The keyboard is held into the frame by 80-some screws and rivets, which you wouldn't have been able to even get near to while following that guide.

The flex on the bottom could be due to those clips, sometimes the two clips in the center of the base will break or won't engage properly.

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