Apple's 2016 revision to their laptop lineup targeted at professional users. Features a 15-inch, 2880-by-1800 Retina display, quad-core Intel Core i7, 256 / 512 GB /1 TB / 2TB storage options, 16 GB RAM, and a keyboard equipped with a Touch Bar. Released November 2016. Features Model A1707.

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Found strange screw inside MacBook

Hi guys! Today I noticed strange metal noise when I was typing or moving my MacBook. After removing the back case I saw a small screw. Seems like it 1x1 mm

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I tried to find place where it belongs, but everything looked good. (I removed only the back case and didn't unscrew other parts)

Can anyone suggest where it should be?

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On the 12" Retina models, they use tiny pentalobe screws like that one to secure the keyboard in. Haven't had to replace the keyboard on this model yet though, so I may be wrong.

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I would help if we knew the type of screw, (torx or Phillips) and the length.

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@mayer - did you look at the screw in the link? I tried looking at the teardowns I couldn't spy where it came from given the limits of the images.


It is pentalobe screw 1-1.5mm length.


See if it matches the bottom cover screws.


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No easy answer here... as you removed it you removed the risk of something shorting out.

As to where it came from I would guess given the screws shortness it held something thin like a shield or ribbon cable connector. As the system is so new I doubt anyone has clue other than Apple. It's also possible it's a rogue screw that found its way into the system during the manufacturing process.

Either live with things as they are now or visit an Apple Store to talk with a genius. Explain you heard a rattle and just popped the cover and the screw just fell out. See what they say.

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