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Released in November 2020, the 13" MacBook Pro features Apple's Arm-based M1 SoC with both an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. (Model A2338 / EMC 3578 with two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

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The display on my MacBook 13"Pro with two thunderbolt ports is loose

I would like to know if this display can be tightened back down.

Also I understand that the 13" M1 2020 MacBook Pro can be configured from 8GB to 16GB. Yet I have read that it isn't possible to do post purchase. Is that true?

I have 8GB with a 512GB of SSD. I know that the swap file can get rather large plus these new drives need extra space for internal maintenance. I have notice that the apps I have and use really shrink my storage space. I mention this because I also have a 2012 MacBook Pro that I upgraded from 8GB of memory to 16GB of memory and I also upgraded the SSD to 1TB. I have yet to max it out and run basically the same apps (the newer M1 runs apps that the Intel chip can't) and it never gets close to any issues of usage of memory or ssd space. I think it is due to the 16GB of memory rather than 8GB.

So if I had a choice I would like to upgrade the M1 from 8GB to 16GB

Thoughts, comments appreciated

Thank you

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The newer MacBook Pro's fro 2016 onwards use a press-fit pin into the lid assembly as you can see here

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So you can't tighten the lid side, only the body side which is anchored with three screws per side. I would take your system to an Apple Store or authorized dealer to have them replace the display assembly if your system is still under warranty.

Sorry the M1/M2 systems all have soldered RAM and Storage (Flash) as you can see here. No means to upgrade either.

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Here's the iFixit teardown for this system M1 MacBook Teardowns: Something Old, Something New

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