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user3533
Jan 14, 2011, 04:45 PM
Is this normal? Purchased today, but was from an original owner who bought it in december.... please advise!!



GimmeSlack12
Jan 14, 2011, 04:53 PM
Why not just close the thing 100%? Or are you trying to leave it *almost* closed? I'm not really sure what the issue is here (if there is one).

user3533
Jan 14, 2011, 04:54 PM
it closes by itself, when it seems like it should be rigid at all levels of being open, no? Almost like the screen is too heavy once it gets to a certain point.

GimmeSlack12
Jan 14, 2011, 05:01 PM
it closes by itself, when it seems like it should be rigid at all levels of being open, no? Almost like the screen is too heavy once it gets to a certain point.

Well, if a "certain point" is 95% closed, then I would imagine it is operating pretty normally. If this was happening at say 35% closed then I'd say you have quite an issue. Your MBA is fine.
Head over to an Apple store and check theirs, likely act the same way.

user3533
Jan 14, 2011, 05:02 PM
alright... i just thought the tension would be tighter at all levels.. you know.

user3533
Jan 14, 2011, 05:10 PM
Any other experiences would be good to hear. Thanks!

Laes
Jan 14, 2011, 05:30 PM
If this helps I took a photo of mine, this is the furthest I can close the screen with it holding itself up, anything past this and the hinge "ends" and the screen closes. You should be fine though, as long as the screen holds itself up when you're using it then the tension is fine

LAnMarc
Jan 14, 2011, 05:33 PM
There are magnets near the top corners of the screen!
These are probably the cause of the screen closing.

MikePA
Jan 14, 2011, 05:53 PM
Is this normal? Purchased today, but was from an original owner who bought it in december.... please advise!!

Please tell me you're not serious with this thread. Most people have the laptop open when they are using it. They might adjust the angle for the best view. When they're done using it, they close the lid. Please tell us what prompted you to even experiment with how 'close to closed' you could get the lid.

cleric
Jan 14, 2011, 06:19 PM
You do realize there is a magnet that closes it right? You do know how magnets work right?

keviikev
Jan 14, 2011, 06:54 PM
Lol

Buck987
Jan 14, 2011, 07:30 PM
only the "ultimates" do this...they have stronger magnets...

the rest close at 98%

iExpensive
Jan 14, 2011, 07:33 PM
This is normal

Laes
Jan 14, 2011, 07:40 PM
only the "ultimates" do this...they have stronger magnets...

the rest close at 98%

His does it at 95%, clearly it must be faulty

Anonymous Freak
Jan 14, 2011, 07:49 PM
His does it at 95%, clearly it must be faulty

He has the ultimate model. It comes with stronger magnets.

iRun26.2
Jan 14, 2011, 08:33 PM
If this helps I took a photo of mine, this is the furthest I can close the screen with it holding itself up, anything past this and the hinge "ends" and the screen closes. You should be fine though, as long as the screen holds itself up when you're using it then the tension is fine

I just tried mine out and mine is just like the one in the picture (just before the magnets kick in). It is not like it is a big deal to me (unless it closed when it was up only 30 degrees). I just was curious and had to find out for myself. :)

KPOM
Jan 14, 2011, 08:47 PM
If this helps I took a photo of mine, this is the furthest I can close the screen with it holding itself up, anything past this and the hinge "ends" and the screen closes. You should be fine though, as long as the screen holds itself up when you're using it then the tension is fine

That's how mine is, too. It's much better than my Rev B was.

philxor
Jan 14, 2011, 09:07 PM
I tested mine and it closes at 95.7% so maybe yours is defective and Apple will replace it.

Laes
Jan 14, 2011, 09:09 PM
I tested mine and it closes at 95.7% so maybe yours is defective and Apple will replace it.

I hear Ultimate models use Rare Earth magnets instead of standard magnets

bowlerman625
Jan 14, 2011, 10:00 PM
sarcasm abounds!

iRun26.2
Jan 14, 2011, 10:07 PM
sarcasm abounds!

95.5% of the time, it does!

naujoks
Jan 15, 2011, 03:18 AM
Meanwhile children starve to death in Africa.

tom vilsack
Jan 15, 2011, 05:00 AM
Is this normal? Purchased today, but was from an original owner who bought it in december.... please advise!!

i believe apple released a memo on this...they said something about how close one lives to the equator being a effect.

lengjai
Jan 15, 2011, 05:23 AM
This must be a new form of trolling.

cleanup
Jan 16, 2011, 03:18 PM
My MBA also neglects to defy the laws of physics. I'm immediately exchanging it for a new one. God, you'd think you'd get a premium product with the premium price you pay. I'm gonna go to the Apple store and test the lids of all the laptops they have there. I guarantee that none of them will have this... problem. I'm so frustrated right now.

gwsat
Jan 16, 2011, 03:53 PM
Who said that MBA owners are obsessive-compulsive?:)

darknite38
Jan 16, 2011, 04:29 PM
Lmfao the amount of people that are paranoid about their macbooks amazes me.

"OMG WHEN I SHUT THE LID 95% THE WAY IT AUTOMATICALLY CLOSES!

CAN I RETURN AND GET NEW MACBOOK PRO ULTIMATE? IS THIS A DEFECTIVE MODEL?"

Seriously, there is something called gravity and magnets that both interact to shut the screen.

Sheesh.