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chrisleeroth
May 26, 2005, 02:10 AM
I am a brand new user/buyer of Apple. I just got a new 17 inch Powerbook and noticed that if i prop the notebook at an angle the display will usually fall down. This happens unless I prop it all the way the very top. This does not happen when the notebook is laying flat, only when on an angle. Is this normal for a laptop w/ such a big display? Or should I go get it checked out?



witness
May 26, 2005, 03:43 AM
I am a brand new user/buyer of Apple. I just got a new 17 inch Powerbook and noticed that if i prop the notebook at an angle the display will usually fall down. This happens unless I prop it all the way the very top. This does not happen when the notebook is laying flat, only when on an angle. Is this normal for a laptop w/ such a big display? Or should I go get it checked out?
PowerBooks have a balanced sprung hinge, which is how they can open and close so smoothly. Compare it with a PC laptop and you'll probably notice the the PC laptop hinge is very stiff.

The down side to this is that if the laptop is not level gravity pulls at a different angle and the screen is not balanced so well.

It's not a problem (unless it flops when level), just don't tilt it too much and it will be fine.