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840quadra
Oct 5, 2005, 08:38 AM
Ok if you don't know what a Screen clutch is, well I may have used the incorrect term. The part I am talking about is the point in the hinge that makes the screen stay stationary at whatever angle you place it in.

My iBook lid is somewhat hard to open and close, When I open it it actually pulls the bottom of the screen bezel away from the display.

Is there a way to make this more loose, or lubricate it? I am wondering if this is part of what killed my last logic board, as it only acted up when I moved the screen (tilted back or forward).

Any suggestions would be great!

Thanks again,

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aznsal612
Oct 5, 2005, 08:55 AM
Oil won't work. The reason why it does that is an error in manufacturing. They over-torqued the hinge so that it is too tightly wound. I've seen cases (I work at one of the stores) where an iBook was shut completely closed and couldn't open without breaking the hinge. It was weird, but it's somewhat of a familiar issue with iBooks.

I would say, bring it into an Apple Store and tell them your iBook hinge was over-torqued and they should be able to fix that for you.

robbieduncan
Oct 5, 2005, 08:56 AM
Have you considered the Syndrol HD for sale here (http://www.radtech.us/Products/Tools.aspx). It seems to be what you want...

Or perhaps a whole Glide Kit (http://www.radtech.us/Products/Glides.aspx)? It says it " Conditions display hinges for smooth, quiet and effortless rotation."

840quadra
Oct 5, 2005, 09:28 AM
Oil won't work. The reason why it does that is an error in manufacturing. They over-torqued the hinge so that it is too tightly wound. I've seen cases (I work at one of the stores) where an iBook was shut completely closed and couldn't open without breaking the hinge. It was weird, but it's somewhat of a familiar issue with iBooks.

I would say, bring it into an Apple Store and tell them your iBook hinge was over-torqued and they should be able to fix that for you.

Is there a way for me to loosen this?

I have installed over 4 Logic board in iBooks now, so I don't think the screen issue will be over my head. Is there a Set screw inside the display portion of the hinge? That is the only portion I haven't taken apart on one of these yet.

Thanks

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840quadra
Oct 5, 2005, 09:29 AM
Have you considered the Syndrol HD for sale here (http://www.radtech.us/Products/Tools.aspx). It seems to be what you want...

Or perhaps a whole Glide Kit (http://www.radtech.us/Products/Glides.aspx)? It says it " Conditions display hinges for smooth, quiet and effortless rotation."

Thanks!

If I can't figure out this torque thing, I may try that as I know WD-40 or the likes will either start a fire, or melt the wiring sheath.

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