View Full Version : Hinges on new models

Jul 6, 2013, 04:43 AM
I've heard that the hinges have been a problem on older models. Are the hinges on the 2013 model any different/better? I didn't buy AppleCare and i'm the self repair type. This is my first Mac and I wanted to know if they wear out or need to be re-tightnened after a certain period of time.

Jul 6, 2013, 04:53 AM
was the original model that had the problem, theyve been fine for years now.

Jul 6, 2013, 04:54 AM
I'd say you'll need to wait and see, but the lack of complaints on the hinges creaking or being too loose is a good sign

Jul 6, 2013, 05:24 AM
It's the owners of these Macbooks who become unhinged, as it were!

I've had my new MBA for about four days now, and I haven't found anything wrong with it, but I'm looking, looking, looking... :rolleyes:

Jul 6, 2013, 10:29 AM
I exchanged my 13" 2013 model, the right hinge started creaking after about 7 days.

It was only very slight and could only be heard in a quiet environment but I knew it would bug me, especially if it got worse.

Haven't really found many people online complaining of the same thing so I don't think it's an common issue.