2010 13.3" Macbook Air hinge clicks/creaks

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Snowcake, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Snowcake, Jan 8, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011

    macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    When i open the screen as far as i can, the moment i reach the end, i hear a click/creak from the right corner. This happens not always.

    I also discovered that the hinge on the right side feel loser than the left side.
    How? just push each side, and feel the difference.

    Do you (guys/girls) have this to?!!

    Thanks in advance,
  2. macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    Make an appt and take it in. Shouldn't be giving you problems that quickly. It NEVER hurts to ask. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  3. macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Agreed. I just tried mine and it doesn't make a creaking sound (oh wait, I have the 11"). Only time it does is when I hold it by the black antenna when it's closed.

    Either way speak to Apple.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    Making noises is normal and this happens to me. Now, the hinge being loose is something else.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    It make no squeaky sound, just a click.

    The hinge is not that loose, just a little bit looser than the left side.
    But do you mean that you have also the click/creak?
  6. macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    haha, i know. "The squeaky wheels gets the grease" is an American saying for "those that speak up get helped". It's just an expression. :)
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010

    It is still worrying me, i hope some people will react.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2011

    Yeah, I have the new 13" and mine is squeaking whenever I reach a certain spot on the hinge. It doesn't necessarily feel like its loose but it still annoying. I'm going to stomach it... I've been in the Apple store more than enough for the last couple of weeks.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2011
    No creaking on my Feb build 2010 MBA, fingers crossed.

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