Do You Think the iBook's Hinge is Too Tight?

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  1. finalcoolman macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering what you guys who own a current G4 iBook think. I'm buying one right when the update happens and want to make sure my purchase lasts me many trouble free years. Now, I have noticed in store these hinges are TIGHT. I see stress on the bottom bezel while opening it and I am afraid after continued usage that the plastic piece of the bottom bezel may come apart from the screen and create an unsightly gap. So, should I get the iGlide from Radtech (I only really need the grease, tools may come in handy later in its life)? Or does the hinge loosen itself up by itself with time before damage is caused to the bottom bezel? Thanks,

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/Glides.aspx

    P.S. I am assuming here that form factor will remain unchanged and that this update will only be a speed bump.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I've had mine a year and it's fine. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  4. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    I've had mine for 6/7 months and it's fine.

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
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  6. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Much better a little tight rather than a little loose, IMO. Nothing worse than a floppy screen!
     
  7. generationxwing macrumors 6502

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    Except maybe a floppy drive!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA I'M TOO FUNNY.

    Annnnnd now I go to bed.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Thinking back over the past two years I'd guess it's loosened up a little, but not heaps.

    Sleep tight generationxwing. :D
     
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  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is that your answer to the original question or did you accidentally post in the wrong thread?

    It works either way. :D
     
  11. realmcenter macrumors member

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    I think the hinge is just right. It feels very solid and the screen stays put where you put it.
     
  12. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    My screen hinge used to be too tight. It would creek whenever i raised the screen. Lately, though, it seems to have loosened up. If I would have know about this product sooner, though, I would have bought it. The whole screen creeking thing bugged me, and it made my laptop seem cheap to onlookers.
     

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