hinge issues on my macbook black C2D

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  1. mhou001 macrumors newbie

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    i noticed a few ppl started threads on a squeaky, creaking hinge, but they weren't really answered.

    i have this same problem. i've been using this thing for the past week and a half and the hinge has started to squeak. is this normal? the screen seems to squeak too when i move the hinge.

    if apple can do something about it then i'm gonna take it in, unless it's not something serious. it seems like the hinge isn't going to last a very long time. if anyone can help with this, i would really appreciate it.

    thanks
     
  2. CaptainCaveMann macrumors 68000

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    Please do not take your computer in for that. Drop a couple little dabs of hobby oil on each side. Problem solved. :cool:
     
  3. mhou001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well im just afraid that the hinge is going to become a bigger problem in the future. i just dont want to deal with something worse later on.

    anyone else have this problem? did it get better?
     
  4. emotion macrumors 68040

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    If the hinge is anything like the powerbook hinge then it will squeak for a while when new unti the seft lubricating bush starts to work properly. My powerbook fixed itself. What I find helped is to open and close the lid a few times repeatedly to wear the bush in.

    I have a black macbook c2d and i've not noticed this yet.
     
  5. PDE macrumors 68020

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    I've had two macbooks with squeaky hinges - both black. I returned both and got replacements from Apple. It's not a BIG problem, but why should you have to deal with it when so many customers - paying the same amount of money - don't? I doubt it will become a bigger problem. It's the plastic of the hinge cover rubbing against the plastic of the main computer casing. I don't think it's the actual hinge that's squeaking - at least it wasn't with the ones I had.
     
  6. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    I think the hinge should not squeak. If it squeak, the hinge mechanism is not aligned properly. None of my Macs so far had a squeaky hinge. If I were you, I would bring that issue up with Applecare of Apple Store.
     
  7. mhou001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    alright...thanks guys.

    i guess ill take it to a store to have them look at it.

    i am glad though, that i got a macbook. first mac ive ever owned.
     

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