Hinges on new models

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tylerwatt12, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    was the original model that had the problem, theyve been fine for years now.
     
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    maflynn

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    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
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    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:
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    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.
     

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