Hinges on new models

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

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2013
    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

    Jan 1, 2012
    was the original model that had the problem, theyve been fine for years now.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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

    Mar 1, 2011
    East Coast
    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

    Jun 23, 2013
    United Kingdom
    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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