ibook hinge strength?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mwdmeyer, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2004
    Sydney, Australia
    I got a 12" ibook the other day and am very happy with it. I open and close the lid of the laptop a lot each day (to save power when not using it etc) and I was just wondering how strong the hinge on these things are. I've seen a few posts about powerbooks breaking but not ibooks.

    I just don't want my ibook to break anytime soon. Is there a way I should open the screen to put less pressure on it?

    It is my first mac (and laptop) so I really don't want to hurt it! :D
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    the great OKLAHOMA....
    Be Gentle, and it will last years. The iBook is really quite rugged. I have seen some that have lasted a loooong time, being thrown around and all. It will be fine.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2004
    Tokyo, Japan or Longview, Texas
    My sister has an iBook G3, and the wire going to the screen backlighting (which goes through the hinge) developed a problem, but the hinge was fine. Just be good to your iBook anyway.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2004
    somewhere between here and there.
    You don't really have to shut the lid closed, just put it to sleep via the Desktop option and let the screen stay open, the iBook uses very little energy as is, quite impressive IMHO. :)

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