Macbook hinge really squeaky

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bill4588, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    Ever since I got my replacement MB C2D, I've noticed that the hinge is very squeaky. It makes noises every time I adjust the screen or pick it up. My old MB used to do this a little bit, but this is driving me nuts. Any suggestions on a quick fix?
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    if your feeling really gutsy, open her up and oil the hinge.

    if your not, take it to an AppleCenter, tell them that its squeaking, and they can do the oiling :)
     
  3. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bill4588

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    well since i completely broke my last one, I think I'll just take it to the apple store and let them do it :p thanks Scarlet Fever
     
  4. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  5. Gosh macrumors 6502

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    My neck makes a squeaky noise sometimes!:(

    Anyway I use WD40 on anything else that squeaks - usually sorts it!:)
     
  6. kill-your-tv macrumors member

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    Step 1 - Get 4 pounds of butter.

    Step 2 - Empty butter in a container that will comfotably fit your macbook.

    Step 3 - Melt the butter in the container.

    Step 4 - Unplug your macbook, power it down and remove your battery.

    Step 5 - Soak your macbook in the warm butter for 1 hour.

    Step 6 - Skip step 1-5 and go to this address;)

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/Glides.aspx
     
  7. SavageLLama77 macrumors regular

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    I had that problem and honestly nothing worked.
     
  8. PDE macrumors 68020

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    The reason nothing works is that it's not the hinge squeaking. It's the plastic hinge cover that is rubbing against the main unit because it was assembled improperly by a tiny bit.
     
  9. 12991 macrumors member

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    Yeah, im suffering from the same problem... i just pushed the screen a little to the left, and now the squeakage has decreased... its realllly annoying sometimes
     
  10. Kamikaze macrumors member

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    Had the same issue and the RadTech kit rocks:D :D :D :D :D , nuff said.

    :apple:
     

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