My MBA Ultimate when screen 95% closed droops itself shut slowly!!

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Is this normal? Purchased today, but was from an original owner who bought it in december.... please advise!!
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    Why not just close the thing 100%? Or are you trying to leave it *almost* closed? I'm not really sure what the issue is here (if there is one).
     
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    it closes by itself, when it seems like it should be rigid at all levels of being open, no? Almost like the screen is too heavy once it gets to a certain point.
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    Well, if a "certain point" is 95% closed, then I would imagine it is operating pretty normally. If this was happening at say 35% closed then I'd say you have quite an issue. Your MBA is fine.
    Head over to an Apple store and check theirs, likely act the same way.
     
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    alright... i just thought the tension would be tighter at all levels.. you know.
     
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    Any other experiences would be good to hear. Thanks!
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    If this helps I took a photo of mine, this is the furthest I can close the screen with it holding itself up, anything past this and the hinge "ends" and the screen closes. You should be fine though, as long as the screen holds itself up when you're using it then the tension is fine
     

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    LAnMarc

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    There are magnets near the top corners of the screen!
    These are probably the cause of the screen closing.
     
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    MikePA

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    Please tell me you're not serious with this thread. Most people have the laptop open when they are using it. They might adjust the angle for the best view. When they're done using it, they close the lid. Please tell us what prompted you to even experiment with how 'close to closed' you could get the lid.
     
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    cleric

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    You do realize there is a magnet that closes it right? You do know how magnets work right?
     
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    only the "ultimates" do this...they have stronger magnets...

    the rest close at 98%
     
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    His does it at 95%, clearly it must be faulty
     
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    Anonymous Freak

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    He has the ultimate model. It comes with stronger magnets.
     
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    I just tried mine out and mine is just like the one in the picture (just before the magnets kick in). It is not like it is a big deal to me (unless it closed when it was up only 30 degrees). I just was curious and had to find out for myself. :)
     
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    That's how mine is, too. It's much better than my Rev B was.
     
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    I tested mine and it closes at 95.7% so maybe yours is defective and Apple will replace it.
     
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    I hear Ultimate models use Rare Earth magnets instead of standard magnets
     
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    95.5% of the time, it does!
     
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    Meanwhile children starve to death in Africa.
     
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    tom vilsack

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    i believe apple released a memo on this...they said something about how close one lives to the equator being a effect.
     
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    cleanup

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    My MBA also neglects to defy the laws of physics. I'm immediately exchanging it for a new one. God, you'd think you'd get a premium product with the premium price you pay. I'm gonna go to the Apple store and test the lids of all the laptops they have there. I guarantee that none of them will have this... problem. I'm so frustrated right now.
     

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