Oh no, my latch!!!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by grapes911, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

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    My latch is broken on my ibook. The lcd won't "lock" shut. It is less than a year old, will apple cover this?
     
  2. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

    Laslo Panaflex

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    Same thing has happened to my Girlfriends iBook, let me know what you find out.
     
  3. slughead macrumors 68030

    slughead

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    I know this is off topic but.. NICE AVATAR!

    "I've got a hole in my soul and the only thing to fill it is.. more cowbell"

    How'd the latch break, btw? could the powerbook have the same problem?
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Yes, Apple will fix this. It's usually that the magnet that pulls the latch down to let it lock in place doesn't function correctly. If it's under warranty, it's covered.
     
  5. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

    Laslo Panaflex

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    Basically there is a hook in the release button on the iBook where the latch from the display goes and catches on to lock the display down. The hook on the release button has broken on my girlfriends ibook, the only way to fix it is to get a new release button. It's really not that big of a deal since she is going to sell it to our local macreseller, her work just got her a G4 ibook.

    Yes, as far as I can tell from all the powerbooks I have used, the latch can break on them as well.
     

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