2011 17" MBP Owners - how loose is your display hinge? Is this normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by entatlrg, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    My 17's hinge isn't overly loose but it does open and close very easily.

    My concern is when typing on my lap the lid wiggles forward/back a little as I'm typing.

    With the laptop in open position on a desk, table or lap if it gets the slightest bump the seems to 'bounce' a bit.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Mine was bto was messed up because the keys touched the screen when it closed and there was a gap on only one side so I need to get that fixed.
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 601

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    mine is sturdy. Unless I purposely am trying to close / open it I haven't had any issues with it moving.
     
  4. brokeneck macrumors member

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    I am on my third macbook (2009, 2010, and now 2011) and the keys have touched the screen on all of them when closed.
     
  5. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Thats not normal right?

    At first I thought I bent it or something when I replaced the hard drive and thought maybe I put the back cover on wrong...
     
  6. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    Same here. The 15 is a bit tighter than my 13; I assume this is due to the added weight. I have no issues working with either in a car when driven.
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Mine is also the same. When opening and closing my MBP, i have no problems.
    Although if I try to move my self and the MBP shakes, the screen just goes flying backwards or comes directly to my hand.

    I wonder if I can go to apple and ask them to tighten this...
     
  8. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Try putting a cloth between your screen and keyboard when closing it.
    It helps A LOT.
    The cloth can be anything but I prefer cloths like for wiping your glasses.
    And ofcourse it has to be a full sized one.
    You can find it in most computer stores.
     
  9. Kiname macrumors newbie

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    The hinge on my 2011 MBP seems really tight to open the machine, but surprisingly loose when closing it, not enough to close on its own, but just loose enough to seem that its not perfect.
     
  10. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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  11. brokeneck macrumors member

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    Thanks, will look into that maybe for when I am traveling. It's not an issue for me at all, they just barely touch and only the bottom couple of rows. Just wanted the OP to know it's normal. Being anal about screen is fine, I sure am, but it's hardly something to go back to apple over.
     
  12. mbp17xxx macrumors regular

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    yeah mine is as loose as the one in the video, when i tilt the base 90 degrees, lid will fall/close

    not an issue i wouldn't normally tilt it that way when using it.
     

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