911: Macbook Hinge Repair Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pdechavez, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. pdechavez macrumors regular

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  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Here are the OP pictures, easier to see in a post BTW. You may be able to find the parts you need by browsing the ifixit teardowns.

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  3. smallnshort247 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry about the damage. On another note, nice Mac Pro!
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    I don't see a Mac Pro. Anyway, the OP will need to buy a new glass piece, glass adhesive strips, a new hinge cover, and new hinges. It might just be worth it to purchase a new display assembly... It would be in your best interest to purchase a new display assembly, because of the time it would take to repair that yourself.

    I am not sure if you have a 15" or 13" (but I am fairly certain it is a 13"), so I will just post links for both.

    15" glossy display assembly
    15" antiglare display assembly

    13" glossy display assembly
     
  5. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks everyone for your help. There is a mac pro on the first pic, didnt realize that lol.

    This thread is still open to suggestions =)

    I went to apple and they quoted $881 for a new screen assembly... =(
     
  6. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

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    btw, thanks for reposting the pics! Coulnt work the first time.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Wow, was it dropped?
    I'm glad my thing didn't spring open like yours did when I dropped mine.

    AppleCare wouldn't have covered the damage unfortunately if you had it. You should probably still take it in and see what they say.
     
  8. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    OP is it a 13 inch or a 15 inch?
    And yea like the above user asked, Was it dropped?
     
  9. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it was dropped. It is a 15in laptop. Any idea what parts I need to get this fixed? I can get it done myself, just need to know the parts.
     
  10. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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  11. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    800 bucks....HUH???????? I just had my entire screen assembly replaced at Apple and the charge listed on the receipt was $367.00. Granted I did not have to pay because it was under warranty. What gives with the 800 price tag? Can post a copy of receipt is needed.
     
  12. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ugh, im debating if I should sell it for a lame price. Its a great computer, just need a new battery and charger plus the screen. Im deciding if I should repair it myself or get a professional.

    Apple said they need to replace the entire unit which is stupid because I dont need a new LCD panel or wifi antenna which is $867 canadian...
     
  13. dannieloco macrumors newbie

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    Ive opened many macbook pros and it's REALLY NOT THAT HARD TO DO THAT. I just cant seem to find what screws to tighten to fix the hinge.. My hinge isnt too loose but it rocks back and forth and I want to fix it!

    Any ideas??
     

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