black macbook hinge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drater, May 12, 2007.

  1. drater macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I know this has probably been answered, but I can't find the answer and have been searching for a while. Does anyone know what is up with the right hinge of the black macbook? its squeeks like a haunted house door! how to do I fix it? Its pretty annoying and worries me a little...:cool:
  2. dannewell15 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    How long have you had it? My whitebook hasn't started doing it yet.
  3. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    I've had a few macbooks with hinges like that, both left and right. However, my conclusion is that it's not the hinge itself but rather the plastic from the screen bezel that's rubbing against the main unit. You may want to try tightenibng or loosening the screws closest to the hinge in the back - that will move the plastic in the area and I've found that it can alleviate the squeaking. If you have an apple store nearby I'd just take it in and let them deal.

    My impression is that the black one is more prone to this. Maybe the design is for the white one and then because of the layer of whatever it is they treat the shiny black plastic with to make it matte, it adds an extra mm to it?
  4. dannewell15 macrumors regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    Ah. Good point PDE, hopefully mine won't do it in that case.
  5. Braveheart macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2006
    I had the same problem, however I fixed it by using a cue tip dipped in a small amount of washing up liquid and then dabbing it on the hinge. The washing up liquid in its undiluted state worked as a perfect lubricant. This was a couple of months ago and I haven't heard a squeak since.

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