Black Macbook makes squeeky noise on hinges.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ronaldcastillo, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    My macbook tends to make noise when I close it, this only happens when my mac is heated up, and it disturbs me because I bring my macbook to school and it's embarrassing when your mac makes those noises. Is it because of the screws? My contract is out of date, and I don't want to attempt anything.

    Also, my macbook been dropping connections since I upgraded to Snow Leopard, will 10.6.2 be able to fix this update?
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It's normal. I wouldn't do anything unless it's causing you to have trouble closing the lid.

    Hmm...I haven't upgraded yet. I'll let you know what happens when I do.
     
  3. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It isn't normal, this hasn't happened to me for the past 3 years.
    How can it just happen now, when your saying it's normal?
    It isn't a sound coming from the computer software,
    it's coming from one of the parts.
     
  4. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    My hinges got squeaky like that, and then one of them broke. Apple wouldn't cover it under warranty, and it really sucked. I hadn't abused my macbook in any way, I use it all the time and travel with it and stuff, but it's always protected and never dropped or anything.
     
  5. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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    If you have Applecare, take it in to an apple store or send it in to Apple to have them take a look at it. If not, you can always take it to a AASP and have them adjust it too.
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Its pretty normal... My school white MacBook does it...
     
  7. boston44 macrumors 6502

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  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Is it squeaky or more like a click or a snap? If it's the latter, get it to an Apple store ASAP.
     
  9. Vader macrumors 65816

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    My BlackBook from '07 has had a squeaky hinge as long as I can remember.

    I leave mine open all the time when it is on the desk, and I don't take it around a whole lot, so it doesn't bother me greatly. If it annoys you, squirt a small amount of WD-40 on each side of the hinge, open and close it until the squeaking stops, then wipe all the excess away with a cloth and then polish the macbook clean with a microfiber cloth. Be sure not to let it get into the vent on the back.
     
  10. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Today I went to the Genius Bar to let them take a look at my macbook. About the wireless connection they said that it would cost me $300 to fix it. As I called Apple Care, they're charging me for free even though I've been out of warranty for a month now. This is why I love Apple. :apple:
     

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