Black plastic under display: it moves! (Ever so slightly, with force) Is that normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NPChaikin, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. NPChaikin macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    The little black plastic under the display moves ever so slightly if I move it myself. I noticed as I was wiping it. Is this normal?
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Do you have a picture of it? Although from what you've said so far it sounds like some dust or debris got in between the display and the backlight.
  3. NPChaikin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2007
    I think you're confused; the black plastic that covers the hinge I presume, directly below the display when the laptop is open, moves along the hinge SO slightly if I move it.
  4. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Maine, US
    Mine does it a little bit too. You can wiggle it around if you try hard enough. I'm sure it's fine. Don't worry about it.
  5. itisme1760 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2008
    My black plastic thingy, if I rub my finger across it with enough pressure, it makes a popping noise. As if the plastic is popping back and forth.
  6. NickM macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2009
    Unless you noticed it moving or making noise WITHOUT poking, pushing, or pulling on it, I wouldn't worry about it...and I'd also stop messing with it ;)
    Don't want to make it any worse...
  7. La-vida227 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2009
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    You know, if I press my laptop's screen hard enough, it breaks.

    Is this normal?
  9. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    It's the small strip of plastic that houses the wireless antenna and the Bluetooth. Mine popped out, and took it to Apple.
  10. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    Pictures, or it didn't happen! :p
  11. Nikos macrumors 68000


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    I just tried to move mine but it seems to be rock solid.
  12. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
  13. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I guess Rev. A designs needs to be a little bit more refined.
  14. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    I just found this thread in a search. Mine's started to make creaky noises near it's left edge. I noticed it while wiping some dust. It just started making this noise in the last week or so. If I push on it just a little it creaks under my fingers. I don't mind it except that I'm worried it'll get worse.:(
  15. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    You know you should really keep your bloody paws off the screen anyway. Seriously I would not be applying any pressure to the screens unless to clean it with a micro cloth other than that I catch someone touching my screen I will cut there damn fingers off.
    I say all this as a Photographer that has shot more commercial aircraft flat panel display's than I care to talk about and engineers are constantly putting there fingers all over the display's. Just want to make sure that if you touch the damn screen does that really illustrate there point any better than simply pointing at the stupid thing. Okay that was about 20 years of frustrating cleaning i had to do over these bozo's. Rant over:)

    I also have two kids that do the same thing and there not toddlers either
  16. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    It's not the screen. It's the black plastic covering the hinge under the screen.
  17. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009

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