Can Aluminum Macbook 13 Inch Hinge Break?

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  1. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    hi, i have seen videos on youtube about people's macbook air's hinge breaking. i have an aluminum macbook 13 inch and i was just wondering if this could break too, and if it can, what can i do to prevent it? ok thanks in advance!
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Don't drop your macbook.
     
  3. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Anything can "break," especially seeing how it's a moving part.

    I haven't heard of anybody's Unibody hinge breaking...there have been complaints that it gets stiff/loose over time, but nothing about completely failing.
     
  4. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    The obvious thing would be not to drop your MacBook or slam the lid shut, but I haven't heard of the hinges failing :S
     
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  6. chill. macrumors 6502

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    looks like a macbook air, which i remember many of which had hinge issues, not the unibody macbook

    edit: misread op
    the macbook air first generation had a lot of people complaining about the hinge breaking, but the unibody macbook hasn't really had any widespread problems
     
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  8. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    I have a unibody with hinge issues.. It is not broken like that video, but my hinge sucks.

    It is quite loose (screen moves too freely) and also makes a cracking sound when I open/close it.
     

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