Click when opening screen?!?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Flunkyturtle, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Flunkyturtle macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    Just noticed my RMB is making an annoying click when I open the screen, I've done it about 20 times and when the "click" happens isn't consistent. It sounds like something stuck or rubbing against itself. It literally lives in clamshell mode all day every day so no chance of damaging it. Any had similar? I'm going to call apple tomorrow but just seeing if anyone's has had something similar?
  2. Nychot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2011
    Dont have that problem, but is it really driving you crazy?
  3. SteveJUAE macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2015
    Land of Smiles
    Do a quick search there was a similar thread not so long back, it had me spinning my rMB around trying to replicate the click :)
  4. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    Yeah lol if it's on my lap every type I type you can hear it every couple of seconds.

    Got it booked in to get looked at next Friday
  5. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    Handed in for a replacement screen hopefully get it back early next week
  6. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    It's the aluminum of the chassis flexing. It can be resolved somewhat by loosening the screws on the bottom and then carefully re-tightening, but mine still does it to some extent. The chassis isn't really stiff enough to avoid a bit of flex when you pick it up or move it so I would not expect any fix to be permanent.
  7. Flunkyturtle thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 20, 2011
    If that's the case then I'll be returning it and asking for a rmbp lol I'll give them a chance though
  8. hcole623 macrumors regular


    Oct 4, 2013
    My rMB has also developed a creak in the chassis when opening the lid. I agree with others that the creak is coming from the bottom plate. I haven't tried the loosening and re-torqueing the screws yet. Mine can be easily replicated by picking up the notebook by the front edge of the chassis with the display open.

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