Clicking noise from the Screen base

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alienworkshoper, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Alienworkshoper macrumors member

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    On that black cover thing that runs over and under the space where the screen connects to the computer. If I run my finger along it (applying hardly any pressure) It makes this clicking and creaking noise.

    It also makes a similar noise when picking the laptop up from the back. DO they all do this?
     
  2. mtip macrumors member

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    Mine doesn't.
     
  3. Jottle macrumors 6502

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    Mine does. That piece tends to fit kind of loose on most mbp's. You could get a genius to replace it, but there's no guarantee that the new one would not make that sound. Unless it bothers you all the time, I would leave it alone. Plastic flexes. And that black piece (the clutch) is all plastic.
     
  4. Politis macrumors regular

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    Thanks a bunch, now you got me running my finger along that black plastic cover. Yuk, it was dusty but only made one click. Are you the compulsive type?
    I am kind of obsessed by the loose, louder click made every time I hit the space bar.
     
  5. Jottle macrumors 6502

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    Very much the compulsive type. So I try to "live with" any defects in my computer gear. It's a way of teaching myself not to worry about minor things.
     
  6. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    On my 13" I had that problem, it was quite loose.
    Since getting my 15" a while back, the clutch cover (It's what that piece is called) has been perfectly tight and nice.
     

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