Common MacBook Ailments

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by w00t951, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. w00t951, Dec 21, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012

    w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I've owned three of Apple's unibody machines, and all of them have had the same problems. What is it with Apple and their quality testing?

    • 2008 15" MacBook Pro
    • 2009 13" MacBook Pro
    • 2011 15" MacBook Pro

    All of the above have had both of the following:
    • Creaking hinge.
    • Buzzing fans.

    Why can't they figure out how to stop these problems from occurring? The fans are easily fixed with a screwdriver and lubricant, but the squeaking and creaking hinge issue is impossible to resolve without removing the display assembly from the body of the laptop (which is damn near impossible).

    My 2011 Mac just started buzzing today, and it's been creaking for a few weeks now. All my machines do is sit on a desk all day. These are all $2000+ machines - I expect quality.
  2. TC400 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    My brother had a MBA that kind of creaked at the bottom when you picked it up defiantly did not sound pleasant. I never had any issues with my 2010 21.5 inch iMac. I do plan on getting a 15 inch rMBP very soon I hope it doesn't have any quality issues like you mentioned above or any display issues I expect that laptop to be very high quality for what is cost.

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