Creaky Macbook Pro display hinge?!?!

trendkiller

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Dec 14, 2008
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Hi,

when ever I open or close my mac book pro the hinge seems to creak. it's intermittent and only creaks once, not constantly when opening or closing it.

Anyone else experienced this? I've got apple care, I've had it 2months, I don't really want to use my apple care if it's a common problem. It's not effecting the machine or annoying me, it's just it's allot of money on something if it's not a common thing.

Either way anyone else got a creaky hinge?

ta

TK
 

HLdan

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Well, creaky hinges are common on all laptops but not this soon in terms of how long you've had it. It's best that you have Apple fix it or at least look at it so they can document it before it gets worse and then they blame you for it if the hinge cracks or breaks.
 

trendkiller

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Dec 14, 2008
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yeah thats true, whilst it's not a problem now it could develop into one.

It's worth a trip to the apple store I suppose!

TK
 

C64

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Sep 3, 2008
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Try this first: take a string of waxy floss and move it up and down both sides of the hinge a few times. Fixed a lot of squeaks with that.
 

vbman213

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Apr 13, 2010
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Mine seems to creak very slightly from the right side. It is very intermittent.

It is not a loud "POP" or "SNAP" like the ones I've heard/seen on youtube. It is extremely quiet.

I don't have an Apple Store anywhere near me. Nearest one is 2 hour drive.
 

Constantine1337

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Dec 3, 2009
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Hi,

when ever I open or close my mac book pro the hinge seems to creak. it's intermittent and only creaks once, not constantly when opening or closing it.

Anyone else experienced this? I've got apple care, I've had it 2months, I don't really want to use my apple care if it's a common problem. It's not effecting the machine or annoying me, it's just it's allot of money on something if it's not a common thing.

Either way anyone else got a creaky hinge?

ta

TK
Same here. After 2 months of use same thing happens, especially when I flip open my display until the end. Its kinda annoying, as I payed 2300€*for i5 2.53 + SSD... Apple wanted to replace the display, but I had no time to leave it at the apple store. I hope it goes away eventually.
 

eng42ine

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Same here. After 2 months of use same thing happens, especially when I flip open my display until the end. Its kinda annoying, as I payed 2300€*for i5 2.53 + SSD... Apple wanted to replace the display, but I had no time to leave it at the apple store. I hope it goes away eventually.
So if your car is smoking while driving down the road, do you keep driving hoping that it goes away eventually?

And you really can't be without a computer for a few days?
 

Constantine1337

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Dec 3, 2009
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So if your car is smoking while driving down the road, do you keep driving hoping that it goes away eventually?

And you really can't be without a computer for a few days?
1. If my car door is squeeky like my laptop, I don't run away and have it repaired right away.

2. I can't be without a computer for a few days when I have my exams.
 

trendkiller

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Dec 14, 2008
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I think I'm going to take it back. Like I say it's only a few months old and it cost £1000, so I don't expect it to have a silly flaw like this. Hopefully it can be repaired easily. I've heard lots of stories of people doing diy repairs but I reckon that will void any warranty that I have on it.
 

Constantine1337

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Dec 3, 2009
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I think I'm going to take it back. Like I say it's only a few months old and it cost £1000, so I don't expect it to have a silly flaw like this. Hopefully it can be repaired easily. I've heard lots of stories of people doing diy repairs but I reckon that will void any warranty that I have on it.
Repairing the display hinge will void your warranty. Apple can repair that for you, its not that big of a deal. Worst case scenario = you'll have to leave it at the apple store for a few days.