Does Your Macbook Creek?

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  1. Ironduke Suspended

    Ironduke

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    when you open and shut the Lid?

    mine sounds like one of those old haunted houses, good job I dont go the library:p
     
  2. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Do you mean creak? Mine is silent when I open it.
     
  3. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    Mine done that too. I just put a drop of baby oil on each of the hinges, wiped up the excess, and it stopped.
     
  4. David G. macrumors 65816

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    If olive oil is made of olives, what is baby oil made of?
     
  5. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

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    1) Yes, so does mine.

    2) It is clearly made of babies.
     
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    Mine doesn't creak, but it sounds like it is cracking something when it first starts moving.
     
  8. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

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    Mine creaks if I put pressure on it while I close it. But it doesn't creak while opening. I think this started one day when I was cleaning the case with alcohol. Also, it only creaks if I close it slowly. If I do it at regular speed, it doesn't creak.
     
  9. walnuts macrumors 6502

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    Are you talking about the superdrive? My macbook does something with its superdrive each time it wakes from sleep (it almost sounds like it is taking a disc in, though only for a moment, which might sound a little bit like a creak)
     
  10. Ironduke thread starter Suspended

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    no the superdrive doesnt sound like a creaking door, dont be silly:D
     
  11. Ironduke thread starter Suspended

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    isnt that dangerous seeing as wires to the screen go through the hinge?
     
  12. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No, but I cannot brook the sound it makes while streaming video or downloading torrents. I feel like I've been sold down the river...

    ;)
     
  13. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601

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    I had this problem. It was annoying as hell.

    Sent it in 3 times and Apple never got it fixed. Ended up giving me a replacement but then I said I'd pay the difference for a MBP... and that's where I am now.
     
  14. Dsr1205 macrumors 6502

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    cheese
     
  15. Zer0 macrumors regular

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    +1

    7 months since I did that and it is as quite as a sleeping baby :)
     
  16. KruseF1 macrumors newbie

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    Mine definitely creaked big time. That old haunted house sound describes it well. The cause is the piece of plastic covering the hinge support. Took mine apart and re-adjusted, good as new.
     
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    Mine does it too. It has gotten to the point that I don't notice it anymore, but it bothered me at first.
     
  19. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't use any olive/vegetable oil what-so-ever.
     
  20. AppleNinja macrumors member

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    my clicky thingy creak if i push down on it but don't click...
     
  21. Italchef macrumors 6502

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    Nice one. And here I thought mine was just brooken as well. I guess there was no need to get my hair all in rivulets...
     
  22. razyorv macrumors member

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    Mine used to creak but I stuck piece of waxed floss between the hinges and now it's perfectly silent.
     
  23. tom. macrumors 6502

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    Mine does, doesn't bother me though, which is weird since usually those kind of things drive me insane.
     
  24. krye macrumors 68000

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    Drool
     
  25. AlexanderTgreat macrumors member

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    Yup sure does but not as bad as my first two did
     

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