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kohsamui100

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Dec 21, 2016
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My A1707 has got flexgate for a few years now. I finally got another used A1707 with no issues.
How to keep it from getting flexgate or how to make it just take longer, if it ever gets flexgate?
 

iMacDragon

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Oct 18, 2008
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There probably isn't any way short of not opening/closing the lid any time not needed, as it's directly linked to the stress of this on the ribbon cable.
 

kohsamui100

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 21, 2016
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Just a thought... using a laptop-stand enforces opening the lid more than 90 degrees. That's one of the things I'm usually using.
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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Don't open the lid "way back".
Stick to around 90 degrees or just a little more, but not MUCH more.
 

JPack

macrumors G5
Mar 27, 2017
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Run it in clamshell mode.

Most people try to get rid of A1707 because of butterfly, flexgate, staingate, loose USB-C ports, and performance. It’s rare to see somebody try to buy another A1707, especially a used one.
 
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