help! is this a bug/is it normal?? 17" macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by i-unit123, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. i-unit123 macrumors member


    May 26, 2006

    i just opened up my 17" macbook pro, and everything seems fine except for one thing. the screen seems very eager to close. it seems almost like the hinge of the screen is loose, and when the laptop gets angeled at all, the screen falls forward and shut. usually its ok, but when moving hte computer, even gently, often the display falls shut. im guesing this isnt normal? just i call apple about this, or am i being ridiculous. i do feel lucky i dont have any other issues. is the hinge on the 17" an issue/bug i should get checked out?

    on a side note, how can i tell if apple underclocked my video card, and is it easy to clock it back up to the norm?
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    My 15" MBP doesn't have the screen flop down. However, my 17" does just what you described.
  3. Duderonimous macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2006
    This is not "normal"

    but, evidently it is not uncommon either.

    I have no such problem on my 17" MBP. I've had it less than a week though.
  4. macidiot macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2002
  5. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    I have two MBP 17", don't ask why, but I open one of them and yes they seem like they want to close. However my stops at aroun 60 degrees and stays there. To me it does not bother me at all.
  6. wonga1127 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2006
    Wishing for a magic bus.
    Oh thats definatly bad, just send it to me, I'll fix it. :)

    If its a problem, just find the hinges and find a way to tighten them.
  7. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    The 17" obviously has a very heavy screen, so I'm not sure if that's considered "out of spec" by Apple. That said, mine isn't like that--it's tight enough that I can leave it at just about any angle and it will stay.

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