Hinge click on Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fenjen, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. fenjen macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Hi guys,

    very often when I open or close my Macbook the hinge will click.
    I'm not really That concerned by the sound itself, but I'm worried something might eventually break or something. I've tried opening it and moving some things around/ tightening some screws and while this often fixes the problem for a small time, it seems to always come back.

    So my questions are:
    Is this damaging my Macbook and is there a permanent way to fix this?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mattward macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2013
    it sounds like some of the screws holding the hinges down are stripped. Maybe if you replaced the screws it would stop. But it doesn't sound like a serious problem.
  3. giraffeboy27 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
    I had the exact same problem. It is the plastic hinge. if you press down in the centre of it, it should make a similar sound. Plastic warps with heat, and so as you use your computer, the heating and cooling of hinge makes it change shape slightly, and the noise you are hearing when you open/close the lid is the plastic flexing.

    I know it might bother you (it really worried me) mine has sorted itself out. It's best to just leave it, as opening the screen and trying to fix it could cause worse damage.

    Hope this helps :)

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