hinge click

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  1. bearcats087 macrumors member

    bearcats087

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    everytime or just about every time i open my mbp lid it makes a dull click type noise and sometimes when i adjust the angle of the lid it does it again if its been sitting there for awhile. when i close the mbp the hinge makes a dull click again most of the time. I'm still within the return period and am wondering if this is a cause for concern.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It shouldn't make that noise, did it fall down?

    Just bring it to the store, if you can, and let them have a look at it. Maybe make an appointment to not have to wait that long.
     
  3. bearcats087 thread starter macrumors member

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    no its like a week old and never been dropped its just odd and i might just be picky but it definitely makes a faint dull click
     
  4. bearcats087 thread starter macrumors member

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    also when i push on the black part of the hinge on the back it makes a creaking noise on the left side of the hinge
     
  5. madonionrings macrumors member

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    Normal. I think you should consider OCD as the culprit.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    My MB/Ps don't make such noises though, but the OP could be exaggerating.
     
  7. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    Sounds like the hinge is a little snug. I would bring it in.
     
  8. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    My MacBook Pro's hinge creaks. Its normal apparently.
     
  10. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    I assure you neither mine nor anyone else's I know, personally, have creaking or cracking issues. It's abnormal.
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Its hardly an 'issue'. I was curious about it when it first came about, so I looked it up and I found that a fair amount of others have it too... So I ignored it. :D
     
  12. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    If mine was making noises it wasn't designed to make, then I would be concerned. Just because it's not a problem at the moment doesn't mean it won't cause issues down the road.
     
  13. Gurutech macrumors 6502

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    If it bothers you enough, get a refund. Since it's a week old, you are in 14-day return period.
     
  14. hotgrease macrumors regular

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    Just exchange it. I love how people just accept these things as normal... There is such thing as a widespread defect - that's what recalls are for.
     
  15. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Really? Going through the bother of sending it back and getting a new one just because the hinge creaks a little...?
     
  16. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    A creak now could turn to a grind and a crack later.

    If you bought a new car would you be concerned if you heard a creak come from the frame every time you hit a bump?
     
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  18. bearcats087 thread starter macrumors member

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    when i push on the black plastic cover it makes a creak noise on the left side but not the right side could it just be a loose screw?
     
  19. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    theres nothing we can do here on MR, take it to the dam store
     
  20. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Take it to the Apple Store to have it repaired.
     

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