hinge & opening closing lid every day of macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sossity, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    I know this may seem silly to ask, but I have read that the hinge is a bit vulnerable on the macbook pro, & mine will mostly be at home on a desk, but I may occasionally take it out. When I have it at home & shut down for the day, will closing the lid, & then opening it the next day weaken it? could I just leave the lid open when the laptop is shut down at the desk?
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    Not only is the hinge vulnerable, but the entire computer. In order to keep it from weakening, you shouldn't ever turn it on.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Routine usage will not cause a problem. These are likely subjected to testing on the order of hundreds of thousands of hinge cycles to ensure that they'll survive it.

    I open and close mine several times a day. It's a laptop, it travels, and it's made to do just that.

    Don't worry about it.
     

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