How much pressure does the screen pivot take?

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  1. 1060120 macrumors newbie

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    My co worker needed my laptop for some quick check, and even though he treated it quite gently, I feel he forced the lip open quite a bit. Did my macbook get messed up? How much force can it take?
    He didn't smash it open, just kinda forced a bit until it stopped opening.
     
  2. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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  3. 1060120 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes sir. It does.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    It opens. It closes. That's what the hinges are designed to do.
    They will take _some_ punishment, and are not inherently fragile.
    You are likely making too much of this.

    But, if you have any concerns at all, even if a little irrational, and the laptop belongs to you, then it's pretty simple: Don't loan it out.
     
  5. 1060120 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh yeah I'm likely making too much of this for sure. I just wanted to know if there was any possibility.

    And yes , I will make sure to carry out your advice to full extent. Thanks !
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Sure, there is always a possibility of damage.
    But, any damage would be fairly obvious to you, just by looking, and also how the hinge feels when you move it.
     

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