I found a solution to the 15"uMBP loose hinge!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Gr80Likes2Boogi, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Gr80Likes2Boogi macrumors regular

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    LOCTITE!

    Thread sealer!

    I was getting VERY annoyed at my bi-monthly open-the-bottom-case-and-tighten-the-hinge-screws for my late 08 uMBP. Eventually, cranking down the screws won't work as I'll strip either the heads or the threads. I put some Loc-Tite thread sealer on it and I gotta tell you- it's been 3 weeks and no sign of loosening up.

    Anyone else have this sort of solution? I can't take it to the genius bar every week =)
     
  2. jpma macrumors 6502

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  3. frankieboy macrumors regular

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    I had noticed the hinge on my new uMBP was looser than my previous AlBook Core 2 Duo, but not enough, yet, to require tightening anything up.

    Thanks for your post, though, I'll keep Loctite in mind.
     
  4. sn0warmy macrumors 6502a

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    I love Loctite.

    I've used it on loose rivets in the base of the blades on my hockey skates. I've been skating on them 2 times a week for over a year without any sign of coming lose.

    If it works in that environment I'm sure it will work for the lifetime of the laptop.
     
  5. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    Loctite is good, but dont use it on the shallow MBP screws. When you need to take them off at a later date, you might strip the screw heads. The screws are very soft.
    I used teflon film. Works great and it keeps the screws snug enough to last awhile.
     

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