I've had SIX macbook pros and at least as many macbooks this year and only one was without a defect out of the box (a macbook). All others had one or more issues and Apple either replaced them or I sent them back for a refund. I received a macbook two days ago and it has a faulty hinge - thumps when you open it. It works and all but I hate sending in a new machine for repair so i'm returning it. I ordered another one yesterday (the first was a week 44 and this one week 47) and just got it ten minutes ago. This one has an awful squeak on the right hinge every time I open the display. I really don't know what to do. I could send it in for repair and be without for a week and risk it being messed up further by Apple both cosmetically and functionally, or I could return it for a refund . If I do the latter I don't know what to buy next. Is there any way to lube the hinge without damaging it? That would be the best solution. I can't believe that i have such bad luck. I just can't believe it. And I can't believe that Apple doesn't have better quality control.