Loose lid latch on Powerbook G4 15"

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by trevorshubin, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. trevorshubin macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2010
    Yorba Linda
    Has anyone tried getting the play out of the lid on the 15" Powerbook G4?

    When mine is closed it doesn't hold tight. I am wondering if a drop of epoxy could be put on the top of the hook on the lid latch to make it clip tighter against the metal latch on the base. The hook is pretty flimsy though so it would have to be pretty precise as to not put tension on the hook, just to absorb the slack between the two surfaces.

    I was also thinking of attempting to convert the latch into the magnetic type that the unibody MBP has.

    Any thoughts or insights are welcome.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    The epoxy thing might work. As for making the latch all magnetic. I don't think so. There is hardly any room in the LCD frame for some magnets and just as little in the palm rest.
  3. MattMK45 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2009
    United Kingdom
    This seems to be a common problem with ageing powerbooks, I should know because my latch doesen't hold either. I can get it to shut sometimes if I am forceful enough but I don't want to really do anymore harm so I'm pretty much used to it now.

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