Macbook 12 creaking

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  1. Visly macrumors member

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    Since 3 days i bought Macbook 12 there is a creaking in the left side of laptop when i am slowly opening it and closing.The creaking is hearing from the side where is left side of speaker.

    when I hold up the hand in that place it stops creaking

    Unfortunately i didnt have opportunity to take in apple store because i bought it from my friend.Im live in the Ukraine.

    The people in service center said that is minor defect
    thay said its either lost by the time or decided by disassembling and assembling back case

    Anyone of owners macbook 12 has it?
    What do you thinking about it?

    I think it manufacturing problems with first computers
     
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  3. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    So I believe there's two little feet on the screen half that touch the table when you have the screen open in order to prop the macbook up at an angle, if I'm not mistaken. Could the creaking you hear be those little pieces rubbing on the table (which is why you don't hear it when you pick it up)?

    I could be totally wrong about this, but I thought I saw that the outside bottom edge of the screen touches the table when the screen is opened all the way.
     
  4. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    The creaking hearing from here( I attach picture and show arrow)

    And when i hold my hand very strong on left side of speaker the creaking stops
     

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  5. 0x100 macrumors regular

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    My macbook pro screen creaks because its misaligned at the factory. Same here?
     
  6. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    my macbook starts creaking after 3 days

    i think its repairable because i don't wanna to send it to appstore and wait 3 weeks or more

    but im happy that when i hold it its stops creaking

    probably it's rubs something

    is it possible to disassemble and reassemble case on this macbook?
     
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    I don't understand why you would think it is repairable because you don't want to send it off to get fixed.
     
  9. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    On next week i take it in autorhized service center and hope they fix it

    i want to ask is it possible to disassemble the case on rMB?
    as i understand to glue WD40 between hinge and the case its needed to do

    or not?
     
  10. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    I was TOTALLY kidding about the WD-40, do NOT use that lol. :eek::p
     
  11. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    ok
    if serious what do you recommended?
     
  12. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    If its going to bother you i would just take it to the genius bar and have them order you a new one. And I'm sure while you wait for the new one to come in they will let you use your current one. Whenever the new one comes go in and swap it. Easy peasy.
     
  13. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Agree - stay away - WD40 is a solvent - NOT a lubricant like everyone thinks.

    Use it for rubbing out stains on steel tops ;)
     
  14. vanimal macrumors 6502a

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    Hell i don't even like using WD-40 on my motorcycle. That **** gets EVERYWHERE! Although like mentioned its REALLY good on getting stubborn stains off the rims like chain wax that has flung off onto the rim ;)
     
  15. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    Well
    its strange, but creaking is gone:)

    only in rare situations when you hold macbook by one hand its little creaking
     
  16. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Could have been dirt in the hinge. Did you try rinsing it under the tap? :D
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    WD40 is also a light duty lubricant .
     
  18. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    I noticed that over time the hinges became tighter and when you open and closing laptop its become more stonger
    Previously, it was easier to open case

    now hinges like in my previous pro retina 13


    Is it normal?
     
  19. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't looked closely enough at the new rMB to give an accurate assessment, but whenever my 11" MBA creaks from the hinge I tighten the torx screws on the back of the device and that usually solves the issue..

    Again, I don't own an rMB, nor do I know how they are constructed, so YMMV.
     
  20. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    No
    my macbook 12 stop creaking
    its all ok now

    but hinges become tighter now than earlier

    maybe its good
    i dont know
    some people, contrary , complain about the weak hinges on their macbooks
     
  21. headcase macrumors 6502

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    +1. I just started experiencing this issue on the rMB I've been testing over the last two weeks. Will be a shame if this is a common problem that begins to appear on this model.
     
  22. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    creaking on my macbook 12 stopped about week later and now fine)
    do you have the same and it don't wanna to stop?
    can you explain more details of you creaking
     
  23. headcase macrumors 6502

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    Its the exact same problem detailed by the thread starter.
     
  24. Visly thread starter macrumors member

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    I think eventually it will go away

    what model of yours macbook?
     
  25. headcase macrumors 6502

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    1.2 / 512GB, but I suspect that has little to do with it.
     

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