MacBook Air Hinge

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by App Downloader, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. App Downloader macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    When I first bought my MBA, when I tried to open it with one finger, it would go about 70 degrees before the bottom came up, but now I can open it with one finger to just about the end of the degrees.
    So just from curiosity, is my hinge getting a bit loose too fast?
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    yeah, mine too. i think it's not becoming loose, but becoming from too hard to become normal.
  3. RealScience macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2011
    My MBA 13" (delivered on the 4th of this month, so I've had it for 11 days now) hinge is definitely loosening. It was perfect when it arrived, but yesterday I noticed that if the machine is open past 90 degrees and I lift the lap desk to put it next to me when I'm getting up, the lid opens farther just from that fairly gentle motion. This is something I do every day, and I would have noticed if it was happening before the last couple of days. Since I'm still within the 14 days, I'm going to take it to the store this weekend and see what they think--while it's not a huge deal as it is now, I don't want it to get any worse.

    The machine is wonderful otherwise, I hope they can just tighten it a bit. I don't want the uncertainty of getting a whole new machine as a replacement even if they offer it.

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