macbook hinge creaks and 2nd hard disk

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by vistadude, May 10, 2013.

  1. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    I recently opened up my macbook late 2009 several times to put in a ssd and data doubler. The first ssd died in a week and ended up putting in a second one. The first thing I wondered is that if I want apple to replace the battery, will they refuse to service the notebook now that the superdrive is not there anymore?

    Secondly I'm hearing a big creaking sound when i close my macbook lid. I think the creak was always there before, but is it possible that one or more of the screws i took off and retightened to put in the data doubler made the hinge too tight?

    I followed this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLwBYKJudfo


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Depends on the Apple Genius, but they may refuse service till you put the original optical drive back in.
     
  3. smokeyrabbit macrumors 6502

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    If you can replace the hard drive, you can replace the battery yourself too. It just takes a special screw driver to get the battery out, but there are kits online or you can get yourself a tech screw driver set.
     

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