Macbook hinge noise

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Caris, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2006
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    I just got my new white unibody Macbook in the post today and I have one small problem.

    When I open the lid the hinge makes a little click noise every time it goes past the vertical position. It doesn't happen when I close it just open. The noise is very quiet, it's not loud or anything like that. I'm just curious to see if anyone else has had a problem like this before?

    I'm pretty sure it's cause the laptop is new and it will just go away but I just wanted to quickly ask on here but I spend all day putting my data on the machine and settings it up.

  2. zachhwilliams macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2010
    Sounds Similar

    I can hear a slight click on may MacBook (Aluminum Unibody) whenever I lift my MacBook on an angle, don't think it's the hinge. I would guess (probably totally wrong) that it would be the hard drive writing arm clicking when it is in a different position, not sure, if anyone knows the answer it'd be great to know.
  3. lokster macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2010
    its brand new, maybe because its still fresh and clicks on a certain angle? if you dont feel comfy take it to apple or wherever u bought it and explain to them you dont feel safe about the click, after spending at least 1000$ im sure they would accommodate your issue
  4. deraj090 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2010
    find a cure for this? Or a reason for the hinge noise? I'm about to purchase one -- wanna make sure I'm not getting crap.

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