Macbook Pro 13 hinge gap

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  1. xjosh macrumors regular

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    Hi.

    Is it normal to have a slight gap between the screen hinge and the body?
    On right side there is about 1mm and on left side there is 2mm.
    You can see it when the screen is open and when its closed on the back.

    Ill try to attach pictures later.

    But what do you guys amd girls think? :D
    Does yours have a gap?

    Thanks.
     
  2. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

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    Yes, mine has the exact same gap; 2mm on one side and only 1mm on the other. It's normal as far as I know.
     
  3. Blu101 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. No worries, hinge works and everything lines up perfectly when closed (or opened).
     
  4. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure its the hinge and not the hinge cover(black piece). The hinge cover can slide left to right.
     
  5. xjosh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm its the black piece (cover??).

    Dosent seem that i can get it to slide?
     
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  8. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    I have a picture of a gap on my hinge from my review for the bestskinsever skin for the 13" MacBook Pro.

    [​IMG]
    Click on it to enlarge it.
     
  9. xjosh thread starter macrumors regular

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    Left side where you can see the cable inside:

    [​IMG]

    Good right side:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Look just like mine. Don't worry about it.
     
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  13. ironruby macrumors newbie

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    The black plastic piece can be easily adjusted from side to side. Just close the lid, press your thumbs with slight pressure on the black plastic (one thumb on each end), then slide it so the gap is even on both sides.
     
  14. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Thats fine except the gaps are NOT the HINGE, it is the black plastic cover that runs between the hinges. You can easily slide this cover left and right but it will end up one way or another in time anyway.
     

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