Macbook Pro 15 mid 2010, the metal near the hinge bulges up, will it crack?

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  1. Ckar, Nov 24, 2013
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    Ckar macrumors member

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    The black line shows where the slight bump is. It is not visible in the picture due to my camera phone quality and the flash. It is not really visible in real life either, but noticeable enough for me to find it without dificulty. If I run my finger over the area I can feel a bump. Maybe about 1mm overall in height. Will there be any problems in the future? Does anyone else have this problem with their laptop and what would you do?


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    EDIT: I took 2 better pictures, the line is now visible at a different angle after I ran my fingernail through it a couple of times.

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  3. mau5FN macrumors newbie

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    If you ask me, it looks like it was dropped. I can't think of anything that would cause that bulge there except for forcing the hinges by moving the screen back too far/too hard. Maybe you didn't drop it, but that's just what it looks like to me.
     
  4. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    Does anyone else ever have this same problem?

    I didn't drop it either, the corners are undented.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    From your photo, it looks like the screw head might be the culprit here..in which case, the screw may have worked loose and the head is standing too high...If the OP has no AC, it looks like a fairly simple job to open up and retighten that screw.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It will crack if you continue to bend the screen back to far. That is what has caused this.
     
  7. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    I agree, that area is where the screen screwed in.
    I assume because you always push back on the maximum screen tilt.
     
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