MacBook Pro 17" screen shakes when typing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by podiki, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. podiki macrumors member

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    I know the hinges have issues in the current MacBook Pro's, but is it normal for the screen to shake a little when you type? I don't think it's because the hinge is too loose, but because there's too much flexing going on in the whole display setup.

    I must say it's highly annoying. I'm considering going back with it.
     
  2. podiki thread starter macrumors member

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    Maybe I'm just the only one who's annoyed by this? :)
     
  3. FnuGk macrumors regular

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    are you banging the buttons when you type? :p

    never heard of this before :)
     
  4. illibball087 macrumors regular

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    bad hinge which is common in the new macbooks with those big of screens
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    1. Big 17" screen.
    2. Weak and underdesigned hinge.

    Result?
    Wobbly screen when hitting the keys too hard.

    Maybe try some gentle soft typing? ;)
     
  6. Eshyn macrumors member

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  7. EMKarelia macrumors regular

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    That's some heavy typing my friend. You'll kill your keys really fast.
     
  8. podiki thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually it's not heavy typing at all. It's just a shoddy design. Like it was said earlier, big heavy screen, weak hinge. I went to some stores and the amount of wobble seems to be normal. I guess I was just naive to not expect this from a premium product. Oh well, better get used to it. We'll see what the hinge does in a year from now. Better save up for Applecare...
     
  9. madhurdutta macrumors newbie

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    Are you under Apple Care? If yes, Go to your Apple Service Provider and ask them for replacement or repair. Having purchased a premium laptop, entitles you to expect it to be smooth and annoying.
     
  10. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    I went to test this on my 15" to see how hard I would have to hit to make it wobble. I immediately hit the caps lock key thinking that it would make me hit the keys harder.

    LOL
     
  11. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Could someone tell me why Apple thought it was a good idea to make the screen out of glass? I hate that when I pick up my machine with the screen open and it flops over, my old plastic Macbook never did that.
     
  12. podiki thread starter macrumors member

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    Look at all the posts on the net about the hinge. It works as designed. Apple says so. A lot of people might not be bothered, but I am. I guess I'm just more of a nitpicker than most. I'll make sure this doesn't happen next time. If in three years time I'm looking for a replacement it won't be a Mac if their hinge setup is still this flimsy.
     

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