MacBook Pro Clutch cover

paranoidmac

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 5, 2012
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Hi

I have a macbook pro 15" early 2011.

the clutch cover(the black plastic covering the hinge) on my macbook pro makes a clicking sound when i slightly press that in the left side. Sometimes i get a clicking sound when i open the lid of my macbook pro.

Is this normal??
 

bullride

macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2008
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my macbook pro 15"early 2011 did the same thing and the clutch cover broke last week. At the end i should have complained when i bought it. it always annoyed me to have such a cheap plastic piece on a highend, unibody macbook pro..

i'm now looking for a spare clutch cover for a macbook pro 15" Early 2011.. replacing it should be a straight forward exercise.
 

Wrightpd

macrumors newbie
Jun 16, 2012
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UK
I have a issue with my early 2011 MacBook pro's hinge cover, it has developed a hairline crack about 4cm long from the right hand edge,, reading around a lot of people say this can be caused due o rapid heating and cooling,

Anyway the part is avaiAble here

http://www.doctorhappymacparts.co.uk/parts/900331.html

Any not sure how easy it is too fit, if anyone has done this before any advise would be great

Paul
 

bullride

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Aug 9, 2008
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Astroboy907

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May 6, 2012
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Spaceball One
I'm not sure if that's the right part..and it's very expensive for a recycled one.

take a look at this:

http://www.macpartsonline.com/922-9324-clutch-cover-display-15inch-i5-i7-macbook-pro-mid-2010-a1286.html

in germany there's another seller:

http://blitzeyes.eu/macbook-parts/brand-new-apple-macbook-pro-unibody-a1286-hinge-clutch-cover-10-11-year.html

installing the part shouldn't be too difficult. there are plenty of tutorial videos online..

i'll order mine tomorrow...
Replacing, BTW, takes entire removal of the screen assembly. FYI :) Not exactly easy, but takes about 1hr to do it right..

Make sure you have torx screwdrivers around!!
 

bullride

macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2008
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Yeah i know but still shouldn't be a problem.. as long as there are no glued parts, of course.
that's when it gets tricky, when the aluminium pieces stick and bend and break :)
 

Ckar

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Nov 14, 2013
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Does anyone know the steps to remove the black clutch cover from the LCD display hinge? I have to replace mine. (This is for a MacBook Pro 15 Mid 2010).

Does anyone know how such a crack occurs?