MacBook Pro Clutch cover

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by paranoidmac, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. paranoidmac macrumors newbie

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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??
     
  2. bullride macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  3. Wrightpd macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  4. bullride macrumors newbie

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  5. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    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!!
     
  6. bullride macrumors newbie

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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 :)
     
  7. bullride macrumors newbie

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  8. Ckar macrumors member

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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?
     
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