MacBook Pro hinge making cracking sounds while opening. Is this serious?

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Since about the 3rd day after I got my macbook pro the computer has been making cracking sounds when I open it. When it first started it just simply made one clicking sound when the hinge is halfway open. Now however, When it is open it makes cracking sounds that don't stop ( open 15 cracking sounds per open). Is this a serious issue that I need to address with my local (and very mean) genius or is this issue not going to continue to get progressively worse. If this does continue to get worse will the hinge crack open? what is this worst that could happen?
     
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    HAs this ever happened to you/someone you know?
     
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    its a june 09 pro. I purchased it June 13 so its been about 3 months.
    Edit: its a 17" if it matters.
     
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    18 cracking today. does this happen to anyone else? I really hate going to apple genius bar because i think they hATE ME THERE.
     
  7. hiohokaybye macrumors regular

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    Same here, I have a June 09 Macbook Pro 15" only two months old. It's making the noise when I open it on both side of the hinge. I going to take it to Apple whenever I have time.

    I hate going to the Apple Store as well, they scratched my computer last time I went there.
     
  8. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    My cracks all the time, however I dont think its that necessary to get it checked, Id like to save apple some money and let the people with the worse problems get fixed. Its to minor I think, actually my macbook pro is very poorly built but w/e it works and i have apple care
     
  9. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    Mine made those sounds, and a close inspection revealed hairline cracks in the clutch cover, Apple replaced it no questions asked.
     
  10. KyPosey macrumors regular

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    my macbook does it...i just try to ignore it.
     
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    It hasn't. But the sound of cracking when opening a laptop is a good enough reason to have it fixed immediately.
     
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    Thats what i am thinking. I don't mind it in its present state but am kinda taking this on a worst case scenario bases.
     

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