macbook pro hinges

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cristobalviel, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. cristobalviel macrumors member

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    Hi everyone!

    I have a problem with the hinges of my macbook pro 13´

    the softness of the hinges is not any more, now it´s much stiffer than before, when i open the lid.

    what can i do about it?

    any liquid , or have to send it to the mac store

    Any suggestion

    thanks in advance
     
  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    You can try taking the computer apart and adjusting the hinges. If its still under AppleCare I would take it in before you attempt to do it yourself.
     
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Agreed -- if it's under warranty the best thing to do is let Apple deal with it. It'd be real sad if you tried to fix it yourself and in doing so made it such that Apple wouldn't fix it under warranty when they otherwise might have.
     
  4. Prelude2elude macrumors member

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    I have a problem with my hinge as well, sometimes when i close or move the lid it makes a loud pop or cracking noise. I recorded it on my phone so that when i bring it in they can hear it. Anyone take theirs in for this?

    Mine is still under Applecare until next month.

    p.s.- I'm not trying to hijack a thread, just didn't think it would make sense for me to make a whole new one when there is a recent hinge thread already.
     
  5. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Im pretty sure the cracking noise you are referring to is one that is common on a lot of laptops. Its from the hinge being tight/lack of lubrication.

    Also A+ job on continuing a thread instead of making another one!
     
  6. cristobalviel thread starter macrumors member

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    do you know if someone sale lubrication ?

    or .... exist for the mac ?
     
  7. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Any time of lubrication will be fine, even WD40 will do it just DONT spray it on...spray it on a q-tip or something and wipe it on the area. A lithium based lubricant would be the best.
     

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