MacBook Pro lid POPS!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Prelude2elude, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Prelude2elude macrumors member

    Prelude2elude

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    Hey everyone, my computer is approaching its 1 year applecare mark and i noticed this started to happen. At the bottom right of the hinge it makes a loud popping noise. Has anyone got this fixed from Apple?

    How long does it take? This is my only computer and i use it for school throughout the week.

    Here is my computer and this is what it sounds like.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qIWtFY5NZg
     
  2. parkp81 macrumors member

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    Just noticed mine's starting to do that as well and I have 2010 13".
     
  3. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, mine too. 2010 13".

    If I had an apple store anywhere close to me I would have taken it in already. Too bad the closest one is two hours away.
     
  4. Prelude2elude thread starter macrumors member

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    I might have to take mine in to Apple in Orland Park or Michigan Avenue. I would like to know the return rate though.
     
  5. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    I would guess that something just needs adjusted and could be done in store. If they have to send it out it could take a day or two or up to a couple weeks depending on whats wrong. If you decide to take yours in let me know what they say, I might have to make a trip.
     
  6. parkp81 macrumors member

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    Update for everyone:

    I dropped off my 13" 2010 mbp and just got it back from repair and all is well. Took 3 days, which to me was very fast turnaround from the day I dropped it off and till the day I got it back.

    Repair summary paper says:

    Item: 620-4943 Display Panel or Assembly was replaced.

    Take it in if you are having this issue, mine is now smooth no noise.:D
     
  7. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    ahhhhh just hose it with spray lube:D:D

    I KID I KID...sounds like hinge is tight.Mine was doing that before they replaced my display for another issue. It's all better now.
     
  8. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Mine too! My hinge was very tight, and would creak all the time. I had tons of dust under my display, so they replaced the entire display assembly (including aluminum lid, hinges, and all)! No more dust or creaking!
     
  9. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    If you're still under warranty, take it to your nearest Apple Store, I'm sure they'll replace your display assembly
     
  10. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to update this thread.

    I made the two hour trek to the Apple store in Indianapolis today from Central IL since I had some work to do over that way anyway.

    Ive never had work done at the apple store, but I must say I am impressed. The tech said they would replace the entire screen assembly for the hinge popping. They are also replacing the top case because I mentioned I have been having some issues with the keyboard backlight and the enter key, which is completely awesome because there was a small dent on the top case from a co-worker dropping something on it. They also don't have to ship it off, they have the parts in stock and it should be done in a few days.

    So I'll have a new MBP again minus the bottom cover and the logic board!
     
  11. parkp81 macrumors member

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  12. Prelude2elude thread starter macrumors member

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    awesome, thanks guys. I'm going to make an appointment soon, 3 days is not bad at all.
     
  13. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    They had mine done in 24 hours, but they did it at the store and had the parts in stock.
     
  14. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Definitely a good idea to have made that appointment, get a replacement while it's still gonna be free ;)

    My old iPhone 3G developed a crack on the dock port at 11 months 22 days old, got that replaced pronto :D
     

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