MacBook Pro lid won't open

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by peppermints, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. peppermints macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    I have a 2007 MBP (Santa Rosa) that won't open unless I take a flat tool in between the screen bezel and the top case and manually remove the latches from their slots.

    When the little button on the front of the computer is pressed, nothing happens. I doesn't even 'push in', it just resists, no matter how hard I press.

    Has anyone else encountered this problem or have any ideas how to fix this? Thanks a lot!
  2. peppermints thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
  3. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2009
    Columbus, OH
  4. Jasoco macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2006
    The only way I can see this even being possible is if A) the hinge was busted or B) the magnet has gone into overdrive. And seeing as the second one is impossible, it has to be the first.

    Warranty? No, I assume not. Still, you could take it to an Apple Store and show them the problem. See if it's fixable or not.

    Or sell it on eBay and get a new one that will probably be coming out in the next few months.
  5. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Yeah, I would run it up to an Apple store, or authorized reseller, and see what they think. That would drive me nuts. Though I have a similar MBP and my latch gives me tons of issues too. Have to open it with two hands, lid won't separate on it's own.

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