MbP 2018 15". Screen is loose, opening and closing.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spicy_guy, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. spicy_guy macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2018
    Home of Bears and Cubs
    Anyone has any inputs on this issue? I own 2015 MbP and bought 2018 MbP 15".
    2018 when I just tilt it, the screen moves (hinge?). But the 2015 MbP is tight. It screen does not move freely, no matter how I tilt it. I have to manually do it.

    I bought it straight from Apple a month ago. Its past 14 days. But I still want to take it to store and see what they say about this.

    Any inputs?
  2. Painter2002 macrumors 6502a


    May 9, 2017
    Austin, TX
    I would take it in and have Apple look at it. It's possible that the hinge is a bit too loose. On my MacBook Pro (2017), the screen doesn't budge when you move or tilt the computer.
  3. Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2017
    My 13" 2018 hinge is just tight enough, doesn't move no matter how I move the laptop. Get it checked, they should fix this while it's under warranty.
  4. spicy_guy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2018
    Home of Bears and Cubs
    Thanks all! I am going to take it to them in couple days.
  5. VV1, Jan 24, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2019

    VV1 macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2019
    Mac book Pro 2018 Wobbly / loose screen hinge when opening
    Hi < I have had to take my new MBPro 2018 15inch back to PC world for a refund after having exchanged once already.
    The Screen wobbles when you open up the lap top with little force . My MB air 2010 does not do this , I had spoken to apple and did not think that this was normal either. The second MPpro exchange was less wobbly but was there . I decided to take it back for a refund as I think that the second machine would get worse over time , I am not convinced that it wont and that this is normal for this model. The first one got worse after a few weeks of minimal use.
    Interestingly all the display units at PC world/curry's had behaved the same.
    Quite disappointed , everything else about the machine is what I wanted , but I'm just not prepared to take the risk on having this get worse or the potential need to get it repaired down the line after spending £2250 on an item that should not do this in the first place. Will wait for the next cycle of MB pro' to come out in 2019 and review the upgrade. Still want a new Mac not going down the Windows route ether after having Mac for so many years and using pc's for work.
    Hope Apple will have a look at this and release some information about this particular issue.

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