MBP lid grates after drop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cagle, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Cagle macrumors regular

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    my mid 2010 macbook pro fell about 2 feet onto the floor and now the lid makes a faint grating noise when opened and closed. Looking at it carefully, I can’t see what is generating the friction but I have noticed that the black plastic hinge backing can be moved left and right, although I don’t know if this was the case before the drop. Is there anything that can be done to fix the grating, or am I stuck with it?
     
  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Mine, which has never been dropped makes the same noise. Sort of like a swish sound when you open and close the lid. Nothing is binding, nothing is rubbing apart, I think it is just normal friction and I don't worry about it.

    Chances are yours always made this noise but you are just noticing it now since you dropped it.
     
  3. Cagle, Apr 26, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2011

    Cagle thread starter macrumors regular

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    mine didnt make this noise before the drop, its a grating noise; i'd gladly take a swish noise over this sound.

    does your black plastic hinge at the back, move from side to side when pushed gently?
     
  4. ConnYoungy macrumors 6502a

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    the black cover on the hinge that you mentioned moves on mine as well, only about 1.5mm or so, never been dropped or even moved suddenly since i bought it last week, but if its all the way to the left or right it makes the sound youre referring to when i open & close the lid

    just move the black covering slightly away from the aluminium!
     

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