MBP won't shut

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Walt DI, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Walt DI macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Recently, when trying to close my MPB, it hasn't been shutting. Like everytime i close it, it springs right back up.

    Anyone know how to fix this problem?
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    The latches that normally keep it shut are above the LCD on either side of the webcam. They are normally pulled down by magnets in the base (in fact, the case is magnetic near the button on the front). If the latches get magnetized in such a way that they are repelled by the magnets in the base, they will no longer engage. This happened to me when I was playing with a strong magnet near the latches. To fix it, you just need to remagnetize them with the opposite polarity. For me, all I had to do was bring the same magnet near them, but flipped around.

    If that doesn't work, take it to Apple.
  3. Walt DI thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    So basically, bring another magnet to the latches above the LCD? but i mean, the latch things come out when i shut it, but it just seems as if it wont grab it or latch properly.
  4. Walt DI thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Go directly to the Genius Bar. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

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