Possible causes for the "I can't open my MBP" latch problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hajime, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello. I was not able to open my SR MBP 17" (summer 2007 model) this morning. I pushed the button many times but I could not open the lid. After checking on the internet, I managed to open it using a business card. Now, I notice that the button which opens the MBP cannot be pushed as much as before. What are the causes? Is there a good way to fix the problem by myself? I am quite sure that if I close the lid, I will have the same problem again. Thanks.
     
  2. protomind macrumors newbie

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    A small piece of debris may have fallen into you laptop (possibly through the latch slots) and worked its way behind the lower latch catch.
     
  3. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Were you able to resolve your problem? I'm taking my 2.33 to the apple store today to have them look at the problem.
     
  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    No. I just use a business card to open it. I will ask Apple to repair it later.
     
  5. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Hope it's in warranty. Local apple store quoted me $310 to repair the button my 2.33, which sticks a little.

    I think I'll just learn to live with the sticking.
     

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