Does it creak at all? When I press down on the left hand side of my hinge it makes a cracking sound and pushes down at least two mm. Since it doesn't do that on the right side it makes me think the plastic is not properly connected on the left side. It's not when I close the macbook. It's when it's open. It's the part of the hinge on the inside, under the macbook lettering. Does yours? I've got a date with a genius tomorrow. I want to know how widespread this problem is and whether I've got a chance of having it replaced.