Squeaking screen on Blackbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Bobcat16, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Bobcat16 macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2010
    So when I open and close my screen it squeaks a ton. I'm about to get a new Macbook Pro, but I am giving this one to my mom and want to fix this slight problem before giving it to her. Can I do this myself or would I need to get someone to? Seems like just a simple hinge problem on the Macbook.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    My Blackbook's screen squeaked when I moved it when it was hot. One day I threw my bag containing my Blackbook a bit too hard. The next day I noticed the squeaking was gone, but the screen was slightly twisted. Twisted as in when closed, it does align up correctly with the bottom half. I don't care about that as now it doesn't squeak anymore.

    Now I'm not saying go and drop it around. I have no idea what causes the squeaking, nor do I know how mine stopped.
  3. Brucemcgoose macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2011
    This is a pretty common issue with the MacBook/Air/Pro. I had the same problem as you, even just a slight movement made the laptop creak. The problem got worse so I took it into an Apple Store and they replaced the screen same day.

    I had the screen replaced about 2 or 3 months ago and have had no issues with creaking/squeaking hinges since.
  4. Bobcat16 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Sounds expensive for something that seems easy to fix. Was it?
  5. Brucemcgoose macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2011
    The screen replacement was around £200 if I remember right. Luckily I had AppleCare!

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