SR MacBook Pro screen is becoming increasingly loose!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aniej, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Aniej macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    I have had my MBP for just under 5 weeks now and while the vast majority of my experience with the machine has been wonderful (aside from kernel panic issue that I have resolved). However, as of week 5 I have noticed a significant decrease in the rigidity of my screen when the lid is open.

    In addition to being generally troubled by this fact, I am also pretty confused by this occurring. The reason I am concerned and surprised is that I have made it a diligent practice to open the lid carefully and by placing pressure at the lower portion of the screen closest to the hinges so as not to unduly strain the screen.

    Has anyone else experienced this rapid of a decline?

    Are their documents out there that explain how to tighten a screen?
    If yes, how difficult is this?

    I'm not trying to whine about this, but one of the most frustrating things about my old powerbook was how loose its screen had become over it's 5 year life span. It was been treat to not have a loose screen and I would really like to resolve this.
  2. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2007
  3. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2006
    I feel slightly dirty answering someone named PimpDaddy what I'm about to say, but mine is 15''
  4. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2007
    LOL, it's just a nickname :).

    Well I've only heard about loose hinges on the 17'' model. Haven't experienced it on mine but that seem to be a common problem.

    I don't really know what you can do about it though :(
  5. CD3660 macrumors 68040


    Jun 6, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom.
    You're still under warranty. Don't waste your time worrying about it: Just get it repaired or replaced.

    For what it's worth, my screen (same age as yours) is just the same as when it arrived, and I don't open and close it in any special way.I just hold it near to the iSight camera and move it reasonably gently - I can't see that this places any stress on the screen (and mine is the 17").

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