start of a broken hinge?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hellbent, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. hellbent macrumors newbie

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    I just placed my 15" unibody on my bed when the screen was open. I didnt drop it or anything, but setting it down had just enough force to cause the hinge to make a click or maybe crack noise and now the screen has almost a full 180° of motion. Its not broken from what i can see, everything still works fine, but it goes atleast another 30° farther than it did before. Is this going to be a problem for me?
     
  2. Anshi macrumors newbie

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    I think it will be a problem in the future. One advise: A stitch in time saves nine.

    PS: Caution: Apple repairs are very expensive
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    It probably will be a problem. That sounds like how the hinge on my macbook air started to go. Fortunately for me it was still covered under AppleCare, so if you have AppleCare I'd see if I could get them to fix it sooner rather than later.
     
  4. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    Would you be able to take a video or a picture of the damage?
     
  5. MacBookPro13" macrumors 6502a

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    I have this problem with my month old 2011 MBP 13", I rang Apple and told them the problem, asked for a replacement and it's on the way to me now.

    How old is your machine?
     
  6. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    So you have no problem requesting a replacement after 30 days?
    You sure are lucky.

    How do you tell if your hinge is too loose?
     
  7. hellbent thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it in december 09, probably going to have to pay for it now, has anyone else had to do this, and if so how much was it
     

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