Tooth-floss to fix Macbook AIR hinge "squeak"

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jb60606, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure if anyone else is having this problem, but I have to say the tooth floss method really worked for my (rev. 3) MBA. No more awful squeaks in the boardroom or library. Silent as a mouse.

    Surprisingly, the oil I purchased that came with the Radtech Glide Quit didn't help at all.
     
  2. aleni macrumors 68020

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    how did u fix it with a tooth-floss? mind to explain a little.
     
  3. Scottsdale macrumors 601

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    Agreed, an explanation of how dental floss saved you from smashing your MBA into the table after it was too disruptive during your executive boardroom firing sessions (I mean decision to cut costs and outsource). Joking, but a little more info could help. Sure we could go to YouTube and search away wasting hours for the miracle cure you could describe in mere seconds.
     
  4. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    smartass. For some reason I thought everyone was aware of it. I only posted this because I thought some other MBA users might be experiencing similar troubles... and frankly didn't believe "flossing" a $2k notebook would work.

    It's pretty self-explanatory. Instead of oiling the hinge, sneak a little of that ground breaking new dental utility that everyone's talking about -- standard wax tooth-floss -- between the crevices and floss them... like you would a tooth.

    This guy has tried everything: oiling hinge, tightening screws, loosening screws, and eventually found that flossing was the only thing that worked.
     
  5. JasG macrumors member

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    I couldn't hear the sound on that you-tube video, but based on your words here, I am heading out for some waxed floss, plain. All the floss I have hear is mint or something like that. I am hoping. My squeak, which is just annoying, nothing more for now, is my own tiny complaint about this remarkable machine.
     
  6. JasG macrumors member

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    I've flossed now, and the squeak is as loud as ever. Oh well.
     
  7. jb60606 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    open, close the laptop several times. It'll eventually dissipate. It worked on my MBA, MBP and old iBook that had their own, though, less annoying/lengthy squeaks.

    worked for this guy.

    this guy too... though he dabbed a little cooking oil on the floss.

    good luck.
     

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