Unibody plastic hinge cap

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alphaod, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    I just closed my computer a few minutes ago to carry it and I felt that I could depress the plastic hinge cap in effortlessly (from the outside with the display closed). Does anyone else have this issue? If it's common, I don't want to go get it fixed.
     
  2. darwinian macrumors 6502a

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    Mine does it too (n=2). Probably fine.
     
  3. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Just checked mine, it seems fairly firm when I press it. You're talking about the black strip on the back, correct?
     
  4. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    Yeah; close the display and press the outside black plastic part somewhere in the middle.
     
  5. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    If I really apply force, then it pushes in a little. Yours seems a little abnormal...I doubt Apple would replace it though.
     
  6. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Mine is kind of flimsy as well. I wouldn't be terribly worried about it.
     
  7. alphaod thread starter macrumors Core

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    I just want to see if everyone has it. If it's depress-able, then I'm not too worried.
     
  8. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Very sturdy here with a slight push but if you force it hard enough it does flex a bit.
     
  9. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

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  11. THX1139 macrumors 68000

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    Patient: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this.."

    Doctor: "Well, then stop doing that!" :rolleyes:
     
  12. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Haha, I was thinking the same thing. That's what my mom always told me. ;)
     
  13. kockgunner macrumors 68000

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    My early 2008 Macbook has it. It makes a really annoying clicking noise when I press it in. The whole length of the strip makes a clicking noise when pressed. When I first got the machine, the whole thing was solid. The whole machine feels cheap now since it makes clicking noises when I open and close the lid.
     

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