So pretty much ever since I bought my Macbook Pro (mid 2012) last January, the hinge has made clicking noises when opening and closing the lid. It's tolerable, certainly a first-world problem, but this is my last chance to get it..."fixed" for free under warranty. I brought it in to my local Apple store many months back just to get the issue documented and see about fixing it (I assume by replacing the plastic hinge), and the "Genius" said they'd do it, but they don't see a reason to, you know, in their opinion. I opened it up to dust it out, and played with the plastic hinge cover a bit... It's rather loose on one side and pretty much solid on the other... I tried pushing on it to maybe snap it back into place, but no luck there... Anyway, I'm certain this is what's causing the noise when I open and close the lid, but I'm not sure I can fix the problem by actually popping it off and then snapping it back in, you know, by taking the Macbook apart. I don't really have a problem doing that, I can do the job in an hour vs. leaving it with Apple for a couple/several days. I've taken apart my fair share of Macbook Pros, but... It's under warranty, and I'm thinking it does in fact need a whole new hinge if this one's "snap tabs" are damaged. But a new hinge cover is $15 on eBay, and my Apple store is booked for the next four days.. I'm considering selling this Macbook Pro and picking up a Retina Display variety, and I feel like I'd have to sell it for less after saying the hinge makes a noise (I'm an honest seller!). Anyway, I thought I'd get opinions from the peanut gallery, perhaps someone out there has in fact taken their Macbook in for repair for this exact reason, or maybe you DIY'd the hinge replacement... if that's you, please chime in!