Yay the display is falling off of my macbook pro and the hinge is cut in half! (pics)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by watermelon, May 16, 2008.

  1. watermelon macrumors regular

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    So, I have a 17" mbp and after awhile id say an inch up from the bottom of the hinge on the far left and right of the actual display (you know the casing to the left and right of the display) there are cracks, and it's bent.
    I know thats worded weirdly but basically, after some wear and tear, a heavy display and a crappy hinge all together causes there to be cracks on the bottom left and right of the display casing. This has happened to my old macbook pro. After some time, the display cracked all the way and the screen just fell off. This is probably because the display doesnt go all the way back, and I usually use it all the way back, so after throwing it in my bag to school every day and back it got like this.
    Okay so i know that probably sounded weird so heres a pic of my old macbook pro after the display fell off

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    yeah... i know
    and heres what it looks like now, after the screen replacement
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  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    There is your problem there. If you try to bend your car door hinge beyond what it is designed for, then you'll break it too.
     
  3. darklyt macrumors regular

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    You... you killed it...

    A tear dripped out of the iSight on my MBP...
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Dude

    Dude...wtf? Did you actually bend it further back than what it was designed to do?

    You must have plenty of cash laying around to repair stuff like that.
     
  5. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Those sentences just....

    They hurt.
     
  6. watermelon thread starter macrumors regular

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    no i dont mean i use it further back then its designed to go
    i use it the farthest it will go back without pushing the limits, ya know?
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    You don't? Then why is the hinge all screwed up? I open my powerbook fully all the time and its screen is still attached...
     
  8. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    No sign of cracking on my ~2 yr. old 17" MBP and it get used all the way back as well.

    Definitely looks like someone tried turning it inside out.
     
  9. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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  10. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Its probably your own fault that you broke the hinge.. if it happened with your older mbp and now the newer one.. that just tells you why it really broke~!

    Next time dont try to bend it back more than it was suppose to go! I dont know why people like it bent so far back I think the way it bends back right now is more than adequate and most of the time I dont even bend the screen back to its furthest because if it goes back any further the TN screen's colors wont look right.
     
  11. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

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  12. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Like a hyper-extended elbow. You can try the AppleCare route but I'd have my doubts that they'd repair this for free. Best of luck.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I have never had anyone's hinge crack; seriously does aluminum crack? What sound does it make?
     
  14. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Lol, I second that I've never seen a powerbook/macbook pro since today that cracked or hinge broken problem.

    I've seen plenty on the ibook/macbooks though.
     
  15. zepharus macrumors 6502a

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  16. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I'm sorry but I think the OP posting about his mbp's hinge breaking after he clearly just forces his mbp's hinge further back than it was intended to (of course the hinge will break if you do that!) has no point. If you do that with any laptop it will break.

    I just dont see the point of this post but just look how I fu*ked up my mbp!!
     

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