Macbook Hinge Squeek

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Has anyone come up with a solution to the macbook hinge squeek yet?



-Justin

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,209moderator
    Couldn't you just use a drop of oil? To avoid a spill, I'd probably get a cotton bud (cue tip) and dip it in oil and then press it into the hinge joint while moving the display.
  • Reply 2 of 9
    a_greera_greer Posts: 4,594member
    Redneck 101



    No good redneck home is complete without a can of WD 40 for tight stuff and duct tape for loose stuff...
  • Reply 3 of 9
    I think the squeek is in the hinge, which is cover my plastic, how would I get oil in it? Also, I have red that can't just use any thing as it could damage some of the electronics.



    -Justin
  • Reply 4 of 9
    a_greera_greer Posts: 4,594member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jpennington


    I think the squeek is in the hinge, which is cover my plastic, how would I get oil in it? Also, I have red that can't just use any thing as it could damage some of the electronics.



    -Justin



    Being that the macbook is (obviously) less than 4 months old, I would go to an Apple store or apple specialist (NOT a big box store that sells apple stuff, a small shop that KNOWS apple stuff) and ask them...or call Apple tech support and see what they say...
  • Reply 5 of 9
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,209moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by a_greer


    Redneck 101



    No good redneck home is complete without a can of WD 40 for tight stuff and duct tape for loose stuff...







    I don't like WD40 though, it doesn't last quite so well and it can get everywhere. Plus, it's not a proper lubricant.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jpennington


    I think the squeek is in the hinge, which is cover my plastic, how would I get oil in it? Also, I have red that can't just use any thing as it could damage some of the electronics.



    If the squeak is definitely in the hinge then as a_greer said, take it to a store. If it's just rubbing at the edge of the hinge then a drop of oil (the thick kind, not WD40) would be fine. Not that most oils would do any damage as they are generally non-conductive. Some people submerse their whole machines in oil for better cooling:



    http://forums.extremeoverclocking.co....php?p=2406816



    Some info can be found on these pages:



    http://forums.macnn.com/archive/index.php/t-53664.html

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=218152

    http://www.hobotraveler.com/2005/02/...op-screen.html



    I personally would've used 3-in-1 oil - we-re talking about barely a single drop here so no worry about gunk.



    The safe method is supposed to be just to open and close it a lot quickly.
  • Reply 6 of 9
    jakkjakk Posts: 15member
    My MacBook week22 also sound, my solution is claim for a new one



    Then I got second one, week 25, this one is more horrible with a bad speaker. So it's enough for the MacBook now.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    How did you get another one sent to you?
  • Reply 8 of 9
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    WD40 smells good.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    dac0nvudac0nvu Posts: 175member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Placebo


    WD40 smells good.



    TriFlow smells like Circus Peanuts.
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