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    Macbook slipped off bed

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    Macbook slipped off bed
    No problems....at least nothing bad...yet.

    Here's the deal: I fell asleep last night(passed out, rather) and had my laptop on my bed with me open. I have hardwood floors in my room and yes, it slipped off my bed in the middle of the night but I like halfway kinda somewhat caught it--ish.


    Anyways I've been running it all day long, and have restarted it twice since the incident early this morning and so far have not had any problems(both software and cosmetics) and I have thoroughly examined it.

    Here's my problem...when you open it and listen to the center-area of the hinge I can hear a "pop/click" sound.....would anyone have any clue what this might be? It's only 6 months old and has Apple Care on it so I plan on taking it to an Apple store to let them take a look at it...I just wanted to see if you guys had any input on it; thanks!
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    Macbook slipped off bed

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    There's a good chance that the hinge is damaged. The only reason wh you would hear a clicking sound near the hinge is when the hinge is either popped out of its original place, or it's broken.

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    Macbook slipped off bed

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    Well I'll probably schedule to take it to the Apple Store this next week and get it looked at. Although I could look at it myself, no reason to if they're willing to do it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePope43 View Post

    Here's the deal: I fell asleep last night(passed out, rather) and had my laptop on my bed with me open. I have hardwood floors in my room and yes, it slipped off my bed in the middle of the night but I like halfway kinda somewhat caught it--ish.
    Sorry to say it...far from the first time this has happened. Laptop do's & don'ts:

    - don't drink around a laptop
    - don't eat around a laptop
    - don't use your laptop in bed (and fall asleep...or pass out)
    - do backup your hard drive
    - do keep your cat away from the laptop
    - don't insert mini CD's into a slot loading drive

    Good luck,

    - Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Sorry to say it...far from the first time this has happened. Laptop do's & don'ts:

    - don't drink around a laptop
    - don't eat around a laptop
    - don't use your laptop in bed (and fall asleep...or pass out)
    - do backup your hard drive
    - do keep your cat away from the laptop
    - don't insert mini CD's into a slot loading drive

    Good luck,

    - Nick
    -dont use your laptop as a substitute eating surface (student life)
    -dont use your laptop as a tennis racquet
    -dont insert floppy disks into the slot loading drive
    -dont leave your laptop in an oven


    the list could go on....
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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    the list could go on....
    Don't use your laptop as a "Frisbee"!
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    If it is a popping sound that you hear then most likely it is the clutch cover. You will have to take it apart to see where it is catching the hinge. I have been able to bend a few of these back into shape.
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