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I was wiping my MB down yesterday and noticed that the two screws behind the macbook (next to the hinge) were a little loose. I grabbed a jeweler screwdriver and tightened it a little but noticed it didn't come to a complete stop like you would expect. I took a look at my fiance's macbook (white) and noticed the screws next to the hinge were a little loose as well.

Anyone else notice this on theirs, and do you leave them loose or tight? I notice that if you tighten them, it bowes out the plastic a little...

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It's just the way the tabs that those screws drive into are made, with some wear, they can work their way out. It's quite common and I wouldn't worry about it.

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Thx man.. are the screws next to the hinge supposed to be snug, but not tight?

I was looking at a black MB on display at Fry's and bookstore at my college, and noticed that the screws were also not tightened all the way down, but left some 'play' w/ the plastic when pressed down. So I'm guessing that's normal? Seems strange b/c I would think screws were meant to be tightened all the way down but it doesn't seem to be the case on the black MB.
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Just doing a wild guess and assumption, but maybe they aren't tight because the of the heat from the fans. I wouldn't know anything about that, but would that even be a possibility? Maybe it gives the plastic room to expand.

Like I said, I wouldn't have any idea about it. Just wondering if that could be a reason.

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