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    I got a 17" macbook pro and when I open and close the screen at a certain angle I hear a little click I was wondering if some of you guys have this Thanks

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    Is that the hooks dropping down into the latch mechanism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Is that the hooks dropping down into the latch mechanism?
    No the screen isn't even close to where the screen latches down.

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    ?????

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    Mine has been "clicking" when I close the screen for a couple months...
    It started where I had to close the screen slowly/a couple of times for it to do it. Now it does it all the time.

    I have not really worried about it though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPuter View Post
    Mine has been "clicking" when I close the screen for a couple months...
    It started where I had to close the screen slowly/a couple of times for it to do it. Now it does it all the time.

    I have not really worried about it though...
    Mine only makes 1 click at a certain angle its not loud at all i dont know if this is just how some are I dont know??

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    The MacBook Pro, and normal MacBook do not have latches, well the newer versions anyway. They close magnetically. So if I'm correct you are hearing the magnets. It's nothing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithTeeple View Post
    The MacBook Pro, and normal MacBook do not have latches, well the newer versions anyway. They close magnetically. So if I'm correct you are hearing the magnets. It's nothing to worry about.
    The MacBook Pro does indeed have latches. They are two little hooks that drop down magnetically from the lid and drop into two holes at the very edge of the palmrest. They do make a barely audible click when dropping, although the OP doesn't believe this is related because it occurs in a position where the hooks are nowhere close to having dropped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    The MacBook Pro does indeed have latches. They are two little hooks that drop down magnetically from the lid and drop into two holes at the very edge of the palmrest. They do make a barely audible click when dropping, although the OP doesn't believe this is related because it occurs in a position where the hooks are nowhere close to having dropped.
    Yes it occurs at a certain angle when the screen is not even near where the screen latches down!!

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