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PowerBook - Hinge/joint pop 2nd opinion


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Okay. so I searched the forums for this already and what I found was not very comforting so I was hoping for a second opinion on this before I contact Applecare. Recently the hinge/joint on my PB started making a "pop" noise on the left hand side of the screen (as you are facing the lcd.) It doesn't happen when opening the screen, only, and not always, as soon as you start to close the screen and when it hits the point of resistance right before it latches. It isn't a very loud or "scary" sounding pop but is easily audible if you are listening for it. It doesn't make any creaking sounds and there doesn't feel like any extra resistance or friction when opening and closing the screen. Does this indicate a problem with the hinge that will need fixed as the earlier posts I read would have me believe or is this a minor issue related to constant use ( I have had the PB for almost a year now) with a simple fix that doesn't involve me dropping $25 on the Radtech glide kit. Any help would be much appreciated.
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My 12" Powerbook did that, too.

It didn't seem the LCD was being hurt by the hinge binding, so I didn't worry about it, but you can get a replacement set here.

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I have the last revision Albook, not a Tibook and I still have Applecare for at least another 2 years so I shouldn't have to worry about paying for the repair, but thanks for the quick response.
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