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  1. #1
    sonnylee
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    Question Cracking Noise when Closing Lid after being opened for a long period of time
    When closing the lid to my PB 15 AL, if I had it opened for, say one hour, there is this single loud crack/click noise coming from the left hinge. It sounds as if it was stuck. If I only open my lid for, say 15 minutes or so, or some other short period, then the sound isn't there. Should I be worried about this? I've heard other PB make the same sound as well. Is this normal?

    Thanks,
    Sonny

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    Well I know the only time my PB made that noise, the hinge busted on it. Mine is the Titanium one though.. I would be worried, but I would wait to hear what other people say.

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    TTK
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    I had this same problem, bring it into the Apple Store or call AppleCare and send it in, don't wait. It just gets worse. I got my repaired and it's smooth sailin'.

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    starrin
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    Hello -- I have noticed this same exact cracking noise on my PB. I am wondering if I take it to the Apple Store -- that they will be able to address the problem -- maybe adjusting some of the screws on the hinges?

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    The demo models in our local Apple store do that too; it sounds horrible. Definitely take it in before you bust the hinge off.
    Roger Michaels
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    jp_tix
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    i just had my pb fixed (still under warranty) for the exact same problem.
    smooth as a mountain stream now.

  7. #7
    starrin
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    I took mine to the apple store -- the guy said he would tighten up some screws -- he did and it appears to have worked -- every so often I get it -- but it does not crack 95% of the time.

    Only problem is that when I got it back -- I have 2 nice sized scratches.

    If you take it to you store tell them OVER AND OVER -- DO NOT SCRATCH MY POWERBOOK!!!!

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    Dual 2.2GHz powered by AMD Opteron - *Sends G5 & 8Gb Ram to scrap heap* Yeah! finally switched BACK!
    Ok i won't...

























































    *drops it instead*
    *big dent, front right corner*

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    Mine does this as well, I would not be too worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
    Mine does this as well, I would not be too worried.
    no no no, be worried, be worried! I remember I read on some Mac retail website about this kit with screw-drivers that aid in loosening and tightening the hinges. The reason given was that very tight hinges will harm the powerbook/ibook and the hinge mechanism could break.

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    c.Tao81
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    mine have the same problem as well, just contact the KRCS, they said they can fix it, but takes three WEEKS not days, OMG, is that normal? or any suggestion for any quick repair?

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    I'm not gonna worry. If it falls off, I already have 3 strikes at Apple and they'll upgrade me...

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