New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - Magnetic latch


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Jessie1

 
Member Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posts: 15
Jessie1 is on a distinguished road

Jessie1 is offline
hey

ive heard stories about people's MBP latch getting stuck in their clothing and destroying their computer. has this happened to anyone or is it just the MBP haters? also, for those with the laptop does the latch bother them?
QUOTE Thanks
PowerBookG4

 
PowerBookG4's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 08, 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 6,190
PowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud ofPowerBookG4 has much to be proud of
Mac Specs: Mac Pro 8x3.0ghz 12gb ram 8800GT , MBP 2.16 2GB Ram 17 inch.

PowerBookG4 is offline
never had a problem. the latches recess back into the top of the monitor when the magnet is not pulling them into the latch. The top of the monitor has to be very close to the latch in order for them to be pulled out.

My Website
Blog
I love my hosting company!
I was on the M-F honor roll for Febuary:2006
QUOTE Thanks
mikesmith2

 
Member Since: Dec 08, 2007
Location: Reading. UK
Posts: 266
mikesmith2 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Macbook Pro, White macbook, iMac

mikesmith2 is offline
I never realised they did pull out.
QUOTE Thanks
bobtomay

 
bobtomay's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2006
Location: Texas, where else?
Posts: 25,002
bobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond reputebobtomay has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP 2.33 C2D 256 4GB, MBA 13" i7 1.8, MB 2.0 2GB, Nano 4th, 3GS, iPad 1

bobtomay is offline
This is the first I've heard of such a thing. So, had to investigate as I've never actually seen the latches in over a year, nor have I looked at the detail of the latching mechanism. All you see in the notebook are the two holes the latches come out of and the two holes they go into.

You know the saying - close enough for government work.... well,
Take a look at the end of your pinky finger. Notice the width and height. The latches don't even begin to come out of the lid untill it is within 1/2 the "height" of your pinky of the bottom. You go to open it back up without actually shutting it, and they are immediately retracted back into the lid.

Anyone that's had an accident with this setup, it's either a freak accident, or a slob with some article of clothing sitting in the way of it closing to begin with. And could happen with any notebook that actually latches shut, jmho. I could see it catch on....maybe a loose fitting knit sweater, if you're lying down when you go to close it with the sweater sitting over the holes. Can picture it causing a snag in the sweater, but damage to the notebook? Not unless you also were standing up real fast and it caught on the snag in the sweater, and pulled it open semi-volently. In which case, it probably didn't do any more damage than it would have if it hadn't been snagged and fallen to the floor instead.

If this has happened, as far as I'm concerned, it's just another case of people looking to lay the blame somewhere else rather than taking personal responsibility for their own actions. Yeah yeah, I know, I go on.... this kind of ridiculous stuff gets to me about anyone's products. I know, let's put an auto-sensing device in the lid, so it will be able to tell if anything is in the way before the latches are allowed to come out.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
QUOTE Thanks
osxx

 
osxx's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 19, 2008
Location: houston texas
Posts: 4,638
osxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to allosxx is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3

osxx is offline
i have not had an issue with the latch and i have had mine 17months.
QUOTE Thanks
dherna

 
Member Since: Mar 18, 2007
Posts: 19
dherna is on a distinguished road

dherna is offline
This might stem from Steve Job's keynote statement about the MBA having a "magnetic latch" which will eliminate the problem of latches getting caught in people's clothes... If Steve says it it must be true.
QUOTE Thanks
Kalison

 
Member Since: Dec 08, 2007
Location: IA
Posts: 142
Kalison will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 27" iMac

Kalison is offline
Havent had a problem with my MBP latches ever... ever...
QUOTE Thanks
Aptmunich

 
Aptmunich's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Location: Munich
Posts: 9,075
Aptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant futureAptmunich has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2

Aptmunich is offline
The iBook latches had the same latch "hiding" mechanism that I always thought was a great idea.

Granted I prefer the magnetic latch on the Macbook, but the MBP's solution is pretty good as well.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Battery Recall...(again?) | memory upgrade issue... »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
magnetic plug saves the day already safarisurfer Switcher Hangout 12 01-14-2008 12:43 PM
Broken latch? loratliff Apple Notebooks 1 10-31-2007 11:03 PM
Lid Latch KB3GZW Apple Notebooks 5 01-26-2007 01:12 PM
Display latch broken during hd installation bugals Apple Notebooks 4 06-09-2005 12:23 AM
I broke my latch.... jsb515 Apple Notebooks 7 03-21-2005 07:39 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?