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Titre:

Is it possible to tighten the hinge action on the new MBA?

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I'm not sure if they did this so that it could be opened on a table without holding the lower portion down, or if it was a results of weight savings, but the hinge action on the new MBAs is looser than it is on the Macbook Pros.

Is it possible to tighten the hinge to make the display a bit more rigid?

Of note, Anandtech's comprehensive review also mentioned this:

"The weakest link in the design is the hinge, which I feel is actually a bit looser than the hinges in other Apple notebooks. While the display is far from floppy, the hinge isn’t strong enough to keep the display from opening/closing more when faced with sudden movements of the notebook. Picking it up from a desk without closing the lid would sometimes cause the lid to tilt back . I didn’t have the problem of the lid auto closing due to gravity when I used the 11-inch Air while laying down, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if that developed over time."

Thanks!

~Jonathan

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MacBook Air 13" Late 2010

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Titre:

Is it possible to tighten the hinge action on the new MBA?

Texte:

I'm not sure if they did this so that it could be opened on a table without holding the lower portion down, or if it was a results of weight savings, but the hinge action on the new MBAs is looser than it is on the Macbook Pros.

Is it possible to tighten the hinge to make the display a bit more rigid?

Of note, Anandtech's comprehensive review also mentioned this:

"The weakest link in the design is the hinge, which I feel is actually a bit looser than the hinges in other Apple notebooks. While the display is far from floppy, the hinge isn’t strong enough to keep the display from opening/closing more when faced with sudden movements of the notebook. Picking it up from a desk without closing the lid would sometimes cause the lid to tilt back . I didn’t have the problem of the lid auto closing due to gravity when I used the 11-inch Air while laying down, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if that developed over time."

Thanks!

~Jonathan

Appareil:

MacBook Air 13" Model A1369Late 2010
MacBook Air 13" Model A1369Late 2010

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Message d'origine par : Jonathan ,

Titre:

Is it possible to tighten the hinge action on the new MBA?

Texte:

I'm not sure if they did this so that it could be opened on a table without holding the lower portion down, or if it was a results of weight savings, but the hinge action on the new MBAs is looser than it is on the Macbook Pros.

Is it possible to tighten the hinge to make the display a bit more rigid?

Of note, Anandtech's comprehensive review also mentioned this:

"The weakest link in the design is the hinge, which I feel is actually a bit looser than the hinges in other Apple notebooks. While the display is far from floppy, the hinge isn’t strong enough to keep the display from opening/closing more when faced with sudden movements of the notebook. Picking it up from a desk without closing the lid would sometimes cause the lid to tilt back . I didn’t have the problem of the lid auto closing due to gravity when I used the 11-inch Air while laying down, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if that developed over time."

Thanks!

~Jonathan

Appareil:

MacBook Air 13" Model A1369

Statut:

open