[iBook] stiff lid

Mark Kippert maclists at kippert.com
Sat Nov 3 09:30:56 PDT 2007

Hi Don,

Basically the hinge assy on an iBook consist of two hinges with an  
extremely tight fit so the screen doesn't flop open and closed. It is  
lubricated and I'd guess that yours is drying out. While I've had a  
lot of iBooks opened up, I've yet to lubricate the hinges on one, but  
it should be as simple as that. The hard part is the disassembly.  
Check out the do-it-yourself instructions at ifixit.com (very  
thorough). If it looks too difficult, have it professionally done.

Should anything break, it would become an expensive fix as the entire  
clutch/bezel assembly would have to be replaced (looks kinda like a  
football goal with hinges at the bottom).


On Nov 2, 2007, at 10:04 PM, Don Hinkle wrote:

> The lid on our G3 2 USB iBook is getting too stiff to open and  
> we're afraid to force it.
> What to do! Is there an inexpensive fix or is it Expensive Repair  
> time???
> thanks for advice
> -donald henry hinkle

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