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Model A1013, A1052, A1085, or A1107 / 1440x900 screen resolution

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Stuck clambshell release button/latch

To open my PB 17" I have to slide a business card between the monitor and case then slide it gently left and right to release the latches that hold the monitor closed, at which point the monitor opens as normal.

When closing the monitor all works as normal.

When pressing the front release button nothing happens.

The release button does have some play in it.

Is there are simple way to fix the close latch without disassembling the monitor?


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When you close the PB, a small hook-like thing comes down, and locks the clamshell (Though this isn't easilly visible) chances are, that that hook is stuck. You could use a piece of tape to prevent the hook from locking the clamshell, but it wouldn't stay tightly closed. It is unclear to me how the hook descends (whether it be gravity or magnetism) but it may be stuck in place by the latch mechanism, or may be slightly bent. You might want to try "Catching" it as you close the lid, and inspect it for damage.

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