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MacBook Pro retina 13" with wobbly screen how to you fix?

I've checked out other threads, and sadly, there does not seem to be any fix for this. Just wondering if there is now.

Appreciate the effort, thank you.

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Wobbly screen? You mean that the display assembly is lose around the hinges?


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Yes, the display assembly is loose around the hinges. Not horizontally but vertically.


It would be helpful if you gave us the last four digits of your serial number so we can correctly ID which MacBook Pro retina model you have. There are a few different versions here.


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In most cases you can open the bottom cover to access the hinge screws which maybe loose here. But without more clarity and a exact model to work from we really can give you more.


Here is the IFIXIT guide on how to disassemble your system to gain access to the display assembly: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2012 Display Assembly Replacement.

After you power down your system follow the steps down Step 9 so your battery is disconnected. As we are not pulling the display fully out, you can jump over the next few steps. Jumping to Step 15 here is where we are gaining access to the hinges and the screws.

Make sure you don't move the display going forward here as you can damage the cables if you are not careful!

All you want to do is check the screws to make sure they are tight. You can use some clear fingernail polish to help lock down the screws. just don't go overboard here! A little goes a long way. Loosen the screw a bit and give a small wipe just under the head of the screw and retighten.

If you find the lid is still loose the hinge unit within the display assembly is likely loose. At that point follow Nate's link below on gaining access to the lid screws.

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If you continue down through Step 20 and remove the display completely, you can access four more T8 screws on the display side. The black plastic cover has end-caps that snap on; sliding the cover towards the hinges will work them loose. Then gently lift the plastic off.

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Good find Nate!


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