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Lid does not remain closed all the way but pops back up

I am having a problem with my lid not remaining closed when not in use. As I attempt to close the lid it springs back up about a quarter of an inch. There are no dents in the case and nothing on the exterior that looks suspect. It seems as though the magnets do not engage preventing it from closing all the way. Has anyone experienced this problem? Is there a fix to realign the magnets? Please help. Thanks in advance.

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Could be a few things;

1. If the screen has not been replaced previously, remove the bottom cover and rubber hinge covers, and loosen all 6 hinge screws. Align the lid slightly and tighten the screws, see if it has the same issue. Loosening the screws slightly and leaving them like this can also resolve the problem. Usually caused by bend in aluminium by the hinge cover.

2. If screen has been replaced, it is possible they have sold you one with no magnet inside the lid (has happened to me before)

3. If it is a new screen and not original, there is possibly a bump in the rubber bezel, which causes it to not close properly. Feel the bezel around the screen to check this

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Also the hinge clutch can also bind up a bit, which will require replacing the hinges.


Hi Reece and Dan,

Thank you both for your suggestions. Loosening the hinge screws and slightly realigning the lid worked for me. I really appreciate it.


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