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Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Why is my screen slipping?

Hello. I bought a 2010 MBP 13” which I have upgraded and cleaned but the screen falls backwards after a certain point and also drops on closing after a certain point. It’s just a niggle and there is no wobble or give at all in the screen. If I thought it was just a case of tightening the screws on the clutch hinge assemblies I might do it, but I’d like to be sure before I go to the bother of dismantling the screen. Any opinions? Thanks.

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The display hinges have clutches in them which over time do wear out. Best to find a good independent Mac repair person as replacing them is a bit tricky!

You need to take the display fully off to gain access to the lid hinges MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010 Display Replacement

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But do-able by myself as I have all the iFixit toolkit?

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The screws are often well sealed so you need a bit of strength to not only turn but to press down so the screw driver doesn't slip. Make sure you have the correct tools as any errors could be dangerous!

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thanks. I will order the hinges. I can't find them France but have used your link to The Book Yard. Just found them here!

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