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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?


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!


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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