Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2011 9:46 AM (in response to David meme)A quick search brings up that a few other people are reporting this problem of creaking which they ascribe to the Torq screws being too loose on the base. Without the special MBA screwdriver I cannot test their theory but clearly this can be a problem. Perhaps I need to send back to Apple?Macbook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2011 10:04 AM (in response to David meme)Have run the Apple Hardware Test and no problems found (Hold down D whilst restarting). Perhaps it is, as many commentators have said, that the Torq screws have worked themselves slightly loose. Unfortunately it looks like iFixit have sold out of the screwdriver so I'll have to try to get into a Apple shop to get someone to take a look...Macbook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2011 10:48 AM (in response to David meme)I would also definitely rush that back to the store.
SlyApple Macbook Air 13", iOS 4, iPhone 4, iPad 16GB wifi, MBA 13"
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2011 10:07 PM (in response to David meme)Yep...I started noticing this for the first time today with my 13" MBA (2010) which I've owned for about three months.
It's definitely NOT the hinge, which seems fine. No noise and no looseness in the hinge at all.
It's just from random places all around the base, depending on how I'm holding or moving the laptop.
I think the MBA's just start to get a little loose/flexy and/or perhaps the screws loosen slightly after a few months? I'd be nervous about trying to over-tighten the screws without knowing the exact torque specification to use. I'd even be a little nervous about kids in the Apple Store going to town with a screwdriver as well.
I suspect that over-tightening these delicate screws can cause problems as much as looseness can...would be nice to know what the specs are and also how common this is.
Perhaps someone should start a poll?MacBook Air 2010, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 13" 4GB RAM 128GB SSD
Currently Being ModeratedApr 13, 2011 5:40 PM (in response to David meme)Went to the Genius bar a few days ago as I had the same problem on my 13" MBA. Unfortunately in the Genius Bar is in a very loud location so they couldn't "hear it creaking". They wanted to see if the screws were tight, but they "didn't have the right screwdriver to the MBA's"? REALLY?!? The recommendation was to record it creaking and then bring in the recording.... one better.... It's now on YouTube.
I'm putting another case in on it. Is this the sound that others are getting when your MBA "creaks"?MacBook Air 13, Mac OS X (10.6.7), creaking macbook air
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2011 8:12 PM (in response to sthuffma99)
I have the same problem on my 13'' Air. I've only had it 2 weeks and I noticed the click yesterday. It almost feels like the trackpad click but on the underside of the machine. Do you think it's a major issue / has Apple mentioned anything on this?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 8:05 AM (in response to David meme)
Well, it is now 3 months later and the creeks have pretty much worked themselves out. The Macbook has had no discernable impact from the creeks so it is kind of cosmetic.