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Macbook pro 13 inch HINGE loose, and sound failure? what happens at repair?

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Sep 8, 2009 2:30 AM
The screen of my Macbook Pro 13 inch falls slowly closed, when the screen is closed halfway,

I brought it for repair, and they told me they are going to replace the whole LCD, is the hinge built in nowadays in the June 2009 macbook pro 13 inch?

Just wondering... also another question:

Will the hardware test fail on the soundchip, if you accidently deleted files that may corrupt the driver of your soundcard?

The reason I ask this is, because my hinge is loose, and I wanted it to get tighten/repaird, now they ran a test and told me the mainboard needs to be replaced as well because of the fact the sound didnt work..

Im pretty sure the sound worked , and before I got to the apple store in a rush, I deleted every file i suspected that could be personal.

Which resulted that some options/menus didnt behave correctly, not sure about the sound though...

so the main question is, is it possible the hardware test say failure if in the software i messed up the driver or something?
Macbook Pro 13 inch June 2009, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
    ...is the hinge built in nowadays in the June 2009 macbook pro 13 inch?


    Yes, part of the hinge is inside the display assembly, which Apple technicians don't disassemble. Replacing the hinges requires replacing the whole display.

    so the main question is, is it possible the hardware test say failure if in the software i messed up the driver or something?


    No. When a hardware test is run, none of the software on your hard drive is used or even noticed at all, so it makes no difference whether a driver or anything else is missing. But when you get your machine back, you'll probably need to reinstall your OS and apply all the subsequent updates over again to remedy your overzealous deletion of essential files.
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  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
    There is not and probably never will be a general software test that could detect every possible software defect and anomaly, given the uniqueness of every user's software configuration. But hardware testing by Apple technicians is routine.
    15" MBP unibody 2.4GHz/4G/250G; TiBook 1GHz/1G/120G; PTProG3 500MHz/768M/160G, Mac OS X (10.5.8), film and flatbed scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser and photo printers

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