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blownauratone
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Jul 4, 2014
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Just wondering—does hanging much of the weight of the laptop on the screen hinge cause incremental damage to the hinge/bearings/etc? I know Powerbooks used to bust hinges when threatened by a light breeze; the Macbook hinge seems made of sterner stuff, but I'd still like to know if this concern has been addressed.
Jul 4, 2014
Roostin
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Olander
Jul 4, 2014
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Hi blownauratone, as for extra/damaging force on the MacBook hinge: The force that the Roost puts onto the MacBook hinge is much less stress than the simple act of opening and closing the laptop screen. This opening/closing of the screen imparts a much larger force on the hinge due to the large "moment arm" created by applying the force at a distance of 10-13", where you open from front edge of the screen. In comparison, the Roost acts at the back edge of the screen, where this moment arm has length of <0.1". And we've not had a hinge-related issue reported to date.
Jul 4, 2014
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