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Adjusting DVI hinges
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Join Date: Nov 2001
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Jul 19, 2002, 10:54 PM
 
I was wondering if anyone knows of a procedure to adjust the hinge resistance on a DVI Powerbook. I have looked around on this and other forums. All I found were some vague instructions on Apple's Discussion Boards.

<a href="http://discussions.info.apple.com/WebX?50@197.Fw8aa7pQcOb.13@.3bb81900" target="_blank">Hinge Stiffness</a>
<a href="http://discussions.info.apple.com/WebX?14@1.u1wFajuDc37%5E2@.2cd88e6a/0" target="_blank">WildEepz review</a>

Any Ideas?
     
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: Germany, 51°51´51" N, 9°05´41" E
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Jul 23, 2002, 01:45 PM
 
I did a slight modification of my Ti DVI 667 hinges. In fact it was simply a lubrification with teflon based bicycle chain lubricant. I did photos of the hinge with removed covers showing the points where i applied the lubr.. It works: before the mod i had to held down the base unit with one hand while opening the lid with the other hand. Now the weight of the base unit is sufficient to hold it down during opening <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> .

Pat


Macintosh Quadra 950, Centris 610, Powermac 6100, iBook dual USB, Powerbook 667 DVI, Powerbook 867 DVI, MacBook Pro early 2011
     
   
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