After a bit of experimenting, this most commonly happens to me when the display is maybe at 115 degrees, and then trying to stand up while holding the laptop. If the laptop pitches forward, then gravity does the rest.
I’ve also had this happen while re-adjusting my position on the couch but perhaps not when on a flat surface.
Ok, got it, that makes sense. The extra force from the acceleration of picking it up or adjusting position could definitely overcome the hinge adjustment force. We tuned it to balance between keeping one-hand-open working and keeping the hinge stable while in use, all across 20,000 hinge cycles.
I think the hinge on my brand new laptop is pretty ideally tuned. It stays open in any position at any angle.
However it’s true that if I shake the body the hinge does shift. So it’s just barely holding. I’m a bit concerned that as it ages it will loosen up. The hinge being too loose was one of the most annoying things about the Pixel so this is worrisome.
I’ve also noticed this issue recently. Placing the laptop somewhere will often incur enough force to move it down slightly. At around 135 degrees, readjusting the position of the laptop will cause it to fall quite a lot. Definitely needs more tightness.
I’ve also been facing this issue. Are just a few of us experiencing this, or is everyone? Based off of the review videos I’ve seen it doesn’t look like they have a hinge issue (e.g. LTP review video). It is a bummer…
Generally speaking I have no real issues with the hinge on the Framework laptop. However, I did go ahead and test a laptop scenario and found that, when starting at around 120 degrees tilt on my lap, the display will increasingly tilt backwards if I’m really hammering on the keys. This takes at least a few minutes of “extreme” typing, but eventually it will tilt far enough back that gravity starts to exacerbate the issue.
The hinge opens too easily. Pushing it away (open) takes less force than closing it. So, picking it up results in the lip flopping open almost all the way. Needs to be a tiny bit tighter when pushing it open.