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Old Sep 4, 2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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Unhappy Micro-DVI port slightly off-center after fall; cheap fix

As soon had my wife replaced her old MBA which fried itself, our son managed to pull the new one off the table, where it fell about 40cm onto the floor, bumping the corner nearest the DVI port. No problem, I said, it is solid state, it will surely survive a fall like that.... Famous last words. The micro-DVI port ceased to work; subsequent analysis revealed that the port housing must be slightly bent, or the on-board connector slightly off-center. Loose contact. If one jiggles the micro-DVI-VGA adapter, sometimes it works, but not consistently enough to be reliable.

My understanding is that the motherboard might need to be replaced to fix this problem, which seems absurd (after just buying a new MBA), since it is just an alignment problem. So my question is, it there any other way to fix this this problem reliably?

And: Would the apple reseller fix the problem under warranty? The bent corner will raise suspicion.

Thanks much!

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Old Sep 4, 2012, 08:25 AM   #2
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No one will repair your laptop in warranty if there's damage to the case.
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