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Old Sep 9, 2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Hinge Loose on 2k13 MBA

Good Day I have a 13" 2k13 MBA I got shortly following release earlier in the summer. I seem to think the screen hinge is a little bit loose for being so new. Anyone else experienced this? Is this something Apple Care covers? Can it be corrected in store?
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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Good Day I have a 13" 2k13 MBA I got shortly following release earlier in the summer. I seem to think the screen hinge is a little bit loose for being so new. Anyone else experienced this? Is this something Apple Care covers? Can it be corrected in store?
How did it go? Did they cover it?

I think i'm having a similar issue

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Old Oct 13, 2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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I'm not sure if it can be corrected in store, I exchanged mine for another and the hinge was much better. Though it has a small ding in it, it's not worth exchanging and possibly getting another with a loose hinge.

Does yours close by itself even when the monitor is facing a little toward you? If so, the hinge is probably pretty loose like mine.
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if it can be corrected in store, I exchanged mine for another and the hinge was much better. Though it has a small ding in it, it's not worth exchanging and possibly getting another with a loose hinge.

Does yours close by itself even when the monitor is facing a little toward you? If so, the hinge is probably pretty loose like mine.
Ah it seems like im having a different issue, mine problem is that the hinge cover is loose, (not the actual hinge mechanism).

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1653187
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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Ah it seems like im having a different issue, mine problem is that the hinge cover is loose, (not the actual hinge mechanism).

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1653187
My previous Air that had a loose hinge also had a very loose hinge cover. It would creak if I put the tiniest of pressure on it. I would get it exchanged depending how severe it is.
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 10:34 PM   #6
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I'm having the same issue with the hinge cover I believe, I'll look into it some other time, it's wayyy past bedtime on a Sunday night..

Ditto for the hinge mechanism, it's 'looser' than my ex-mba12' felt



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Old Oct 14, 2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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Good Day I have a 13" 2k13 MBA I got shortly following release earlier in the summer. I seem to think the screen hinge is a little bit loose for being so new. Anyone else experienced this? Is this something Apple Care covers? Can it be corrected in store?
Why would you type 2k13? It's no less characters than 2013, and makes your thread invisible to anyone searching 2013. LOL
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 10:36 AM   #8
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Why would you type 2k13? It's no less characters than 2013, and makes your thread invisible to anyone searching 2013. LOL
Maybe they are an NBA 2K13 fan (the video game). When I first read the title, I thought he was saying 2K13 NBA. lol
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 01:41 PM   #9
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Maybe they are an NBA 2K13 fan (the video game). When I first read the title, I thought he was saying 2K13 NBA. lol
When I first read it I thought of that rap group.... and I thought he was saying his new laptop is "off da hinnnnge!"
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 05:09 PM   #10
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Ah it seems like im having a different issue, mine problem is that the hinge cover is loose, (not the actual hinge mechanism).

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1653187
I just got my 2011 MBA back today with this issue. It was out of warranty, but it was only 29.99 out the door for a replacement of the hinge cover, and it made the hinge nice and tight again. I'd imagine this is covered under warranty, and honestly the best money I've had to spend repairing a computer in a while.
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Old Oct 15, 2013, 06:25 PM   #11
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Oh I thought the hinge cover was attached to the LCD. When apple repaired my loose hinge, they replaced the whole top part of my MBA 11 including the LCD screen.
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Old Nov 3, 2013, 03:08 PM   #12
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Talking I've got mine fixed!

Link to the whole story below, but in summary Apple fixed the loose hinge cover and replaced the whole screen in... 4 hours!!!

MBA 13" 2013
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=18299924
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