|Mar 2, 2008, 12:17 PM||#1|
Air's screen loose??? Manufacturing fault?
Just got myself an air last week and after a week of usage the screen got a little dirty so i decided to take out the cleaning cloth that apple provided to clean it.
Horrors! As I was cleaning the top edge of the screen (near the isight) and the left edge of the screen, using minimal pressure the screen sort of detached from the aluminum screen bezel, bending inwards to form a concave when viewed from the front!!! It emitted a tear like sound as if you pulled sticky tape off something, as it detached. And the result is that the screen has about a 0.5mm gap from the aluminum bezel! With time it probably stuck on again leaving about a 0.3mm gap. Looks to me as if the screen was taped onto the chassis. However the display is still working fine, even backlighting, gradient and pixels are all okay. And it seems as if the led screen can detach pretty easily. Can anyone verify this? My sister's mba has the same issue. It worries me as I feel it may come off altogether in future or the screen might have suffered some damage already or spoil in future or not attach back, or maybe some of the adhesive has already come loose.
Here it is:
Is the screen attached onto the bezel using sticky tape?
And does anyone have a similar experience?
Is it probably a manufacturing fault?
Should I probably be worried or concerned about it or is something wrong?
Last edited by nick2u; Mar 2, 2008 at 02:22 PM.
|Mar 2, 2008, 12:27 PM||#2|
The system is down....
1st Gen iPod Nano 4GB
MacBook Air 1.8/80HDD
New to the world of Apple computing so bear with me
|Mar 2, 2008, 12:47 PM||#3|
thing is this is my 1st replacement and 2nd mba already... the first one didnt sit flush
i dont think they'll let me exchange again... besides... i live in singapore... there are no apple stores only resellers
can anyone else tell me if this is normal?
|Mar 4, 2008, 12:11 PM||#8|
I had the exact same experience, though with a MBP, anyways when I took it in I was told it was "within spec". Something about the aluminum naturally warping slightly depending on the environment.
If it really bothers you, I would just take it in and at least try to get it exchanged, you might have better luck than I did.
If it helps at all, I've had my MBP for almost a year with no issues whatsoever.
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