does your mba lie flat

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by neilk2350, Feb 4, 2008.


does your mba lie flat

  1. yes

    112 vote(s)
  2. no

    42 vote(s)
  3. sort of

    21 vote(s)
  1. macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    mine wobbles. its the rubber feet. thoughts?
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2007
    Dallas, Texas
    mine wobbles too! Just barely. The front-left rubber foot does not sit flat on a desk!
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    take it to genious bar? i wont pay 3 grand for a wobbly computer... although i dont want to wait for a new one
  4. macrumors 6502


    Aug 22, 2007
    Mine is fine.
  5. macrumors member

    instant hit

    Jan 26, 2008
    only reservation so far is you have to make sure that the magsafe is fully inserted, or else it will definitely raise up the left side accordingly.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    Mine wasn't flat (I set it on a glass desk, so I know it wasn't the desk). After making sure the feet were all flush and properly mounted, I gave the bottom part of the case a bit of a gentle flex in the front corner that was too high. Immediate improvement on the first try, and fixed completely after the second. YMMV, don't try this at home, IANAT, IYBIDCCTM, etc. :)
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    mine is in all the way. it wobbles between the other two feet. i'm shocked, really

    it's not like i havent bought a sony vaio with wobbly battery and cheap hinges but...
  8. macrumors 68000


    May 1, 2005
    Florida West Coast
    Mine does
  9. macrumors member

    instant hit

    Jan 26, 2008
    that's interesting. is there a way to get a "born on" date for mac hardware? at work right now and i have to look productive :)
  10. macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2003
    This is the freaking problem with Apple nowadays--their quality is simply terrible.

    From bugs in the iPod OS, to Leopard being released months early, to heat issues, to dozens of issues with the displays, etc., etc., etc. Apple is simply a mess.
  11. macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    I had this same problem out of the box. One little flex on the corner immediately resolved. I personally would consider this a non issue.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    Did some wobble tests and purposely made my glass desk unbalanced. Only slight wobble when the glass is unbalanced. Maybe try to see if it wobbles on top of the packaging box?
  13. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    we are at 33% no

    1/3 of the macbooks dont lie flat. not good...
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    Guys have you tried to see if it wobbles on top of the packaging?

    It might just be unbalanced surfaces

    The other thing is if you are pushing down on the front of it, wobbles because of the tapered edge. Is that what you guys are calling wobble? It's easier to now use the keyboard with the MBA so adjust your hands and wrists accordingly.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2006
    Yeah, because other companies of similar scale do it so much better. Probably ought to switch to Vista for a trouble free experience and superior user interface. Yeah, "Apple is simply a mess". Right.
  16. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    wobbles is wobbles. i put it down on any surface metal glass (must be hard so the box doesn't count) and it's like a chair or table with a bad leg. i moves back and forth. with our without the adapter
  17. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    the box doesn't count it's soft. any hard surface
  18. macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    I was using one at the Eaton Center Apple Store in Toronto and noticed immediately the wobbly bottom.

    Flex it back, if it doesn't work then I'd go get a new one. A wobbly machine is definitely annoying...
  19. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    could be the desk..... lol
  20. macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2007
    McHenry, IL
    Mine was flat when I first got it - after being on and running - the left front is off. That happens to be the hottest part of the unit. Hmmm

  21. macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    I had a small wobble. I tried to do the small flex solution and it got worse. I then realized I was flexing the corner in question. I gently flexed the opposite corner and it is now :Dperfect.

    Kinda scary flexing this beautiful and expensive machine.
  22. macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    No wobble here. Perfectly stable.
  23. macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008
    no wobbles here either.
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    St. Louis, MO.
    Flat here.
  25. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    so how did you flex it. that scares me also. did you lift it in the air and then tug or just push it against the desk? seems so wrong

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