Gap between bezel and LCD screen ???

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tanhm, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular


    hi guys,

    I discovered that my macbook air mid 2011 has gap btw aluminum bezel and LCD screen. Is it normal?


    @this picture which I captured from macrumors's member and I have exactly the same issue

  2. macrumors 6502a

    yes, it is normal. This is pretty much the only reason why I'd prefer the black bezel. But it sort of 'frames' the bezel a bit, because of the black rubber on the outer edge.

    Also, that picture zoomed in and using that black cloth to draw the eye to it makes it seem far bigger then it is.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    You seem to be talking about the thickness of the bezel. That's not what he's talking about. He says there is actually a bit of an open space between the bezel and the screen surface, such that he can slide a piece of paper (or cloth) between the two.

    That is NOT normal.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    That is not normal. I cannot slide anything between the screen and the bezel in my MBA.
  5. macrumors regular


    thanks :)

    :( i have changed 3 macbook air due to sound problem, dusts in screen and now is a gap :confused:

    you can not slide anything but does it still have a gap ?
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Oh.. ya... not normal. There should be no physical gap between the "screen" and the bezel. There is a visual black line all the way around though.
  7. macrumors regular


    I took my MBA to Apple reseller, my country does not have apple store and they said it is completely normal :confused:
  8. macrumors regular


    I'm anal about dust, but in the screen?
  9. macrumors regular


    yap, and apple replaced new screen

  10. macrumors regular


    anyone ?
  11. macrumors 6502

    Don't know if it is normal but I can get a sheet of paper between the screen and the bezel on both the 11" and 13" MBAs here... It only goes in about 2-3mm or so though.
  12. macrumors demi-god


    It's normal. The bezel is glued to the display lid and so when glue dries and shrinks a bit there are bound to be gaps.
  13. macrumors regular


    when I clean my screen, tons of dusts come to this gap :mad:

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