Heat crack on Macbook ??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Katharine, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Katharine macrumors member

    Katharine

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    I turned my MacBook over today and there is a small (1/2 inch) crack right above the battery. In the middle of the crack there seems like there is a raised bump. Has anyone else experienced this or heard about it? I haven't dropped it and I'm afraid when I call Apple they will think I did something to cause this.
     
  2. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    I believe someone else reported this problem, let me see if I can find the thread and you can then see if your problem is similar.

    Here is one thread. I can't find the other one, but it was where some guy (or girl) had some sort of bubble with cracks all over (on the bezel?). I wish I had paid more attention, hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about and can help.
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i would turn it off and get it to an Apple store immediately. that sounds like one of the problems people were having before the battery recall.
     
  4. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    You must place the MacBook in an explosion proof container and get to the nearest Apple Store promptly. :eek:
     
  5. generik macrumors 601

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    Probably overheating, the plastic expands a little and cracks inside :eek:
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Pictures? Not that we don't believe you....I'm just curious to see how bad it is.
     
  7. Katharine thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried several times to get pictures but they just don't come out. It is just one small crack. There is no apple store within 2 hours of me so I am calling apple support now. Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Sam0r macrumors regular

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    If your camera supports macro mode, use that. It will allow the camera to focus on much closer objects so you can capture the crack.
     
  9. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Oh well on the pictures. AppleCare should fix it- if they don't then ask to speak to someone higher up until they agree to fix/replace it.
     
  10. Katharine thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried on the macro setting and it still is blurry and not visible at all. I called support and they are sending a box. I also have to have the top casing replaced because it is going yellow. The guy on the phone spoke to me like I was an idiot though. I mentioned there was a bubble and he said "well there are these 4 rubber feet on the bottom. Could that be what it is?" Um no. I can tell the difference between a crack and small bubble and the rubber grip feet. :rolleyes: Anyway I will have a box tomorrow to send my laptop in again :(


    edit for spelling
     
  11. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Re: Heat crack on Macbook ??

    Don't think you'd get enough heat for taking the crack to the vapor point using a MacBook -- might want to try a pipe and flame.

    Of course I could be wrong and the MacBook is getting hot enough to heat your crack.
     
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