Hinge Loose on 2k13 MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sekman, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  2. MikePembo951, Oct 13, 2013
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    How did it go? Did they cover it?

    I think i'm having a similar issue
     
  3. macrumors regular

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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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    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
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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 :eek:
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    ciao
     
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    shenan1982

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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
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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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
     
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    shenan1982

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    When I first read it I thought of that rap group.... and I thought he was saying his new laptop is "off da hinnnnge!"
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    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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    polee

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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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