Macbook plastic comming loose

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WillMak, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    The plastic part near the LCD (near the "macbook logo") is starting to seperate from the LCD. Is this normal?
     
  2. jimijay macrumors newbie

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    No, a computer casing falling apart is not normal (and don't let them tell you it is). Take it to an Apple store and ask them to fix/replace the plastic.
     
  3. SpacePup84 macrumors newbie

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    hmm... I just saw that mine is as well - actually have to use my fingernail, but i has separated.... is this a huge issue? I don't want to lose my computer for weeks just for a tiny fix :(
     
  4. isabel macrumors newbie

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    Are you talking about the white frame over the LCD?
     
  5. sepu macrumors regular

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  6. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    This happened to my iBook, which my step-father now has. At the bottom of the framing on the LCD. The plastic is not making full-contact against the bottom part of where the screen would be.

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  7. fraserdrew macrumors member

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    And Me!!

    I also had this problem, but i got it replaced.
    I was told that the case is held on by clips at the top, but that particular section relies on double sided sticky tape!
     
  8. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Eww sticky tape? No wonder I see that part a bit flimsy. Dang these Apple engineers don't know crap about what happens to adhesive when heat is applied. I just notice mines but it's not 'falling' apart. It's a bit loose when I push on it.
     
  9. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    Did they replace the notebook, LCD, framing... or what?
     
  10. persep macrumors member

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    Hi,
    something like the 4th picture on http://www.hardwaregeeks.com/articles.php?action=show&id=483. My last 12" ibook G4 just looks like it.
     
  11. fraserdrew macrumors member

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    Frame

    They just re-replaced the frame (it had already been replaced when the keyboard was replaced for discolouration
     
  12. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    Yep, exactly like that. It's an iBook G4, though.

    The RAM slot for it is kind of messed-up too, RAM doesn't fit in all the way and when installed causes OS X to kernel panic a couple of times today. I may take it to Apple before the warranty's up.
     

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