macbook screen off centre...+warranty question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andrewface, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. andrewface macrumors regular

    andrewface

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    i just noticed this on my macbook and it is kind of concerning. My screen seems to be off centre. There is a large (2mm) gap (black space) between where the screen starts on the left side. There is a far smaller gap between the right side of the screen and the edge of the macbook. Also when i look into the left side against the screen i can see a bright light shinning from the corner.. that doesnt bother me because it doesnt effect the book at all..however it cant be normal as the right edge of the screen has no such light.

    ill follow up with some pictures.

    my three month free applecare is now over...by about 5 days.. how do you go about the warranty now that you cant all in anymore?
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

    Warbrain

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    Go to an Apple store or an Apple specialist.

    I think you can also contact Applecare online.
     
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  4. MrCrowbar macrumors 68000

    MrCrowbar

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    Dude, that's a serious manufacturing error. Send it back for replacement.
     
  5. MrCrowbar macrumors 68000

    MrCrowbar

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    The backlighting on my Macbook has a loose contact and I have problems with power. Sometimes it goes off without warning, and when you try to boot it up again, it goes off immediately...

    I wanna get it repaired. Should I put my 2 GB RAM out before I give it to the apple guys? I don't have the original RAM modules that came with it here...
     
  6. andrewface thread starter macrumors regular

    andrewface

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    its not MAJOR....but it is annoying and it looks cheap and its a 1500 dollar laptop...i expect it to be prefect!

    im working on uploading those pictures now
     
  7. suneohair macrumors 68020

    suneohair

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    It wasnt very smart to get rid of the original RAM. Just tell Apple you upgraded after the fact and dont have the original RAM. They may help you.

    They could very well write it off as a 3rd party RAM problem.
     
  8. MrCrowbar macrumors 68000

    MrCrowbar

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    Mine is perfectly aligned. And I also have the Blackbook. The warantee will cover that.
     
  9. andrewface thread starter macrumors regular

    andrewface

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    im almost certain mine was aligned perfect...because i just noticed this problem after owning this thing for 3 months...pics are uploading now
     
  10. MrCrowbar macrumors 68000

    MrCrowbar

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    Well the original RAM is in my appartment in Europe, and I'm in the US until February. My point actually was that they might just give me a new Macbook with stock 512 MB. Can I give them the Macbook without any RAM inside for repair?
     
  11. andrewface thread starter macrumors regular

    andrewface

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  12. andrewface thread starter macrumors regular

    andrewface

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    so how do you go about getting this fixed? how long would it take...would i have to reinstall all my apps...would i get a new book altogether or what? ...i better not get some refirbished pos..where do i go...i dont live anywhere near an apple store so i would probably have to do this over the net...to my understanding i cant call them anymore because the apple care thing is over correct?
     
  13. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

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    sounds like an annoying problem...

    ...and those links don't work for me in safari; they just close instantly
     
  14. drake macrumors 6502a

    drake

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    Your pics aren't loading for me, just a blank black screen.
     
  15. andrewface thread starter macrumors regular

    andrewface

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    weird ya they are no longer working for me either..ill try again tomorrow
    right now i gotta sleep tho!
     

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