MBA Creaking Info Thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mike84, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    Much like the iPhone 4 thread that was started in the iPhone section that was used to determine whether certain phones had the reception issue, yellow scree, issue, etc., I think it would be wise to start one for the MBA since there are a lot of complaints. So, below are the basic questions

    Which size do you have?
    When did you purchase?
    Was it online or in store?
    Does it creak?
    If it does, what have you done about it?
    If you've called Apple, taken it in, etc., what has been the solution?
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2010

    11 weeks since manufacture

    CTO ordered few days after release announced

    I can pick it up/ squeeze the area around the track pad /whirl it round my head etc and no creaks Entire base of the unit feels like a solid single piece.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY

    Original 2 weeks ago

    In store

    It did, also wobbled and had fan whine, and dead pixel.

    Took it to Apple for the wobbling issue, and the dead pixel issue, and on a lesser note the creaking.
    Got a perfect new one :) Go replace it if it creaks.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2005
    Three different machines.
    11.6" Ultimate - store
    13" BTO 1.83ghz, 4GB, 128GB - online
    Another 11.6" Ultimate - store

    No creaking whatsoever on any of the three. And I tested each because of creaking threads. No wobbling, no dead pixels. Only subtle issue was bottom of 13" screen was dark. Looked like a drop shadow.
  5. LS1
    macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2007
    wouldn't a poll be useful?

    11 ultimate
    1 month ago
    in store
    creak every once in a while
    still love it!
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    Yes and No.

    Yes, because we can quickly access who has creaking and who doesn't.

    No, because there is no way to identify if there is a pattern. In other words, whether they are all originating from a certain area or time period.
  7. macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2010
    Riga, Latvia
    - 13" ultimate
    - 3 weeks ago, using it for less than a week so far.
    - Bought it online from the Apple Store in Singapore
    - Right palm area occasionally creaks, as well as the right side somewhere around the ports, when I lift it up from there. Again, occasionally. But at start used to drive me nuts. I began to get used to ignoring it.. but still that's a bit disappointing.

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