2 Issues/Problems with my MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by gnr319, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. gnr319 macrumors member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I have a Rev C 2.13ghz MBA that I have been using for about a month and a half. I love this machine to death but recently noticed 2 things that are bothering me:

    1. Slanted LED Screen

    For the first month after purchase, I usually paired my MBA with the 24" ACD at home so I haven't really looked at the MBA's screen too much. However, I started law school 3 weeks ago and have been spending considerable amount of time using the MBA on the go and now I look at the screen often.

    Recently, I noticed that the led screen is slightly slanted downwards on the left side. I.e. when you look at the black area between the lit led and the bezel on top of your screen, there is a wider gap as you move towards the left. I would say that it is a 1mm-2mm decline. It doesn't hinder my work at all but I can't seem to ignore it!

    2. As observed on this forum and elsewhere, there is a slight scuffing of the aluminum bezel from the trackpad button when the MBA is closed. I rubbed some of it away but there is still a visible mark on the bottom left of the isight camera.

    First, are these common problems? What do you guys think I should do? If I bring it to an Apple Store, will they offer a replacement due to the issues above?
     
  2. caonimadebi macrumors regular

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    They'll send it in to replace the display assembly if you are lucky. If not they'll try to brush you off and tell you that's it's a cosmetic problem. They will try to repair it three times on the issue before they consider a replacement. If you're going to to school and this is your only computer, you may just have to live with it. I waited three weeks for the same issue
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I love my machine too. I have both those simptoms. I have chosen to ignore them both. My computer also overheats for no reason at random times of usage, the whole also wobbles when it's on the desktop, and lid doesn't even close flush. Again I have decided that by ignoring those issues in the end I am happy with my computer and it is otherwise flawless. :)
     
  4. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    I continue to use the shipping liner that was covering the keyboard whenever I put the laptop in my bag. Probably a bit over the top, but I hate it when there are imprints from the keys on the screen
     
  5. breakfast macrumors member

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    I know of people who used to put a soft cloth between the screen and the keypad for the same reason. Now they have a permanent imprint of the size of the cloth on their screen. No kidding, looks really bad.
     
  6. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. No such issue. I have also used a paper towel with past machines w/o incident. Do you know what sort of cloth?
     
  7. breakfast macrumors member

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    The likes one uses to clean their glasses with. Dunno what they're called... "microfiber", maybe?

    PS: Berkeley? :) Cool! Long time... :) :)
     
  8. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    Interesting. Yeah that would be the kind. The nice thing about the one that shipped with the unit is it was 1) designed to protect the screen from the keyboard and 2) fits :)

    Berkeley (like Camelot) is a silly place.
     
  9. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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  10. gnr319 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's unfortunate. It is my primary computer and I use it 12 hours/day. It is truly my work horse and I cannot part from it for such an extended amount of time. I do have my trusty iBook G4 but I don't think that will be seeing any action anytime soon.

    Out of curiosity, do I have to alert Apple of these things as soon as possible to maybe get it repaired? I have AppleCare on my machine and was wondering if I could bring it in say during winter break or maybe even summer break next year when I have a bit more time.

    Thanks for all the help.
     

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