2010 air 13 screen hinge crooked??

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kappax12, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. kappax12 macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    so i was in class and i felted the back on the screen hinge by the aluminum part on my right side, the black hinge is not flush (as in when i put my finger and slide it across it is no straight with the surface) with the aluminum, the hinge is inward a little bit, compare to the normal side for the left side (also pictured).

    not really a big deal but i figure i post it up and see if anyone with the 2010 air 13 or 11 have this problem.

    on the right side, where i see the problem

    this is the left side, its normal
  2. markr346 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2010
    Mine is the exact same - hardly noticeable and now I can blame you for making me aware of it!!!! :)
  3. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
  4. klover macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    My 11-inch MBA doesn't have that issue but my previous MBP 13" did.

    I swapped screens between two MBP 13's last year and when putting them back together, left one with a very similiar offset. That plastic is a fairly thin housing for the panel cables, hinges, etc. that can be twisted easily - especially when you are screwing down the hinges into the base.

    It never once impacted the hinge, it's movement, or rigidity. I would not be concerned about it in the slightest unless it's a cosmetic irritant to you.
  5. Cheplampardfan macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2010
    Los angeles
    OP, is that an invisishield on ur MBA ?? Looks good
  6. kappax12 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    its a wrapsol
  7. Jman14 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2008
    My Dad got new 13" Air from work, he noticed it right away. He took it back, and they replaced it. The new one has yet to suffer from this. I'd get it looked at.
  8. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    Don't take this personally, because I'm all for people feeling however they feel about things, but I'm completely convinced that Apple products have a much higher level of OCD buyers than other products. Seriously - I'm blown away by the nitpicky stuff that bothers people.

    But to each his (or her) own.
  9. kappax12 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2010
    i agree, i mean apple products are expensive, majority expect a perfect build.

    i figure i point this hinge out to see if anyone else have it. its no problem to me.
  10. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    To some it's like buying a car, would you like something to be a bit off or crooked on a brand new car?
  11. walterwhite macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2011
    South Central PA
    During my long time of dealing with the OCD customers of the Apple Retail stores... I had to just turn off the switch that says, "Please dont let these people get to you"... Apple wants to make you happy and will just replace it... they want to make all customers into "promoters" because when you tell your friends about the awesome way they treated you... at least one of your friends will want to switch to a mac or buy a replacement for their old one. From a service stand point they are going to great extents to surprise and delight customers by even fixing (first time only) machines that may have had an accident. It's why they are doing so well. Promoters sell more computers than any advertising campaign.
    I had to turn off the switch simply because... seeing something so small and expecting perfection?? I have much bigger things to worry about... why would I run all the way to the Apple store and move all my data, et etc ... its time I dont have. It's not like the bezel fell off or a key isnt working right out of the box. The distances and specs of the body are less than a mm so when you look at such clean lines and edges... 1mm stands out, especially once you see it. But I definitely try to see and understand how THEY are seeing their beautiful new apple computer.
  12. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2011
    No, I don't check the seams on every weld on a new car. Honestly, people are complaining about marks on the aluminum body that require a 10x scope to notice, let alone the fact that it doesn't affect the operation of the unit in the slightest. I used to be OCD like this about this kind of stuff, and once you are able to just let it go and relax, you are in a much better place.

    I'm done for now - I understand that different people see this differently - no issue.

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