2012 MBA creaking?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MegaDi, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. MegaDi macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys

    I just bought a MBA i5, 128gb, 4gb ram 2012, 2 days ago, and I'm noticing as i type this on my couch the lower right and lower left sides of the laptop creak!

    Especially the bottom right palm rest. I've read that 2011's have had this problem, but nothing so far about 2012's.....

    Help I'm a newb, recently converted.
     
  2. amd is the best macrumors member

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    I never had the problem with my 2011 and don't have the problem in my 2012. I'd say bring it in for exchange. They will almost certainly not even question it.
     
  3. MegaDi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I bought this unit at Fry's now im about 30 miles from said location, but there is an apple store near where i am at now... Will apple exchange it or do i go back to frys?
     
  4. semicolon macrumors newbie

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    Call your local Apple store and ask.
     
  5. Mopar macrumors member

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    Is it the 13.3" model? My wife's creaks as well, but only after a year of use. I think the 13.3" Airs may be prone to it.
     
  6. MegaDi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes it is a 13.3 inch model.

    I just got this bad boy on Thursday! :mad:
     
  7. thehumorpolice macrumors newbie

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  8. mitty macrumors regular

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    Please Steve, wherever you are... don't let my MBA have a creak!
     
  9. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    The 13s in my experience are more prone to creaking. 11", not so much.
     
  10. mixman macrumors member

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    My 2011 13" creaked a bit sometimes while pressing on the lower-left, but not disturbingly often. I'd recommend to use the laptop for a few days to see if the joints settle in.
     
  11. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    My 2011 13" creaked too. Then I dropped it and got a dent in the front corner, and now it doesn't creak :p! Win some, lose some. :rolleyes:
     
  12. PM-Performance macrumors 6502

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    Take it to the Apple store. They will reseat the bottom panel.
    I havent noticed mine creak since I had them reset mine.
     
  13. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    Just oil up the hinges. It'll be right after that.
     
  14. Mopar macrumors member

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    ^ It's not the hinges that creak, but rather the bottom right and left corners, where the bottom panel screws into the frame.
     
  15. MegaDi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help guys I'm at apple now. Hopefully they won't think I'm nit picking, but 1500 for my first apple product I expect it not to have little issues like this
     
  16. MegaDi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great news!

    Apple store is awesome!

    Got it swapped out no questions asked!

    My first apple, and im starting to like them alot more!:D
     
  17. Fugue macrumors 6502

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  18. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I don't have this creaking issue with mine (2011) either.
     
  19. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    had the creaking issue, bought the screw driver, took off the bottom panel and then put it back on, creaking gone.
     
  20. MegaDi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea, since this is my first Mac, and i got this badboy last thursday, i did not think it would warrant me to buy a 3rd party screwdriver set just to fix something i just purchased.

    In the future though, this would definitely be my only option.

    Thanks for all the input guys!
     
  21. hashholly macrumors 6502

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    Odd thats such a simple fix, I guess the bottom isn't seated right?
     
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