aluminum back of screen going!! - need advise ASAP!

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  1. Gaogier macrumors regular

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    Hello

    the backing of the screen is "ungluing", I have no idea why or how, I think it could be the heat - as it happened after a small heat wave. Anyway, I now can't close the screen.

    Any tips on how to do this? The more I close the screen the worse it seems to get.

    I am in warranty and it should be fixed with no charge right?

    I found this picture.

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    That is basically what is happening to my laptop. Any advise to get it closed while I wait for an appointment to get my laptop fixed would be great.
     
  2. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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    Call AppleCare or take it to the store, worry about the "what ifs" later. ;)

    As long as it isn't damage you did or caused, you're covered under warranty.
     
  3. Gaogier thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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    Call AppleCare, let them advise you on what to do next. ;)
     
  5. awer25 macrumors 65816

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    Just leave it as is until your appointment.
     
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  7. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Don't post on a Mac forum taking about Macs being cheaply made. It just makes no sense.

    Anyway... OP: Just leave it as is. When it comes time for your appointment, tell the genius that you have never dropped it (have you?), and take absolute care of it. It just sort of ...happened.
     
  8. Gaogier thread starter macrumors regular

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    I never dropped my mac, I drop my phone all the time, but never my mac.

    I think its the glue, not 100% sure though.

    How long will it take to fix?

    I don't have access to a car, and have to wait for my sister to be free from work to get me to the store.
     
  9. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    How can we tell you how long it will take to fix? It depends on the store, if they have the right parts in stock, what the queue is like, etc. I'm sure the Genius will give you an estimate at your appointment.
     
  10. Gaogier thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was hoping that this was a common problem :D Or at least someone has had this problem before.
     
  11. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    Well, I will say this - switching out a screen doesn't take too long if they have the part in stock. So hopefully you'll get lucky on that end and they can turn it around quickly. Good luck.
     
  12. Gaogier thread starter macrumors regular

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    The screen is fine, the plastic aluminum backing (the part with the apple logo) is just coming off at the left hand side at the bottom, I have been trying to do research, and i think its just the glue ungluing, so maybe they can re-glue it?
     
  13. solowmodel macrumors 6502

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  14. nickcao macrumors member

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    im feeling sad about your country. little poor kid.
     
  15. Gaogier thread starter macrumors regular

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  16. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    im not saying macs are cheaply made, im saying most stuff made in china are cheap and some macs arent properly manufactured. (Defective units)
     
  17. Gaogier thread starter macrumors regular

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    Over £750 worth of new things from screen to logic board or something. I am glad i paid nothing :D

    So not cheaply made.
     
  18. JuanGuapo macrumors 6502a

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    I think what people are confusing is quality control, something that even the best of manufacturers cannot avoid. Enter warranties.
     

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