Anyone tried to intentionaly "break" the mba to increase the screen angle?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by applecultvictim, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. applecultvictim macrumors 6502a

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    I've been reading around that it's doesn't really affect anything pretty much (well except the slight risk to overextend the connecting ribbon) and you get the much needed viewing angle of your choice. So any brave guys here have done it intentionally and are happily living with it? Or maybe any links to demonstrate someone doing this?:):apple:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You mean like this ;)

    [​IMG]

    I can't imagine someone intentionally breaking their screen
    Especially as many threads as we get about lids not closing precisely
    Or 1 dead pixel in the corner
    Or... well you get the idea

    But... to each his own

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh no, god no, that looks like botched surgery!!

    I was thinking more along the lines of something like this

    [​IMG]
     
  4. d94 macrumors member

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    didnt do it intentionally but it happened about a month into ownership.
    its kinda awsome but at the same time i have a few probems with my air so its going to the apple store soon
     
  5. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Are the problems related to the hinge breaking?
     
  6. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Why would you need it to open to 160 degrees?
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I'm guessing in case you want to lay on top of it
    Only reason I can see for such an extreme angle

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Of course the intent is not the 160 angle per se but the range from 120 to 160. That said I it's very, very comfy to use your laptop whilst in bed or lying down with your feet arched and 160 degrees is pretty much the angle you need there. Coming from the pc world I am accustomed to it a lot, I now some of you who have been apple fans can only remember that as far as the pismo or the ibook go. :apple:
     
  9. darrellishere macrumors 6502

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  10. d94 macrumors member

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    nope! hinges are fine..the screen just goes back further
    iv got white dots on my screen and my machine gets upto 85C just browsing the web sometimes
     
  11. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    darrellishere, great photo, wanna feel us in on how you are using your air or if you've run on any issues?

    @d94, oh I see, hope you get these fixed soon.
     
  12. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    Thats cool. i think it would work nice for working while laying down
     
  13. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think so too, if people come here vouching that it's useable and no other issues arise I might do it to my (future) air.
     
  14. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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    Dear All,

    Sorry but your guys are insane! :D There is a well known issue about the hinges. If you break it by purpose you will be 100% sure you don't get any warranty if you screen really break from the body.

    With best regards,
    Bas
     
  15. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What's the well known issue with the hinge?
     
  16. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    See the following thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=495259

    The issue is with the hinges coming so loose to where the screen cannot stay up on its own or wiggles a lot when open. I suspect that breaking the screen stops doesn't necessarily contribute to this (it's possible that they are orthogonal issues), but I would bet if you showed up with a screen that opens farther than the design range of 120/130 degrees and had the hinge slop issue, you would be denied out of hand.
     
  17. PNutts macrumors 601

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    No, but Apple says I did. :(
     
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  19. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I thought they d fixed that??!! In rev b.
     
  20. justit macrumors 6502a

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    instead of "breaking it" you can disassemble the MBA and remove the plastic stopper piece
     
  21. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    If you're going to be condescending, you might want to use correct grammar.
     
  22. applecultvictim thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any links? Ifix it?

    you mean to say spelling not grammar. I am not condescending, you are projecting, I too remember as far as then.
     
  23. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    There is absolutely no way I'd intentionally break my MBA. Personally, I find the viewing angle to be fine the way it is.
     
  24. Veinticinco macrumors 6502a

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    Or to put this another way OP...

    Has anyone tried to intentionally dislocate their shoulder so they can more easily scratch that pesky itch in their back? :rolleyes:

    (What do you mean doc...what's a "torn rotator cuff", and what the hell is this "subacromial impingement syndrome" thingie? Possible long-term effects you say? General anaesthetic? Are those painkillers? HOW long?!....:eek:)
     

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