Applying pressure to the bezel warps the screen.

skevin

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I have a mid 2011 11 inch air. I just noticed that when I apply a slight pressure to the right side of the bezel, the lcd screen warps. It seems that this only occurs on the right side as I tried applying pressure to the top, left and the bottom bezel and everything seems to be fine. Does this happen with anyone else's air? I really wish I had caught this earlier.
 

skevin

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I have a solid advice for you stay off the thread if you have nothing worth saying. I was asking if the problem was common among air users. Sure it's not a huge problem but it can be annoying. And spending nearly 1600 on a machine I want things to be defect free.
 

paulrbeers

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I have a solid advice for you stay off the thread if you have nothing worth saying. I was asking if the problem was common among air users. Sure it's not a huge problem but it can be annoying. And spending nearly 1600 on a machine I want things to be defect free.
Yeah, but I'm pretty sure this is true for all of my laptops (mac and pc the like). I even have tv's that this can happen....

So maybe it isn't really a problem?
 

theSeb

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I have a solid advice for you stay off the thread if you have nothing worth saying. I was asking if the problem was common among air users. Sure it's not a huge problem but it can be annoying. And spending nearly 1600 on a machine I want things to be defect free.
You shouldn't be holding it by the top monitor section. What are you expecting? It is defect free. Your expectations are silly and so is this thread.

All laptops flex when you start grabbing the monitor, except for something like a Panasonic Toughbook. Sell the MBA and get that.
 
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paulrbeers

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You shouldn't be holding it by the top monitor section. What are you expecting? It is defect free. Your expectations are silly and so is this thread.

All laptops flex when you start grabbing the monitor, except for something like a Panasonic Toughbook. Sell the MBA and get that.
This....
 

GGJstudios

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I have a solid advice for you stay off the thread if you have nothing worth saying.
Thanks for that, but I'll post what I want, where I want.
And spending nearly 1600 on a machine I want things to be defect free.
I've got sad news for you: your MBA is not defect free. No computer is perfect. Nothing made by man is perfect. Just because your MBA has a flaw doesn't make it a defective model. They're not meant to be handled roughly, although they can take quite a lot. If you really think there's a problem with your MBA, take it to Apple and have them inspect it. If they feel it's defective, they'll repair or replace it.
 

agentphish

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+1 for last comment about having apple take a look at it if you feel its wrong. Let them make that determination.

...and by the way, you're pretty foolish if you're ever holding your portable computer by the screen. Clearly this is not how its meant to be held. The bezel is not there for your hands to hold it.

There's a notch at the front of the computer palm rest for a reason, thats really the only place you should touch the display, and only when you open and close it. I really can't think of any other reason to touch it.
 

doktordoris

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I have a solid advice for you stay off the thread if you have nothing worth saying. I was asking if the problem was common among air users. Sure it's not a huge problem but it can be annoying. And spending nearly 1600 on a machine I want things to be defect free.
My advice is don't try to make GGJStudios look like a tit. Observe his posting history, see all that he has contributed to this community, and then compare it with your donations of time, effort, or indeed money. He has given a great deal to us all. You have simply been a petulant child who cries when he hears things he dislikes. And what gives you the right to tell people to "stay off the thread"? Go away, learn some manners, and then stay away.
 
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chrono1081

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Warping is common on any LCD device if pressure is applied to the bezel.

The inside section of the bezel is most likely different in some areas (where posts may be to route wires and such) which is probably why you are seeing the difference. I don't recommend this but if you take a laptop screen apart not all sections of the bezel are made the same internally.

You'd have to apply a good amount of pressure for there to be any injury to the screen (or pressure for a long time).
 

Kendo

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If you put your foot on the side of a car door and push it in, even the solid medal door will flex inwards. Why expect anything more from the bezel of an ultra-thin laptop?
 

nastebu

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I've got sad news for you: your MBA is not defect free. No computer is perfect. Nothing made by man is perfect. Just because your MBA has a flaw doesn't make it a defective model.
Truly, $1,600 is a lot of money. It buys a great little computer, but it doesn't buy a perfect one. MacBook Airs are comsumer electronics, built to certain specifications, and as GGJstudios points out, those specifications fall short of perfect.

You can buy consumer items and expect flawless, but you'll pay a lot more for them. That's why some watches or handbags cost tens of thousands of dollars.
 

skevin

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My advice is don't try to make GGJStudios look like a tit. Observe his posting history, see all that he has contributed to this community, and then compare it with your donations of time, effort, or indeed money. He has given a great deal to us all. You have simply been a petulant child who cries when he hears things he dislikes. And what gives you the right to tell people to "stay off the thread"? Go away, learn some manners, and then stay away.
and if you read the thread again, you'll see that I was responding to THESEB not GGJstudios. But whatever I got the answer I wanted.:rolleyes:
 

LordVic

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NEVER
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hold a laptop by the screen.
THEY ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR THIS. unless you bought a specific rugged laptop, you are doing something wrong. BAD.

all LCD's, no matter what company will show distortion when warped. no matter what. Go touch any LCD that doesn't have a glass panel in front of it. it will warp and change colour where you press.

LCD was not designed for this pressure. The top part of any laptop is design around the fact that it contains the LCD screen, and nOT intended as a handle or control point.

if you feel that your MBA was built incorrectly and warped off the factory. Take it back. however, your failure to use a device as intended, is not a failing on the part of the MBA or the design.
 

jsolares

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Aug 8, 2011
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I have a mid 2011 11 inch air. I just noticed that when I apply a slight pressure to the right side of the bezel, the lcd screen warps. It seems that this only occurs on the right side as I tried applying pressure to the top, left and the bottom bezel and everything seems to be fine. Does this happen with anyone else's air? I really wish I had caught this earlier.
I have a solid advice for you stay off the thread if you have nothing worth saying. I was asking if the problem was common among air users. Sure it's not a huge problem but it can be annoying. And spending nearly 1600 on a machine I want things to be defect free.
It is defect free, you can't expect such a thin display to have no compromises at all, heck even some 15/17" from other manufactures have such an issue.
 

rkahl

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I have a mid 2011 11 inch air. I just noticed that when I apply a slight pressure to the right side of the bezel, the lcd screen warps. It seems that this only occurs on the right side as I tried applying pressure to the top, left and the bottom bezel and everything seems to be fine. Does this happen with anyone else's air? I really wish I had caught this earlier.
I just noticed that if you drop a computer into a pool of water it won't turn on anymore. Does this happen all the time? I really wish I had known this earlier.
 

skevin

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Original poster
Sep 24, 2010
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NEVER
EVER
hold a laptop by the screen.
THEY ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR THIS. unless you bought a specific rugged laptop, you are doing something wrong. BAD.

all LCD's, no matter what company will show distortion when warped. no matter what. Go touch any LCD that doesn't have a glass panel in front of it. it will warp and change colour where you press.

LCD was not designed for this pressure. The top part of any laptop is design around the fact that it contains the LCD screen, and nOT intended as a handle or control point.

if you feel that your MBA was built incorrectly and warped off the factory. Take it back. however, your failure to use a device as intended, is not a failing on the part of the MBA or the design.
I wasn't talking about holding a laptop by its screen. That's idiotic. The screen warped when I grabbed the right side of the bezel to readjust the screen. Now that I am aware of it I guess I'll just try not to thumb the right bezel to adjust the screen.
 

vitzr

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Jul 28, 2011
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I wasn't talking about holding a laptop by its screen. That's idiotic. The screen warped when I grabbed the right side of the bezel to readjust the screen. Now that I am aware of it I guess I'll just try not to thumb the right bezel to adjust the screen.
TFT LCD (Thin Film Transistor Liquid Crystal Display) has a sandwich-like structure with liquid crystal filled between two glass plates. The front surface is flexible plastic. If one squeezes it, the panel deflects and displaces some of the Liquid Crystal, that's why it looks odd when you pinch it. That's a perfectly normal reaction of the material and in no way is a defect.

Here's a link that shows the "layers" of plastic and glass that comprise a laptop display.

http://www.plasma.com/classroom/what_is_tft_lcd.htm
 

Happs

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Jul 10, 2019
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hahaha. I just joined macrumours. Please don't Troll me too!! But yeah, When i buy crappy iphone screens (we still talking mac yeah) I do get warping when pressing the sides of the screens and just wondered why this defect would be? Yes, buy better screens etc..
@above comment of a comment ^^^^ You can drop an lenovo into a pool and get away with it. I have done it!
 
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