Case bowing - Within Spec?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by irose, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. irose macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    I bought a MB mid January which came with a defective lid. I sent that one back and Apple shipped me a new replacement. I have had this MB for a month and so far no hardware problems or software problems. But I have noticed that above the screw closest to the microphone and headphone the case bows and separates a little from the wrist rest. I've contacted an Apple rep who helped me with the replacement MB, who btw was very nice and helpful, and he told me that more than likely if I sent it into repair they would claim the MB with in spec and just send right back. Two weeks without my main computers sucks. Here is a pic of the situation what are your thoughts?

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  2. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    I would just keep it as is unless it gets any worse. Or if your in the area of a apple store anytime soon just drop in and see what they say.
  3. Quillz macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've heard that minor cosmetic defects such as that are within spec as they do not actually affect the overall structure of the machine.
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000


    Mar 30, 2005
    Have to try to back out the screw a little to release some stress on the casing?
  5. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    I'm afraid the "fit and finish" on the MB's leave a little bit to be desired. I have seen two that both have this type of issue. The plastic pieces just don't seem to fit together well...
  6. irose thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2008
    Yeah I have messed with that screw. Turns out, an apple rep told me this, that specific screw is purely cosmetic to make the case symmetrical. Been reading some more forum posts and the build quality is indeed less than desirable. An apple store is finally opening in this state (March 6th) so I plan on bringing it in. The apple rep said he talked to an engineered who explained that maybe reseting the top part of the case might fix the problem. Eh worth a shot. Now that I know this is just Mac craftsmanship hopefully the insides of the computer last me my mandatory 5 year computer life and I'll move on to something else. Appreciate the replies.

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