Cracking edges on white 2007 macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by modelbehaviour, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. modelbehaviour macrumors 6502

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    I know from reading on here the edges cracking off macbooks was a common issue (mine's from Nov 2007) - I was just wondering if anyone had managed to get it repaired for free outside of warranty? I was considering getting a new macbook in August but if I can get the edges repaired I might go for a new iPhone or iPad instead. Thanks! :)
     
  2. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Its a known Apple defect. regardless of your warranty, they will replace the top case if you bring it to the store or a Apple repair location.
     
  3. modelbehaviour thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! That's really helpful. :)
     
  4. Macbookabie macrumors newbie

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    I got my 2007 macbook used and it is cracking around the edges. If I take it to the Apple Store will they fix it for free?
     
  5. benchlegs macrumors member

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  6. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816

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    I actually have to do this with my early 2008 Macbook, as well.
     
  7. StockDC2 macrumors regular

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    As everyone else stated, yes, they will replace it for free. This is a known issue with the polycarbonate Macbooks because of their magnetic lids.
     
  8. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    They've recently* started to replace the monitor bezel as well as the keyboard top plate. The last change Apple did for me was both parts. The replacement looks to be made from a softer plastic, which should hopefully last longer.

    *Well last year, which is recent(ish)
     
  9. eljanitor macrumors 6502

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    More MacBook cracking issues

    I had my top case replaced under REP/ warranty for that, but now I have new cracks but this time its along the display! Does that also include the bezel around the display around the bumpers?
     

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