Does Speck case cause loose hinge in MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by penyekz, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. penyekz macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a clear speck case for the MBA. I noticed that the case weighs a little bit and when the top cover is on, at a certain angle, it closes the MBA due to the sheer weight.

    Over time, will this loosen the hinge?


    On another point, how the **** do you get the top cover off easily? I scratched the cover with a credit card the first time around! The thing is almost impossible to pry off!
     
  2. robindahlia789 macrumors regular

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    Can't speak for the air but...

    I have the speck satin on my aluminum MacBook and the only time the case closes its self is when the screen is tilted almos closed. And I wouldn't try and view my screen with it closed that low
    as for taking the case off, the bottom is easy. As for the top what I do is push the bottom right off with my fingers once that is off I close the lid I just pull it straight up from the bottom right clip that I pushed off. Just break it in for a bit and the top case will loosen up
     
  3. uberamd macrumors 68030

    uberamd

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    The Macbook Air hinge seems weak to begin with. The pressure needed to move the screen is significantly less than my Macbook Pro 'classic'. Thus, I would naturally be weary about adding any additional weight to that hinge.
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I had it for my MacBook Air rev A and current rev C. The hinges are stressed more then without but it doesn't seem to "break" it if thats what you;re worried about. Besides, thats what warranties are for
     

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