Does your air wobble?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ayeying, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. ayeying macrumors 601

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    If so, did Apple take care of that or did you put some more rubber feet or?
     
  2. ICUK macrumors newbie

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    Yes

    Hi aeying. i have purchased about 3 M Airs and have one myself. They all had some wobble. If you try and gently bend the opposite corners to the wobble it will sort it out.

    It must happen if you hold the laptop on one corner.

    Thanks
     
  3. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I fixed mine by removing case bottom and tightening battery to frame screws. Actually worked well.
     
  4. pughchrism macrumors member

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    mine was slightly unlevel. i gently warped it by hand to make it level
     
  5. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't it bother you that you spent so much on a machine and have to bend it to make it level? I would be terrified to do that!
     
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    Mine is over a month old and I've never had a wobble.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  9. pughchrism macrumors member

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    It's only the aluminum that you are GENTLY warping and these units are not that fragile. It didn't take much force on mine.

    Had a new MBP with the lid not fitting well at all b/c it was bowed down in the middle. Not what I wanted on a machine that costs about 2 grand. Just a little warp and it fit nice and even.

    People on the MBP forums had consistently complained about the lids fitting poorly. I agree with them that some of the MBP's aren't manufactured to a quality you would expect from Apple. But, it's just too easy to fix and it made me like my unit that much more when the lid fit well.
     
  10. ayeying thread starter macrumors 601

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    Im kinda scared I'll actually bend the entire laptop too much.
     
  11. ddd269 macrumors regular

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    Terrified? for a warp? (if you can even call it that).

    This is not a "terrifying" issue. It's an extremely minor issue.
     
  12. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    I read this thread title and thought it was about digestive problems :eek:
     
  13. fredrickyoon macrumors regular

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    Mine's a Week 03 production and no wobbliness or issues with mine. Knock on wood though ...

    Couldn't be more pleased with this product.
     
  14. kyleen66 macrumors regular

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    Mine doesn't wobble on my desk, lap desk, or dining room table.

    Took it to two meetings the last two weeks (two different boardrooms) and it wobbled on their tables. I thought, "what the hell" and wondered if it was damaged in transit. Nope. Still stable and unmoving on my desk.

    I'm going to go with that some surfaces, even if they LOOK flat and smooth, really aren't. I'd try a couple of different places before I'd say 100% that your computer has a real stability issue.
     
  15. toomuchmac macrumors member

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    This has been my experience. I first read of the wobble a while back and then went to mine and sure as heck it wobbled. "Oh no! WTF?" Then when back at a "nice" desk, it was totally fine. My kitchen counter top = wobble. Two hotel in room desks = one wobble, one fine.

    I think it's so thin that the slightest variation in the flatness of a surface will show its ugly head in MBA wobble.
     
  16. EMAGDNIM macrumors member

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    A friend of mine came over to show me his new MBA and I didn't notice and wobble.
     
  17. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Mine...







    ...Does not wobble! It does not even need a 'so delusionally ecstatic about MBA I actually try and fix what I should not even need to fix' action! Woohoo!
     
  18. PDE macrumors 68020

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    One of ones I had wobbled. I pressed down on the corners firmly for 30 seconds or so and it stoppled wobbling.
     

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