Exposed cables in the gap of the hinge of the New MacBook Air.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by M.Shaf213, May 29, 2019.

  1. M.Shaf213 macrumors newbie

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    In March I purchased the new MacBook Air with Touch ID, after today, I noticed 2 cable like materials located in the hinge. Are these display cables? Is there something damaged? They are located where the fan holes are in the back of the computer. One is one the left side the other is on the right side.
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    They are probably the wifi and camera cables.

    Do you have a picture?
     
  3. M.Shaf213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I do. I find it very odd how apple would put these 2 cables in a place where they could easily get broken
     

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  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    hmm...
    [sarcasm]Could you possibly make that picture just a little more blurry (if that is possible)?[/sarcasm]
     
  5. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    A less blurry photo would be easier to see. :p Right now it just looks like a pixelated mess.
     
  6. M.Shaf213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do apologize on that! I’ll try to go ahead to get a better photo!
     

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    Screen Shot 2019-05-29 at 10.39.39 PM.png
    The bits circled? Is that what you're talking about?
     
  8. M.Shaf213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Correct
    correct! I took a better look and realized, it’s not metal it’s more of a cable type section.
     
  9. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Odd, I’d say take it to an Apple store and see what they say.
     
  10. sprague.rod macrumors newbie

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    That really looks shoddy, I can’t believe a new device could be like that. There is a recognised issue with the 2018 MBP called the “Stage Lighting” effect caused when the cables connecting the lid and body become damaged from repeated opening and closing. Previously they were connected by a ribbon cable but in the latest models it’s two wires. I can’t believe this is Apples solution but who knows? Take it back to Apple and ask. That’s unacceptable.
     
  11. M.Shaf213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I agree, it really does baffle me, seeing these ribbon cables exposed like this. I know for a fact these are cables..
     
  12. Kung gu macrumors member

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    take it for a replacement and check the ones in the store as well. My guess is it should not be like that.
    and please report back once u have found an answer.
     
  13. 0014 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine has two sets of ribbon cables either side as you can see here.

    You’d be hard pushed to damage them accidentally.

    [​IMG]
     

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