Floppy macbook air chassis?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by peass, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. peass macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2010
    I ve bought the MBA 11 ultimate. My brother did too.

    Both arrived on the same day, but mine cant stand still on a desk. Take a look at the video:

    Two possibilities: My 4 MBA small "rubbers" are unaligned (I cant realise this through naked eye or even with a ruler), creating 2 different planes, or the chassis is curved, which seems kinda odd too me. I decided not to return the mba, sicne in Brazil it would take some weeks to get an MBA ultimate replacement, but now it seems the problem is getting worse (loosing more alignement or the chassis getting even more curved (!?)).

    What is your guess? Did anyone get around this?
  2. peass thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2010
  3. BigMacUBC macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2010
    Both my 2009 and 2010 macbook airs did the same thing. As crazy as it sounds, I kind of just twisted/bent the sides with my hand. Usually just takes one try and it should sit flat.

    Hold the two opposite sides of the air. bend down the side thats sticking up and it should work. Of course don't use too much force...
  4. kory108 macrumors member


    Nov 17, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    My original Macbook Air rev A had this same issue. I used a combination of physically twisting the device (as the post above describes) and filing down the rubber feet some.
  5. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    Nov 20, 2010
    ladner cdn
    easy fix....swap for your brothers when he's not looking ;-)

    i would send it back............
  6. iExpensive macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    If you ever have to question if it's normal, it most likely is not.
  7. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2010
    Best option is take it to an Apple Store, and see if they have a fix. If not, they'll probably swap it. Open it in the store to make sure the new model doesn't have the same problem. Good Luck. ;)
  8. jace88 macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    If it's new then there shouldn't be any issues. IMO just avoid using it and get it swapped by Apple. THis way you also won't need to worry about transferring data/programs across.
  9. peass thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2010
  10. superego macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    If the chassis is curved, it will probably always returns back to floppy. That's why you should return it. You can twist the chassis to a certain effect, but usually it's only temporary.

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