Hairline Cracks in Macbook 5.2

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Laurencia7, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    I just got my macbook repaired, for free but they did not repair the right area. They assumed I meant the inner casing, where the wrist rests. They replaced the keyboard, LCD lid, and the wrist rest area.

    But I have hairline cracks in the bottom casing, where the magnets shut the lid. I heard the unibody casing is free replacement, but is the Early 2009 macbooks covered on the outer casing?

    If so, how do I go about it?
    Has anyone had these cracks, and do they get worse?
  2. Laurencia7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    I have researched, and there are very conflicting theories. Either it's a case to case basis where apple will repair it. But I cannot ask apple without paying 49 bucks?! What good is my applecare, if I cannot even get someone on the phone? Is there a way to contact them without paying fees just to ask a question?
  3. logana macrumors 65816


    Feb 4, 2006
    I would not pay $49 to ask the question......

    The answer will be no - Apple refuse to admit that the cracks in the BOTTOM cases on the A1181 MacBooks are due to a manufacturing defect.

    That may change but for the moment they will say no.
  4. Laurencia7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    Thanks, that's what I thought. My macExpert locally said it would be a "decent" chance they would replace it. But all he could do is ship it to apple, and by that time it will either be more worse for wear, or just not worth it.

  5. stormdanny macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2012
    The hairline crack is cause the edge of LCD screen(look at it and you will see it match the break). Try to shut off your screen softly. If you hit it too hard, the hairline crack will be back even after you replace one.

    Another way to avoid or protect the hairline crack not to break off is to apply a wrist rest skin and reducing the damage cause by closing the screen. SkinStyler is one of the site making high quality wrist rest skin and you can get one here at They are thick enough to make sure no damage on wrist edge.

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