Hmm, So i've had my air 6 days now...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sparkstack, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. sparkstack Guest

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    And when I picked it up off the desk today I found a screw had fell out. :eek:
    Looks like the hole it was in hasn't been threaded.

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    I'm gonna give apple a call in the morning and find out about a replacement, but i guess it will take a while as my machine is a 1.8 with the hdd..
     
  2. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Dude, I don't know how yo posted your pictures, but something is seriously wrong. When this macrumors page tries to load I get a popup that says I have log in with your idisk name and password.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I get the same error.

    It looks like he loaded the images from his iDisk.
     
  4. sparkstack thread starter Guest

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    oops. I think it's fixed now guys..
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    pictures are fixed. and that is strange. i'm surprised it took 6 days.
     
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  7. sparkstack thread starter Guest

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    My guess is that the thread-locking glue on the screw was holding it in place. I'm really gutted about it though because apart from this the machine is perfect, i've had no other issues with it at all so far.
     
  8. prominence macrumors regular

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    OMG I would be livid... that is horrible! I'm so sorry.
     
  9. sparkstack thread starter Guest

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    Why? What's the point in getting all stressed out about it? One way or the other Apple will fix it for me.
     
  10. Flyer0815 macrumors 6502

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    Its a shame to have such a great machine that is built so well.. only to have an absolutely dumb flaw like that ruin it.

    I feel your pain buddy... but you are right.. they will fix it one way or another.
     
  11. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    Great attitude.
     
  12. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I think you might be taking things too seriously.

    I am sure that Apple will fix the MBA for the OP.
     
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  14. sparkstack thread starter Guest

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    That would be nice, but i don't think i will be able to get $900 out of them for a non tapped hole, even with my applecare. :D
     
  15. ctt1wbw macrumors 68000

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    Find the other guy that had a screw fall out and file a class-action lawsuit. :)
     
  16. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    The sent me a free 17" MBP for my macbook troubles and got to keep my macbook
     
  17. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    ...please tell me you are joking, otherwise I'd really like to hear the story behind how you pulled this off.
     
  18. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    Look in my past threads, I wrote a letter, they called me, then sent me a free 17" MBP.
     
  19. sparkstack thread starter Guest

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    Nice.

    Anyway, quick update. Spoke to Applecare, and after a couple of false starts (the first two tech guys didn't transfer my call properly, so I ended up back at the apple care menu) I spoke to a very nice lady who patiently listened to me grumble about the first two guys, then proceeded to arrange a replacement.

    I need to ship mine, at their cost, and when they see mine has shipped they will BTO one out to me. Gonna be without it for 3-5 days, but whatever. Hopefully the new one will be without problems, because apart from the little screw this machine hasn't seen any of the issues posted in other threads..
     
  20. l4t13 macrumors regular

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    Any offers for you being without it 3-5 days? Free 20$ itunes? haha
     
  21. sparkstack thread starter Guest

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    Nope. but then i wasn't really looking for any offers. Yes it sucks that I will be without it, but they are sending me a new one, which is all I wanted.

    I'll just have to hold off selling the MBP.
     
  22. TEG macrumors 604

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    If you take it to an AppleStore, they may be able to replace it on the spot.

    TEG
     
  23. Adokimus macrumors 6502a

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    What were the specs on the 17" MBP? And how bad were your MB problems to warrant the awesome gift?

    Sorry that I'm being too lazy to scroll through all of your past posts :D
     
  24. vm8a72 macrumors newbie

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    screws

    "Screws fall out all the time, the worlds' an imperfect place."
    Bender-The Breakfast Club
     
  25. sparkstack thread starter Guest

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    No. It's a 1.8/80HD The stores sell 1.6/80HD or 1.8/64SSD I was hoping apple would say, "sure take it in the store and have a free upgrade to.." but alas it didnt happen.
     

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