Left side of MBA 13" lid sticks up slightly when closed

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Yggbert, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. Yggbert macrumors regular

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    Is this at all normal? and would flattening it by leaving a book on it solve it? The left side noticeably sticks up a tiny bit where as the right side is perfectly flat when closed, I read this is very common with MBPs but didn't find much about Airs. :confused:
     
  2. dljeffery macrumors regular

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    Pics?

    It doesn't sound normal. But hard to tell without any photos.
     
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  4. Yggbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is it on the left, I just noticed it seems to stick up more when pressure is applied to the middle of the bottom and not the two sides. (tested by placing on top of a book)

    It doesn't really bother me but I'm curious, the gap looks kinda large when I hold it up, I can see through the sides of it.
     

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  5. Grove86 macrumors newbie

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    take it back to exchange it. mine wasn't sitting flat on a desk and i went and got it exchanged.
     
  6. Yggbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    It sits perfectly flat (no wobbling) so I'm not sure if it's worth the trip to exchange it, what a hassle!
     
  7. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Then don't.
     
  8. Yggbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you think it's likely to affect resale value?
     
  9. ylrd macrumors member

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    Your buyer might think you hit/forced it.
     
  10. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    No
     
  11. Yggbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right thanks! Just wondering in case a potential updated display MBA tempts me in 2014 or 2015, or I might just keep this until it's slow as a tortoise.
     
  12. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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    If i was you i would just return it for peace of mind. It would just keep bugging me. Be happy with your :apple: product, you pay alot of money for these machines and it doesnt seem unreasonable to exchange it aslong as it hasnt been damaged from a drop or something.
     
  13. Yggbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just found out there's an Apple reseller here and they told me it's probably the bottom panel needing to be reseated, they asked me if it felt a bit loose when lightly pressed and it does, so I'm gonna take it there next week and they'll re-fit it for me. Woohoo.
     
  14. NbinHD macrumors 6502

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    Even better. Update us to see how it goes.
     
  15. ok.Eric macrumors member

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    It will if you mention the issue in your description when you sell it.

    If you don't the buyer may be angry at you and cause trouble since you didn't mention it in the description. I know I'd be kind of angry over it.
     
  16. Yggbert thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will do.

    I suppose if the rest of the laptop is absolutely pristine it's a pretty minor niggle, and it's a used laptop after all! I probably won't let it go for at least 2-3 years anyhoo. If ever, depends how tempting new displays are.
     

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