LOOK! The casing has cracked

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by thewolf, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. thewolf macrumors newbie

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    Just thought i'd share this to see if anyone else has run into this problem. I opened up my MacBook earlier today and found a wonderful surprise! It seems as though the groove in the casing near the screen has cracked the side of the casing that it closes down on. I have AppleCare but i have a feeling they're going to call it my fault and charge me a lot to fix it. I'll keep you posted on what happens.

    i think this groove is what caused the crack
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  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Well if you'd search the forums you would know that many people have had this issue and Apple has acknowledged it as an issue and you can probably just go into an Apple store and get a replacement.
     
  3. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks.

    Take it to the Apple store... I believe they will replace that for free regardless of warranty status. You might want to get someone to second that... call 1800-MYAPPLE (believe that's the number) and make an appointment.
     
  4. thewolf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well my mistake, but i searched the forums and I didn't see anything.
     
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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  6. macbooker15 macrumors 6502

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    yep, same crack for me hoping to get it fixed sometime this week
     
  7. Mackan macrumors 65816

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    I haven't seen it officially acknowledged in their database... so no, it can definatly happen they want you to pay for a new topcase depending on where you live, and where you go, to get help. Especially if you are located outside the U.S.
     
  8. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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  9. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    I second that - the keys look filthy!

    Andy
     
  10. jokun macrumors member

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    Oh man, I'd been dying to say that. I'm glad somebody did
     
  11. Built macrumors 68020

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    I'm becoming less and less enthused with my Macbook the more I read these forums. I realize that all brands have weaknesses, but the obvious design flaws, sloppy engineering, and careless, inconsistent manufacturing techniques demonstrated in the Macbook line really has me scratching my head over what we really are getting for the price premium we pay for an Apple product.

    This sort of defect is just inexcusable. How cheaply are these things made?
     
  12. *Sandy* macrumors 6502

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    I had too, I can't stand to look at a filthy macbook, it takes a minute to clean....maybe it mad and cracking because you neglect it a bit. J/K
     

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