MacBook Air 11" - Bottom case cracked

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bharadw, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. bharadw macrumors newbie

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    My MBA bottom case is shattered .. unfortunately it was just few days over warranty and I did not have extended apple care :( ..

    Went to Apple store and they would charge $750 dollars to fix it .. That's ridiculous ..

    Screen, trackpad, keyboard everything is in perfect condition.. Notebook works perfectly with no problem what so ever ..

    Any suggestions for alternative repair options?

    I came across MyService .. They seem to be Apple authorized repair shop ..

    thx
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If it will make you feel any better I highly doubt that if your bottom case shattered while in warranty apple would have repaired it under said warranty. They would have alleged misuse.

    There's a number of companies that offer replacement parts for Macs, check them out on google. I have zero experience with any of them so I'm hesitant to name any here since I have no idea how good/bad they are
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

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    +1

    What does aluminum look like when it shatters?
     
  5. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    And how does one shatter aluminium?
     
  6. bharadw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok my bad .. Lets go with Title of my post i.e. its cracked ..

    always reading about screen shattered so got carried away while posting .. In fact made me think about wording too but thought the bottom line that new bottom case required is enough ..

    Here is the scoop .. Its Bent, out of shape .. 2 screws came off so wide open from one side ..

    Appreciate your help .. thanks
     
  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    But how? The only way I can see this happening is if you were the cause... And that wouldn't have been covered under warranty anyway...
     
  8. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Was it dropped, or is the battery swelling, if it`s the battery call Apple customer services.
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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  10. Artofilm macrumors 6502a

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    This would be the first case of a MBA base bending itself.
    What actually happened?
     
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