Macbook Air Hinge

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by xparaparafreakx, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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  2. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    after 80 views of this thread, I think I am going to tell you what others have not.....pay $800 and get it fixed....

    you have to get applecare one you get it fixed if you intend on keeping it while you are at it.

    and next time, once it starts to get loose, take it right to apple with the applecare you got to get it fixed for free

    DIY on something like this might be asking for trouble....

    Hope this helps....but probably does not.....:(
     
  3. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    If you're going to pay $800 to fix it, just go on to the refurb store, but a new rev. a for $999, and sell your current one on eBay.
     
  4. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    you can either
    1. buy an Air for parts (some on ebay) to fix yours or
    2. sell your Air on ebay for parts and buy a new one
    3. get yours fixed

    either way, you are out north of $500
     
  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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  6. mrrippey macrumors regular

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    Duct Tape, the grey one which is really good for.....sticking things....Home Depot has it, ditto Lowes:D
     
  7. SLCentral macrumors regular

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    You need to go to your Apple store and see if they will fix it. The same thing (well, not as bad, but it would have gotten like yours if I had waited) happened to mine a month out of warranty, and they replaced it for free, without even putting up a fight. Got my computer back 24 hours later with an entire new top half, including a new screen, casing, and hinge.
     
  8. daferrisda macrumors member

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    Not sure if your guys over the pond have the same laws as we do in the UK, but if it's a manufacturing problem then you can still get it fixed with no charge, even after the warranty has finished.

    The only pain is to prove its a manufacturing problem, however with the number of complaints on the internet that should be to much of a problem.
     
  9. xparaparafreakx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I went to talk to apple support people, not the idiots in the apple store, and they said there no hinge parts and the whole thing had to be replaced. I download a service manual to see if their BSing and the service manual says to replace the whole top part. They gave me a good price though, $500 the replacement and install.

    I got both of the hinges out and try to epoxy it, fail. Try to epoxy it to the air, fail.

    Well I will try to sell it to ifixit and get as much as I can.

    Picture one, how it suppose to look like.

    Picture two, how all your hinges are going to look like sooner or later.

    I bet TiBook owners know a lot of hinges. I got screwed twice. TiBook and now Air.
     

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