Macbook Case Separating

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by H&E, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. H&E macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2006
    Hello all,

    I've had my macbook for a couple weeks and for the most part it has been an enormous pleasure. So so so much faster and easier to use than my old 500mHz G3 ibook it isn't even funny. The only issue i've noticed only recently is that the seam between the gray background of the keyboard and the bottom casing (right above the firewire inputs etc) is separting a small amount. The gap isn't much to speak of, could maybe force a fingernail in without too much effort (didn't really want to try). The length of the area in question is about an inch or so long.

    Question the first: Is this something that I should be concerned could the seam expand to such large proportions that small children may become lost within my computer or would the good folks at the apple store laugh at me for being concerned?

    Secondly: If I do make the trip to the nearest Apple Store, do I need anything with me besides the receipt (like packaging or something)? The laptop was purchased online where it was a BTO with upgraded RAM and HD (needed the computer right away and didn't know at the time that it was so easily user upgradeable).

    Thanks ahead of time for any thoughts or opinions about my little problem or advice on what to expect at the apple store (i've never actually been to one)
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Eh the case being loose sometimes happens. Not a huge concern unless it is actually falling apart.

    I guess you can take it to the Apple store. But don't be hoping for a replacement. Possible they can just tighten it up.
  3. wxboss macrumors member


    May 13, 2006
    Jax, FL
    I have heard reports of screws used inside to keep the case together coming loose and causing what seems to be a buldge or seperation.

    I'd take it to the nearest Apple store and have them look at it. You may also want to bring the box and other stuff just in case.

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