Macbook Crack

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by boeingnick, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. boeingnick macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2008
    I have a crack/ hole in my macbook on the left side. It was formed by the magnets and the bumper on the top of the screen. Apparently this is very common. How much would this cost to get fixed?

    It looks like the image bellow except on the left side.

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  2. djejrejk macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2007
    Take it to an apple store, they should fix it free of charge.
  3. boeingnick thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2008
    Would they really fix it free of charge? Because I heard that it could cost over 200 bucks to fix. :eek: I heard this by a video on youtube.
  4. jeffmc macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2007
    if they determine it was your fault it won't be free

    if it is a "known" design flaw and it's common they will
  5. Sir Tony macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2007
    They fixed my roommates free of charge, they said it is a known existing problem with the MB.
  6. Samarium macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2008
    @ home.
    Its about $220 with tax, but your warranty covers it. Good luck.
  7. Wiredrawn macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2008
    This happened to me, and it was replaced free of charge!

    However, it has just happened AGAIN!

    Now I have to take it back to Apple and be without it for a few days again, this is a pretty persistant design flaw.
  8. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2008

    this is pretty interesting, maybe someone could write up a list of design flaws!
  9. Wiredrawn macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2008
    There was the topcase discolouration, anyone remember that?

    Now the topcase is cracking, does anyone know if this is a recent problem, it's only seems to be happening to SR models...
  10. kylos macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2002
    Known defect. If they have the part in stock, it will take about an hour to replace at an Apple Store free of charge. I just got the top replaced on my sister's macbook. The genius says they've improved the quality of the tops, so it should be less likely to happen again. I'm not sure on their policy for out of warranty, though, but even if you are out of warranty, schedule a meeting with a genius and see if they'll help you.

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