Macbook crack

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Chanowitz, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Chanowitz macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2007
    Well i was just on my macbook and then i feel a little prick on my palm and look down and there is a crack in my casing. What should i do.
  2. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    That just happened to me, and seems to be a really common problem! If you live near an Apple store you should take it in there. Are you still under warranty? They'll fix it for you if it is, since it's sort of a design flaw - it happens when the two ridges above the screen hit the palmrest area when you close your computer. However, I've heard of some people still managing to get Apple to fix it for them even when they're out of their warranty, although you might need to find a sympathetic tech in order to manage that. Good luck! :)
  3. Smighty24 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2008
    Are you under warranty?? or have applecare??? Take it into the apple store and see if they will fix it. The cracks seem to be a problem with some macbooks due to the magnets in the casing.
  4. Chanowitz thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2007
    yeah im under warranty and what sucks is that im no where near an apple store or my house at this point so im just gonna tape it so it doesnt crack more and then take it in.
  5. thecartoonguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2008
    Known issue

    Not to worry! This is a known issue with the plastics and your local apple store will be happy to replace the topcase. With that said you would have to make an appointment with our Genius team but it will be worth it. :apple::apple::apple:
  6. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
  7. johnsy macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006

    Yah right! Seems plastic is not designed to be used for laptop.:cool:
  8. johnsy macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
    The problem is not that they will repair hopefully for free, but that you need repair in the first place! You will have to give up your everything for about a week and wait for repairs. It like mine iMac- when I lived without computer for a week because of faulty hard drive. The lady I called for repairs just assumed that I have another Mac! So mac is like clothes- wear something and have spare too, just in case...:eek:

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