MacBook Pro unibody cracking hinge!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lotzosushi, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. lotzosushi macrumors 6502

    lotzosushi

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    Hey guys, so I JUST noticed tonight that the inside of my unibody MacBook Pro hinge is showing some major cracks. It's not normally visible but you can clearly see them when I use the flash on my camera. It doesn't seem to be coming apart, but I'm worried that the crack will spread even further. I only got the laptop about two months ago. Is this another issue that may be similar to the iPhone 3G hairline cracks? I got my iPhone replaced for free but will Apple replace this as well? :(
     

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  2. the2j macrumors member

    the2j

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    quick !
    everyone panic ...

    But on a serious note, that stinks.
     
  3. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Make an appointment at an Apple Store and see what they can do. Good luck!
     
  4. uiop. macrumors 68020

    uiop.

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    They're probably going to tell you to just hit the road. It's a very involved repair for something that isn't even causing harm. G'luck either way.
     
  5. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    Eventually it can and will. The crack will only get worse over time.
     
  6. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

    MacModMachine

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    thats not the hinge....just a plastic casing... so if it gets worse it will harm nothing.
     
  7. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816

    Unprocessed1

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    ah, that is true, I'm so used to a MBA :cool:
     
  8. lotzosushi thread starter macrumors 6502

    lotzosushi

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    Hm, I'm still not taking any chances lol. I don't want it shattering one day while I'm doing work so I'll take it to the Apple Store later this week before it gets any worse. :)
     
  9. uiop. macrumors 68020

    uiop.

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    Good luck. ;)
    They're usually pretty helpful.
     
  10. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    unless your g-force sensor in your laptop shows some drop, of course they will replace it.
     
  11. lotzosushi thread starter macrumors 6502

    lotzosushi

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    Took it into the Apple store today, they replaced the hinge for me free of charge due to manufacturing defect. :D
     

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