Macbook Unibody cracking and questions

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    Hi all. I have a late 2009 unibody macbook (6,1). Recently I have noticed cracks developing at the hinge on both sides. It no longer has applecare

    Questions:
    1) Is this cracking merely a cosmetic issue? OR will my screen suddenly snap at the hinge sometime?
    2) I have heard about Apple resolving macbook cracking even if out of warranty. Is that only for pre-unibody though?

    Thanks for any clarification
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    A crack in the plastic is common. It's just a crack in the plastic.

    Apple wasn't replacing things just because they cracked. They are explicitly replacing top cases and display bezels on the pre-unibody MacBooks that are less than five years old.
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    If the crack is nothing more than cosmetic, great. Just want to make sure it is not compromising the structural integrity
     
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Well my girlfriend's preunibody MacBook has cracks and slithers of plastic coming off here and there... She didn't care and didn't do anything about it. Its been almost 2 years since that started happening and the structure is fine. So I'd say its mainly cosmetic.
     

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