MBA 2013 cracking near power port

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jonasdamn, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

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    Hello, anyone faced up with this issue on your mba 2013 13". When i press back body near power, usb and audio ports, it cracks. Will this issue could be fixed fast at local service center? :)
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Then don't press it! :D

    If you take it to Apple they will tighten up the screws and see how that goes.
     
  3. jonasdamn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont press it just for fun lol. Everytime i take it with both hands, it cracks, a bit annoying :D Yeh will take it to service center on Monday, will see what they are going to do. Thought that more people had this issue :)
     
  4. teffers macrumors regular

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    Had exactly the same issue on a couple of my replacements.

    It's the lower part of the casing (bottom plate) moving.

    I could see mine if I flipped it over and VERY slightly twisted the MBA.

    Problem is it's a natural place to pick the laptop up when the screen is open - it's hard to avoid it ;)
     
  5. jonasdamn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So for this issue you got replacements or also had other issues? o_O I dont want to get replacement :/
     
  6. teffers macrumors regular

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    I had some other issues as well and I was within the initial exchange window (ordered online so could return them without much discussion).

    I've read about plenty of others with the creaking / cracking case sound either having the base plate tightened (with varying degrees of long-term success) or having the base plate / casing changed.

    I did try tightening one of my cases and it reduced the cracking sound but never eradicated it unfortunately - I personally feel it's a slight imperfection in the case manufacture on certain units as it's (I think) all created from a single piece of alu.

    Others just live with the sound too :D
     
  7. jonasdamn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, found also a lot of reports of this issue, even with older macbook airs :)
     
  8. teffers macrumors regular

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    No worries, hope it gets sorted for you ;)
     

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