MBP Mid 2012 Screen Gasket Crumbling!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aibo82, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. aibo82 macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2010

    Ive had my MacBook Pro mid 2012 retina about 5 years now and its been an extremely reliable machine, I have always used the correct cleaner without alcohol to clean the screen and have never suffered with the much documented antiglare coat peeling.

    However over the last few weeks my gasket around the display has softened and is now very brittle (See pics), Is this something that can be replaced? or even repaired by a service agent?

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    In the UK we have a 6yr consumer law but I am struggling to get the original purchase invoice of the person I brought it from so I want to weight up my options!

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Cheers guys
  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2014
    The 3rd photo looks like a dent/scratch as the metal is also deformed. Likely they will call it wear and tear, as it isn't a uniform degradation. The one above the camera could easily be from opening it, its right above the opening groove.

    You can always ask the store for their opinion, but the screen is glued together. So the whole top case is replaced all at once (about £400 if the currency converter is correct). Mine was replaced twice under warranty as the first had a glass defect and the second has a gap around the gasket on one side (you could put a business card in there). Each time they gave a new top case, so the gasket is not separate.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013

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