My MacBook is coming apart at the seams!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by joshuarobi, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. joshuarobi macrumors regular

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    My 13" white MacBook is coming apart at the seems! Does Apple Care cover this?

    Left side:
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    Right side:
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    I covered the open seems with fiber tape to keep the dirt out. Anyone else see this? I hope it's covered.
     
  2. Zortrium macrumors 6502

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    I've seen that happen with many, if not most, of the white MacBooks I've seen that are more than a year or two old. It's clearly a fairly widespread manufacturing issue with the plastic MacBooks. I doubt AppleCare would do anything for you, but you could try.
     
  3. joshuarobi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well damn. You'd think they'd at least cover the body the machine comes in. Which brings me to my next question:

    I've got a local Apple dealer called Simply Macintosh by me, would it be better to let them handle the corporate monster?
     
  4. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    That should be covered. I had that happen to mine twice and they replaced the top case each time. I have heard that they cover it with or with out apple care.
     
  5. joshuarobi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Right on. Hopefully the local place can do it without sending it in.


    I'd also love a black one that leaves the keyboard and mousepad white. Just to be different.:D
     
  6. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    they can do it in store. it takes about an hour depending on how busy the store is. The new part also includes the keyboard and mouse
     
  7. joshuarobi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Copy that. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    they will replace it even without applecare since it's a known defect in the macbooks. And it does take about a day depending how busy they are.
     
  9. efp722 macrumors regular

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    they covered mine w/o of applecare
     
  10. leekohler macrumors G5

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