my new mba 11 i7 does not lay flat

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by msregister, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. msregister macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    my new mba 11 i7 i picked up today does not lay flat on a flat surface. seems like either one of the rubber feet is not of equal height, or something else is causing it.

    anyone with the same experience and any suggestion how to solve this?
  2. PaulWog Suspended

    Jun 28, 2011
    Make an exchange. Unless if the feet on the bottom are simply uneven, the body may be uneven... and in that case, that could be rather annoying to have to live with.
  3. msregister thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    thats a bummer, just picked it up at the store and now to have to bring it back...:(
  4. superego macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    It's a common defect. 2010 Airs were plagued with that problem and sounds like Apple still haven't gotten it right. Most likely cause is that the case is warped. Take it back.
  5. coelacanth, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 29, 2011

    coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    I had same problem with my first 2010 Air. The replacement I got was also wobbling a bit, but over a couple weeks time, it kind of settled into flat position, and wobble disappeared. But due to very small foot print, you'll feel the wobble when the table/desk you work on is even ever so slightly uneven.

    If your MBA is otherwise perfect, you might wanna give it a little more time and see if anything changes.
  6. jmoore5196, Jul 28, 2011
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    jmoore5196 macrumors 6502a


    May 19, 2009
    Midwest US
    OP: Sorry about your MBA. I love excuses to visit the Apple Store, but not that kind of excuse!
  7. iExpensive macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    Yeah, I've heard of this happening in the 2010's.
    I would return it because there's no reason why a premium laptop shouldn't be perfect.
  8. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    airs have always been like that.

    find a flat surface. Apply a little torque to the case to get it right but not to much. I take no blame if you break it.

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