My screen is great, but the panel inside is loose - can it be opened/fixed?

PDE

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Nov 16, 2005
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So after spending a year and a half trying to get a defect-free macbook pro, and finally getting one three weeks ago, I've encountered my first problem with it. ****. The internal display panel seems to be loose. Every time I close the display there's a crackling sound and I can feel the internals flexing if I put my hand on the outside of the screen bezel. If I push down on the bezel when it's half-way closed, the internal panel (and I don't know what it looks like) flexes and makes a flexing/crackling noise too. It doesn't make as much noise, and sometimes no noise at all, when the display is wide open and I press on the back.

Obviously this is not the end of the world, but it seems to be getting worse and I know that eventually I need to take it in.What I'm wondering is: can they open the bezel and fix it, or will they have to replace the entire bezel, including LCD, with a new one. I've been very happy with this screen and I'm incredibly afraid of getting a new display.

Short honeymoon - almost a month! Wow.
 

PDE

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Bring it to an Apple Store near you or call up AppleCare (1800-APL-CARE)
thanks, but I was hoping that somebody here might be able to tell me if it is even possible to open the display bezel, or if they are pretty much always just replaced. When dealing with idiot geniuses, it's important to know what you;re talking about it since they often don't.

Applecare has for past year or so been #1 in my speeddial list...
 

BioChron

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Jun 13, 2006
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iCoulors.ca has this tutorial on how to install a colored filter for the Apple logo, so the first few steps tell you how to open up the bezel. I used those instructions for my MacBook, and I managed to open it up without damaging anything.

Try that out, maybe! :-D

- Daniel
 

PDE

macrumors 68020
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Nov 16, 2005
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iCoulors.ca has this tutorial on how to install a colored filter for the Apple logo, so the first few steps tell you how to open up the bezel. I used those instructions for my MacBook, and I managed to open it up without damaging anything.

Try that out, maybe! :-D

- Daniel


Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for! Now all I need is the courage to go ahead....