New MBA 11.6" Screen Lid Uneven

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macf, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. macf macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2014

    I'm sure I'm being OCD but I'm seeking opinions before I take it back. I just jumped ship form Microsoft and landed a 11.6" MBA. However, it seems that the screen lid is slightly uneven when open.

    The left corner seems to be 1.5mm lower than the right corner as well as the right corner being a mm or two further behind the base (on Z-axis) if that makes sense. Doesn't sound like much but visually it's noticeable with the black rubber strip.

    Is it worth taking back, or are slight imperfections like this the norm. The machine seems to work fine, and it closes OK right now. If it's a common thing I don't think it would be worth the hassle setting up a new machine with the same issue.

    Thanks for any help,
  2. krspkbl macrumors 6502


    Jul 20, 2012
    Definitely not normal. I suggest you return it for a replacement. You paid at least £850/$1000 and for that price you should be 100% happy with it.

    I did the exact same thing with my MacBook Air last year.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If you not happy with it, and it sounds like it bothers you, I would definitely get it exchanged for a new one. Don't settle for a repair.

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