No warranty on Air with broken hinge. How much for a repair?

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  1. Flopstar macrumors member

    Flopstar

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    I have a Mid 2013 13" MacBook Air and the hinge is broken, meaning that it will fall almost flat with the keyboard. Also, whenever I adjust it, the hinge makes alarming sounds :eek:. I'm guessing that this was probably caused by longterm stress on the hinge throughout the almost 4-years I have been using it.

    I'm wondering how much it will cost to repair it, as the Air is out of warranty. If anyone has who has experience or knowledge can inform me about this, that would be great :).
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    It depends on whether it's the hinge itself or wether it is the screw holes in the upper casing that are loose.

    Have you removed the bottom cover to examine the hinges?
     
  3. Flopstar thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I haven't done anything of that sort like removing the case. Thank you for the help though. I might take it into the Genius Bar at some point to see what how the Apple people will negotiate.
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    I think the apple tech will suggest a screen and upper case replacement.

    Let us know what they say.

    Thanks.
     

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