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minnus

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Aug 12, 2011
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Can someone with a 2011 MBA take a look at the hinge right above F1 and ESC and see if you can see a wire please? I just want to make sure that it is suppose to be exposed. The wire is causing a slight 'bump' in my case. Since the screen was recently reinstalled by Apple, I just want to make sure everything is kosher.

Thanks!

-- Apple Genius Tech commented that my new MBA should not be undergoing so many repairs, and volunteered to replace the MBA.
 
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paulrbeers

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Dec 17, 2009
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I don't see it on my 2011 13" model. Why was the screen replaced? Your fault or Apple's? Did you pay for the new screen or did you get a "discount"? The only reason I ask, is if it was Apple's Fault or you paid full price to get it repaired due to your own fault, then I would take it in and show them the issue. IF you did the damage, and you were lucky enough to get it repaired for free, I would live with it and just be thankful that is your only annoyance.
 

Kendo

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Apr 4, 2011
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On my MBA right now and I don't see any wire. It is all black just like the rest of the hinge.
 

minnus

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Aug 12, 2011
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Thanks for the prompt response guys. The wire is blocking the vent directly responsible for the CPU - and I am afraid of potential overheating issues in the near future because of it. I will likely take it back to Apple soon.
 

rocknblogger

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Apr 2, 2011
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Regardless of what the reason was for the replacement they are still responsible to make sure it was installed correctly once they decided to do it. Definitely take it back.
 

minnus

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Aug 12, 2011
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Just returned from the Apple store. It was explained to me that for some reason, the exposed cable is too short (why there are varying length cables is completely beyond me). Their only solution is to replace the screen.

It was explained to me that the wire is 'tucked' in. It should have been painfully obvious to whoever installed it that it didn't tuck in completely. I wish they had been honest to begin :(

Oh well, thanks guys!
 
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minnus

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Aug 12, 2011
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ARRRGGHHH - I swear Apple is ***** with me at this point.

One problem after another -_-
 

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