Rubber material on screen hinge

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yode, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. yode macrumors 6502

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    hey guys, I just had an unfortunate accident with my macbookpro where a text book fell on it while it was open and tore a part of the rubber on the screen hinge (long story), just below the 'MacBook Pro' letters. fortunately nothing else was damaged, but I read that this rubber part is part of the antenna for wireless. would this change anything like reception or whatnot? the tear is less than a cm wide and it is also uneasy on the eyes and was also wondering whats the best solution to fix it. i took a picture with my cell phone which is here -> [​IMG]
    thanks guys
     
  2. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    That's a pretty nice resolution photo for a picture-phone image.

    On topic though, if it all works as it is now, I wouldn't worry about it. I doubt that this rubber really affects the usability of the wifi. If I'm wrong, please enlighten me.
     
  3. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    yea, if its functioning now i wouldnt worry.
    if anything you should be thankful it landed on the little bit of rubber :)
     
  4. yode thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alright, thanks for the quick responses guys. but is there anything i can do about the appearance of it? if i tear it off, it'll leave this crater looking thing, and im wondering if i should stick the flap of it in with some kind of adhesive.. any thoughts? its a little thing, i know, its just such a beautiful machine and it sticks out like a sore thumb.
     
  5. greenday123 macrumors 6502

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    wow great picture for a phone, haha this is off topic but what phone is that?
     
  6. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately I don't think I have any advice to offer you, except that I wouldn't jump to apply any adhesive materials to it out of desperateness as I've made things a bit worse out of the same impulses in the past. Hopefully someone here has some sort of remedy to make it less noticeable.
     
  7. yode thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its an LG enV exclusive to verizon.. its only 2.0 megapixels lol but it has AutoFocus which makes the picture look a lot more sharp and crisp...anyways back to my topic :)
     
  8. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    if you're really concerned about the appearance, i suggest taking it to Apple as they undoubtedly have a replacement "rubber thing" for you. i imagine it'll cost you, though. and they probably don't have those in the store, so if they're even able or willing to do it, your notebook might have to be sent away.
     

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