*screams* Just dropped my MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by NewGenAdam, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    Onto my bed, by accident. There was a loud CRACK, and I looked down to see the screen still connected, but flat along the bed, almost parallel to the keyboard part =(


    Amid much disbelief, and palpitations, I noticed the screen was still on.
    Carefully picking it up, I further noticed the hinge was still working, and holding in place...
    Despite the screen now opening to 180 degrees, a scarily loud crack, and physical deformity, my precious MBA still works ^_^ !

    Has anyone else had this accidental mod?
  2. thechungster macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2008
  3. JG271 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    Interesting, although you're backlit keyboard shouldn't really be on... should it?

    I'd be careful with that from now on though, does the screen stay up on its own?
  4. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Kinda looks funny.
  5. Tastannin macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2003
    Hmm, interesting. I almost bought a MBA because I thought the screen would open that far. I saw one at a store (not Apple), and its screen opened to almost 180 degrees like yours. When I looked at a MBA closer at an Apple Store, I was surprised to see its screen not being able to open that far.

    FWIW, my theory is that there's some plastic thingy inside the hinge that prevents you from opening it too far, and that's what cracked on your MBA.

    BTW, sorry you had to go thru this experience. I'd be worried too if it happened to me.
  6. snberk103 macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    I'm pretty sure there is an earlier thread about the exact same thing, IIRC. Do search and you may find it - and the conclusions that came from it. Again, from memory, I believe the consensus was that there is plastic nub that prevents the lid from opening too far. And that there was a chance that continually opening the lid past the now gone stop may put too much stress on the connection from the body to the lid over time. Anyway, check the thread....

  7. Ironic macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2008
    In my MBA!
  8. coupdetat macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Okay, am I the only one here wondering wtf kind of bed you have?
  9. Twenty5 macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2008
    Exactly the same thing I was thinking! I read before about this guy being drunk and accidentally dropped his MBA on his bed or couch. He also heard a cracking sound.

    Do a quick search!:apple:
  10. maceleven macrumors 6502

    My macbook Air fell also and dented the top case and cracked the hinge in the inside and also bent the hinge on the inside it was like a month old,it worked fine nothing wrong with it, i was sad !

    I bought the extended warranty also, and was afraid if my logic board or screen failed they would not honor my warranty because the damage so i took it in to get an estimate on how much to fix it,the genius said around $1000 i said wow i can buy one almost for that price , he said if he good get me a good price would i be willing to check it in , i said yes ,he said hold on ill be back , had me sign the paper work and the price was zero dollars . crazy i know i thanks God almighty i will scan the paper work and post a copy

    i remember his Apple shirt said "not all heros wear capes" :)
  11. stiphone macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    Wow!! $0 from $1k?? That's an awesome deal though.

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