What is considered to be a creak?

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  1. Chuchichan macrumors 6502

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    What exactly does everyone consider to be a "creak" on the MBA? I just got mine and it doesn't creak when I open or shut the lid, but I notice when I am typing and I press on the right side of the trackpad with my right palm that it sometimes seems to stick and I can hear a click when I lift my palm. I also can reproduce the this by just pressing with one finger both on the area to the right of the trackpad and also on the top right corner near the power button and down the right side.

    It doesn't always do this, but when it does it is noticeable. Is anyone else experiencing this?
     
  2. codehead macrumors member

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    I have it on the palm rest on the left. It reminds me of walking on a loose floor board.
     
  3. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    Jobs will have the perfect excuse for why they do this. He can spin anything into a "feature". Apple can do no wrong don't ya know... :)
     
  4. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. That's it. So did you return yours or are you living with it?
     
  5. barmann macrumors 6502

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    Me too, but not very pronounced.
    Remember how tightly packed the parts inside are.
    Push down hard, and you are hitting something.
     
  6. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But if the demo models did not do it then why should we have to live with it? If Apple can't produce the product for $1800 then they shouldn't sell it.
     
  7. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Then don't. Who said you had to live with it ? :rolleyes:
     
  8. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    When I pick it up closed, the black strip hinge feels a bit loose (loose floor board kind of creak). Is this normal?
     
  9. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But if the demo models did not do it then why should we have to live with it? If Apple can't produce the product for $1800 then they shouldn't sell it.
     
  10. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Stop repeating that and go exchange it. Geez.
     
  11. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to return it. I shouldn't have to waste my time "finding" a good one. Apple should make products that don't have defects. Yes, this is a defect.
     
  12. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Yeah, so should every other company, but you know what, defects happens. That's what warranties are for. Good luck in life with that frame of thinking.

    BTW, not to piss you off, but my MBA is perfect. No screen issues, no creaks, just a nice old product without a defect.
     
  13. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why do you have to be so defensive? Be happy with your perfect product. I am so happy for you.

    For me, I'm not happy with defects, so I will return it. I still like Apple, but not the laptops. They are too fragile for me.

    Happy Thanksgiving...
     
  14. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Fragile ? A solid slab of aluminum is fragile ? Again, I'm not happy with defects either but my solution is not to just return a product I want and make do without it, it's to use the warranty to get a perfect product.

    Your thinking is seriously flawed on this. Instead of posting a victim thread to MacRumors, if you had went to the Apple Store to get an exchange, you would have a new MacBook Air right now and it would in all probability be perfect. But instead you're here building up frustration... :rolleyes:
     
  15. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm not frustrated at all. I will return it when the Apple Stores are open :) Can't really do it on Thanksgiving Day now can you?

    As I said, I am not upset with Apple, just their laptop line which IS fragile.

    Maybe I'll go for an iMac. Who knows...maybe I'll just stick with my PowerBook G4...we shall see...
     
  16. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    You repeating this ad nauseum doesn't make it true. What is so fragile about Apple's laptops ? :rolleyes: Again : Slab of solid aluminum. It's not fragile at all.
     
  17. belalrawi macrumors newbie

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    Its called edge dislocation.

    Its when a row of atoms in a materials crystal structure are arranged in such a way that they align with the previous row of atoms. The direction of the applied stress is parallel to the dislocation. If the dislocation is perpendicular to the direction of the applied stress, then it is knows as screw dislocation.

    Just explain that to the Apple Rep and they'll replace it for you in no time.
     
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    Two solid slabs of aluminum does not equal solid. Please stop repating yourself. It is fragile.
     
  19. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

    You'll have to explain further, otherwise I'll assume you are just posting to incite responses and do not actually want to have a discussion.
     
  20. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    It's only fragile in your opinion. The MBA is no more fragile than other Apple laptops. If I drop both the MBA and the MBP they will break. The creak isn't a sign of it being fragile. It's a sign that the screws on the bottom are tightened improperly. Unscrewing them and retightening correctly would like fix it. But it's clear you're not interested in fixing the problem, merely complaining about it.
     
  21. barmann macrumors 6502

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    With all due respect, I believe that's utterly silly .

    It creaks a little because case parts and components are flexible; no big deal for me, just another price you pay for the size and weight.
    There simply is no room for proper support of the case uppers.

    Look at the images on iFixit - I'd be worried if she didn't moan a little, might be empty. ;) .
     
  22. Chuchichan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Why should I have to spend my time fixing it? Apple should...
     
  23. BENJMNS macrumors 6502

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    i just live with it. everything else is perfect. dont wanna play the roulette game.
     
  24. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    On the 13" I had it was clear one screw was fully tight causing the sound. I took it to the genius bar and they agreed. However they didn't have the tools yet at that time so they exchanged it. And the exchanged didn't make the sound. If it was due to flex the new one would have had the sound too, now wouldn't it?

    I eventually exchanged the 13" for the 11" for better portability. And it doesn't make any sound either. So I disagree with the idea that it's just flex.
     
  25. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    So instead of exchanging or getting it fixed, you're just going to complain and return it. Good plan. :rolleyes:
     

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