White Macbook Crack (not the usual)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by macintoshSL, May 30, 2009.

  1. macintoshSL macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2008
    Hey guys, before posting this I searched but didnt find anything.

    Anyways, I have a white macbook that is a little over a year old and just today I noticed two cracks under the left side of the palmrest, not on the palm rest. I wanted to know if Apple will do anything about it if I take it in. I should also note that I do have apple care on it so I still have warranty. They are feint in the picture but they are more noticeable in person. Enlarge the image to see it better.

    Thanks for any help!

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  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away


    Are you serious? I think I see what you're talking about, but it's not something I think is worth taking back to the store, either to return or fix.

    I'm sure you're quite a nice person, but I'd hate to be your waiter or hairdresser if you're that picky.
  3. macintoshSL thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2008
    Its fine, I dont really care about it unless it gets bigger and breaks off. I'm really not the picky, its just for future reference and to see what the deal is.
  4. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
    Yep, you've got hairline cracks. They will replace the case.

    You should mention you've got a gap between your palmrest and bottom casing, that should be fixed.
  5. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I had a crack like that on my MacBook. They replaced the casing, no questions asked.
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    That crack qualifies under the same issue with the palm rest cracks. You would be able to get that repaired.
  7. boston04and07 macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2008
    Same exact thing happened to me last summer! I definitely think it's something that should be fixed, polycarbonate just shouldn't crack like that, and no matter how small the cracks are they can only get bigger and weaken the entire casing. I always liked how sturdy my MacBook felt in comparison to my old Dell, and didn't like the idea that it was cracking after owning it for just a few months. I brought it into the Apple Store and they fixed it, no questions asked. :D
  8. keith1569 macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2009
    man now im gonna be watching mine for that..i dont think i would have noticed a crack like that on mine..now i will be payin more attention
  9. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    If you have a store close by, it wouldnt hurt to try and take it in and see what a genius says. just make an appointment and see what they think.
  10. macintoshSL thread starter macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2008
    Thanks guys. Those were the kind of answers I was looking for. Glad to know that they will replace the casing.
  11. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I guess I'm glad I got the black one. I've not had one cracking issue, and I've had mine for over a year.
  12. sam10685 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2006
    Portland, OR
    It's fine. I've had the same exact looking crack in my powerbook for the past 5 years and there's no problem at all.

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