For the record: considering, that the rev a mba's are known for their crappy hinges, in some countries you could build quite a good case for it being a manufacturing fault and (within what that country's customer projection legislation would consider a reasonable lifespan of an ultra book) get it fixed nevertheless.I have a original gen A macbook air (2008) and recently the right hinge just cracked. It's out of apple care already. Will Apple still fix it for free? Any other people have similar problem lately? Thanks.
Apple still fixes plastic Macbook topcases for free on out of warranty machines as long as they are still in the "Supported" part of their lifecycle. They replaced it on my then five year old Macbook that didn't have any form of warranty outside of the expired standard one year.Highly unlikely that any manufacturer will fix any machine that is several years out of warranty - including Apple.
Did you even ask what the charge would be?Just went to Apple Store. The answer is the typical "it's out of warranty, so we can fix it but got to charge you" response. Sigh.
I heard people can find parts on ebay and do it themselves. Maybe I will try that. Anyone here have attempted fixing it?