hairline crack on macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by normel, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. normel

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    is their an issue of hairline crack on a macbook similar to the common crack issue on iBook? i was told that they have the same polycarbonate plastic.. planning to buy one..:) thanks..
     
  2. Primo

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    Nope at least not on mine...
     
  3. MACRoel

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    not on mine too!
     
  4. DBull

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    Yes. So it is common thing with Macs ha. Because I have one. Is this covered by warranty? I just posted my story on the other thread.
     
  5. renoman

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    Hairline crack plus cracking on the palmrest area of my sister's macbook. Pina GMask na lang niya na butterfly. Diyahe tuloy na gamitin.
     
  6. PatrickGaerlan

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    @renoman, it's no longer under warranty?
     
  7. renoman

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    Most probably under warranty. Kaso lang we are both newbs mac users, well hindi namin talaga naman alam yung coverage ng warranty so hindi namin alam gagawin. Pwede pa ba pa ayos yun?
     
  8. PatrickGaerlan

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    Yup, if it's still under warranty, just bring it to the closest Apple Service Center. Send me a PM so I can help you go about having your unit serviced :)
     
  9. Primo

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    I have an update on the hairline crack issue. Technically mine doesn't have it. However my wife's does! Her Macbook is 2nd gen and about 6 months old. It has a hairline crack at the very edge of the palm rest on the left.

    We would never have noticed until we had it serviced at Digital Hub at Robinson's Place, Ermita. It was a Superdrive problem, but the service guy noticed the crack and the Macbook's top will be replaced along with the Superdrive. Kudos to Digital Hub's excellent service. Now my wife is seriously considering Apple Care...
     
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    Hi! im renoman's sister...just had my macbook serviced sa e-hub...supplier pala nila microwarehouse...sa apple center ko na lang ba dalhin yun for crack? sabi kasi nila dapat dati ko pa dinala...at di na pina gmask..im thinking naman..kaya ko nga pinagmask kasi may crack..and hindi naman naapektuhan yung loob nun...pinacover ko lang..and gmask naman...di naman dumidikit yun pag tinanggal ..what am i gonna do? :D
     
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    luckily none on my blackbook. the first one and the current one.
     
  12. knb

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    I got my macbook from PC Live because their offer last January was a little better than Power Mac Center... sad to notice that my macbook also has this hairline crack underneath, almost near the top edge. =( Discovered it when I recently cleaned the bottom portion (normally I just clean the lid and keyboard area).

    Macbook is just 6 months old, still under warranty w/ receipt. Before I even bring it in for servicing, I thought of asking around first. So I went to Power Mac Center in SM North and inquired if I could bring it directly to them instead of PC Live. The attendant sounded hesitant in advising me to bring them the unit and I didn't bother to listen to more lame excuses. I was advised to bring it directly to San Juan.

    So my question is this: are all Apple Retailers obliged to receive defective Apple products regardless of where they were bought? or do they have right to refuse if the unit was not bought from them?
     
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    From what I've read around the net, the hairline crack is either caused by the battery expanding, or the forceful closing of the MacBook's lid.
     
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    They are not supposed to be picky IMHO - they are authorized service centers for pete's sake. That or you can send a report to apple if they start getting selective. The only problem I think for service centers is the turnaround time for each.
     
  15. francis79

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    there should be no problem in bringing you unit to any authorized service center...
    As long as you have your proof of purchase...

    Can someone post a sample picture of this hairline crack?

    my macbook might have one, i might just don't notice it...
     
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    I'm curious how one actually looks too. I have a black macbook that I would definitely have a hard time seeing it (if it is as thin as hair).
     
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    my eyes suddenly got big when i inspected right now... yun pala hair lang talaga, stuck near the battery....
    hehe...
    i thought it was a "hairline" crack...
     
  18. blueberry010

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    very careful po ako sa pag close ng lid...sakit daw tlg ng macbook yun...even sa ibook pa..i had it gmasked to cover the crack..pero sana mapalitan talaga...you might want to inspect your macbooks..even the black one..eventually..magkakaron rin yun .
     
  19. knb

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    @francis79 hehe. natawa ako dun a. Tried taking a pic using my treo but there's no macro feature so the crack's not visible. Check out this link for an actual hairline crack pic.

    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=471
     
  20. foxdie200x

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    It could be every possibility with this issue, it could be your battery expanding or just a damage inflicted by user unintentionally that could be identified as accidental damage. Everything could e considerable just have it check to an apple store. If they say that it is accidental damage, and not covered by warranty, tell that it isn't...

    gud luck...
     

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