Some month ago I noticed a little crack in the topcase of my MacBook. It happened in the area where your thenar is placed while using the keyboard. I haven’t made too many thoughts about because the guarantee has still expired. But with the time its getting bigger and bigger. So I just wondered if other people are also affected by this issue. I searched on Google to find an answer and found an interesting article at apfeltalk.de. As mentioned in the discussion it could be a manufacturing error which happens for MacBooks from late 2006. And that’s the time span when my MacBook was manufactured. Good news! So a week ago I started a request to my local Apple dealer. Some hours later I got an acceptance that Apple will exchange the topcase without any costs. I was really glad and the topcase was ordered. The replacement happened last Thursday and now I’ve again a shiny new one including a new keyboard and mousepad.
Everyone who is affected by this problem should ask the local Apple dealer for a replacement!
I stay in India where there is no Apple store and I got same exact problem 🙁 Mine is the 1st generation white Macbook (Core Duo) model, and its out of warranty now. I went to nearest apple authorized-service-provider and he quoted 6500+ INR (130$+) 🙁
What did your local dealer say when it is not under warranty? Can you tell me more about your conversation with him please?
What do you mean with 1st generation? Was it build in the late 2006? Only if this is the manufacturing date Apple will give warranty. Other ones shouldn’t show this issue. If that will be true you should give your local service provider that information. Manufacturing errors should be solved for free then.
Yes, i bought it around October 2006. I will ask the service provider about this. I hope he listens to me 🙁
Sadly I cannot provide any official website of Apple which states about this issue. I wish you good luck and that your one will also get repaired by warranty.
i have the same problem but my macbok was bough begining of 2008. my crack is on the edge of the book , where the spped hump type thing on the lid of the cse come into contact with the bottom. god damn it imm so pissed off about it cos i barely even use it and this happens.