In my last article, I noted that Apple was providing undocumented case crack warranty extension for the 13-inch Unibody (Late 2009 & Late 2010) MacBook models. Specifically, Apple replaced the entire display on my two-plus-year-old machine when hairline cracks formed around the display hinges.
Indeed, cracks have now formed around the 3, E, and D keys. And, like older generations, my palm rests are blue as day.
While I had promised Moshi a review of their palm rest covers for the unibody MacBook, I’ve gotten an influx of tips that affirm that the silent recall now extends to the top case, too.
I’m still going to give Moshi their review though, it’s a good product for protecting MacBooks that don’t suffer from this design flaw.
I’ll be taking my MacBook back this week, and see what they’ll do. I’ve even heard of a few extreme cases where MacBook owners have gotten swapped out for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch units, after more than a couple of warranty replacements. Ideally, I think I’d rather put mine on eBay than deal with that degree of hassle.
That said, anyone else with a unibody MacBook run into similar experiences at the Genius Bar?