Mac :: MacBook Air OEM Case Replacement

Jul 3, 2009

I recently picked up a MacBook Air for a great price. The only problem is that it was dropped and has significant denting and disfiguring to the aluminum case that is behind the screen with the glowing Apple logo. I got a quote of $650 from the Apple store to send it out for repair. That is way beyond what I am willing to spend for cosmetic damage. I started searching and found the bottom of the case as well as the top of the case and keyboard but have had no luck finding a replacement for the backing of the screen. Dies anyone know where I can pick one up?

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OS X :: Macbook Pro Will Not Boot After Case Replacement?

May 7, 2009

I replaced the bottom case of my macbook pro with a new one I ordered off ebay. I followed the instructions from very meticulously and thought I had everything right upon completion. But when I hit the power button all the computer did was illuminate the sleep light and make a faint whirring noise (not as loud as it normally does). Does anyone have an idea of what I might have done wrong?I know there's probably a million things that could have gone wrong, but I am just seeing if anyone has any past experience with the same thing.

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Mac :: Macbook Heavier After Top Case Replacement

Aug 8, 2009

I just had my top case replaced because of a hairline crack. Now that I have it back my MB feels a lot heavier than before.

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Dec 1, 2010

I was just rummaging through my cupboard looking for me certificates when I found it. And it fit's pretty alright. It will have to do for now. It a case for my Razer mousepad, the Destructor. It's hard on the surface and it'd do a nice job of protecting it over minor bumps but nothing major. What I like about it is that it's slim. When I first bought the Destructor mousepad couple of years ago, I remembered thinking the case would be a good case for laptops. Had a 15" HP that time and it wont fit. Not to mention, it was too thick. Well, I snapped a few pics. And oh, its a 13 MBA if anyone is wondering.

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Sep 23, 2010

Being the poor college kid that I am, and knowing a bit about hardware repair, I've been buying macbooks on craigslist, etc. and reselling them. I just got a Polycarbonate Macbook that had liquid spilled on (she said it was iced tea). It wouldn't turn on so I checked out the logic board and I cleaned it with alcohol although it seemed clean. I noticed during this that the LED on the power adapter was green, though very dim. When I unhooked the cable connecting the upper case, it turned bright green. Basically what I'm wondering and now that I think about it its probably a stupid question, since I have no way of testing this until I buy a new upper case is do you think it's worth it to try and fix or should I sell it?

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MacBook :: Aluminum Replacement Case And Topcase For The Plastic System

Dec 28, 2009

Since then I've replaced the HDD, NIC, and a cracked topcase, which is now cracked again - I'm careful with it, but strong magnets + plastic + time = crack. It's not my primary computer, but it's still nice to bring to school with me.So my question is, does anyone make an aluminum replacement case and topcase for the plastic macbook? Only the topcase is damaged but after however many years with the same laptop I'd like a change (not a huge fan of plastic in the first place).

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Mac :: Peryn Bottom Case 2.4ghz Macbook Pro Replacement ?

Mar 13, 2010

I have to replace the bottom case of my peryn 2.4ghz macbook pro. I was wondering if anyone bought from and if this model would fit my computer? I will just order this part and go to my apple university shop where a friend of mine works there as a techy and he can change the bottom case.

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Mac :: MBP Case Gap After HDD Replacement?

May 19, 2009

I was wondering if it is possible to have the non-Unibody MBP top case sit flush with the bottom after replacing the HDD. On a couple previous generation MBPs, I, nor my local Apple Authorized Repair Center were able to replace the hard drive without leaving a noticeable gap between the top case and the bottom. I would really like to put a SSD in my computer, but would not like my machine to have that terrible looking gap. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to prevent this gap, if it all possible?

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Mac :: Unibody MB Top Case Replacement And Keyboard Options

Apr 9, 2009

I got my refurbed 2.4 unibody MB less than 2 weeks ago and just took it to the Apple Store because the very far right side of my spacebar stopped working, and I had a few slanted keys in various places on the keyboard too. The genius at the store told me they needed to replace the top case (metal chassis w/keyboard & trackpad built-in?) and it would take 3-5 days.Anybody else had problems with slanted keys OTHER than the function row? Anybody else had a top case replacement for this or other reasons?I'm nervous that I'm going to get my MB back and the new top case will be installed crooked or worse than the old one. Or the hard drive will be wiped and I'll have to re-install all my programs and iTunes/iPhoto libraries. I was loving the MB, with the spacebar failure being the only real problem... worried it's going to come back more messed up than it was. Am I just being paranoid?

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Hardware :: Momentus 5400.2 HDD Replacement - External HD Case

Aug 7, 2008

I seem to be having trouble with the new HD that seagate sent me when I returned my old HD under warranty.I got back a 60gb Momentus 5400.2 back from seagate that I use in an external HD case. I formated the HD as Mac OSX journaled but whenever I try to copy anything onto it it just freezes my whole finder. Is this HD not compatible with my mac? I have a 12 inch 1ghz pBook.

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MacBook :: How Hard Is It To Change The Top Case And Bottom Case On One Of The Older Macbooks??

Oct 26, 2009

I was wanting to know how hard it is to change top and bottom case and keyboard area? I would like to know that if anything was to happen to my soon to have macbook I could change it. Also this on the older macbooks. And if I have Apple to change it how much would it cost? And yes I know that they should replace keyboard case area for free because of the defunct cracking issue.

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MacBook Air :: Case Spare - Where I Can Replace The Aluminum Case

Aug 12, 2008

Where i can replace the aluminum case, is it possible?, i search for spares and didn't find any.

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MacBook :: Looking For Similar Case To The IPad Case For My Aluminium MacBook

Aug 31, 2010

Something reasonably priced, so i can take it safely out in the car with me! Also will be looking for a car charger for it!Decided against getting an iPad coz of the limitations so im gonna get a dongle, looked around & I like the look of TMobile deal of ?40 for 90 days.

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OS X :: Converting Upper Case File Names To Lower Case?

Nov 9, 2009

I have about 50 *.mp3's on my hard drive that have the file names in all upper case. When looking at them in itunes it drives me nuts....Is there a way to convert the uppercase file name to lowercase? I have googled but can't find anything. I do not want to do it manually, that would take a long time =( thanks, I'm crossing my fingers

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PowerPC :: Does PB 15.4 Aluminum Case Is Exchangeable With The MBP 15.4 Case

Oct 18, 2007

Does anyone know if the PB 15.4 Aluminum case is exchangeable with the Macbook Pro 15.4 case? I have a 1.6Ghz Powerbook which has a few dents in the front but I don't see any of these cases for sale on Ebay, but I do see Macbook Pro cases. It's really a nasty cosmetic issue I'd like to resolve and then sell it.

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OS X :: Unable To Know About Case-Sensitive To Case-Ignorant?

Jun 14, 2010

I am working on restoring a Time Machine backup from Leopard to a clean installation of Snow Leopard. The only problem I'm facing is that the Leopard backup is on a case-sensitive drive (and the Snow Leopard drive is set up, by default, as case-ignorant).

I have scoured the Web the last two days and have not found a definitive answer to my question: Is there a way to transfer the data from the Time Machine backup on the case-sensitive drive to the case-ignorant Snow Leopard drive?

Yesterday I ran across a tutorial explaining how this might be accomplished using SuperDuper! but a commenter explained that Disk Utility could be used and was much easier.

I tried the Disk Utility method but it didn't work, and I ran out of time to give the SuperDuper! option a try. Does anyone know if it, or even Carbon Copy Cloner, might solve my problem?

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Hardware :: How To Build A NAS With An Old G5 Case/ Mac Pro Case

Jun 13, 2009

I saw a link a while back of a guy who converted an old G5 case into a server, any idea how to do this?

Or does someone know of the link to see his server, or one like it?

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Jun 25, 2010

Soon i will be getting a Mac(i think) and was wondering about a case. Since i want a Macbook Pro with the Unibody Housing i want it to be safe. Now i can't decide if i want a case or a Sleeve. Now the Case might have heat issues even with the vents that are on the case. The sleeve won't have that issue but will it be more prone to scratching the Macbook it self? Or should i go no case and just sorta deal with the scratches. There is a Price difference between the Sleeve and the Case. About $20 Cdn more for the Case.



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MacBook Pro :: Get A MBP With Transparent Case?

Oct 25, 2010

Is it possible to get a MBP with transparent case? It would be cool to see the parts.

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MacBook Air :: What Are You Using For A Case/sleeve?

Oct 29, 2010

See title.What are you using for a case/sleeve?

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MacBook Air :: Which Case/Sleeve Best

Nov 12, 2010

I was wondering which macbook air case or sleeve would be the best to get and cost 40 dollars or less. Post pictures if you can

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MacBook Air :: Is There An External Case For Hdd

Feb 24, 2009

I have a second 1.8 hdd disk and would like to use it as an external device.. does anybody know where and what i have to buy?

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MacBook Air :: Using Superdrive - Which Case Is Best

Mar 13, 2009

Anyone using anything decent or just chucking it in your bag and hoping it doesn't get scratched/dropped?

Currently using a modded leather square CD storage thingie, but it's a bit thick, kind of defeats the purpose. Wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fixed USB cable which gets snagged.

Strange that the usual suspects (Tucano etc.) haven't made a custom case for this peripheral.

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MacBook Pro :: Wants To Get Hardshell Case

May 2, 2010

I was thinking about getting a hardshell case for the macbook pro. However with all this controversy with heating I was wondering if a hardshell would affect the macbook's temps even more. Can anyone who has a case on their new macbook pro give some insight on the temp differences?

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MacBook Pro :: What Do You Look For In A Case Of Sleeve

Jul 8, 2010

What features are most important to you guys in purchasing a case or sleeve for your MacBook Pro's?

We are currently in the design, development and prototyping stages or creating sleeves specifically for the MacBook Pro line and what to know what exactly it is that you guys, as consumers are looking for.

One thing we're looking to do, is NOT utilize a zipper - or metal of any type. As users ourselves, we've experience scratched cases first hand, not traveling that route.

We're looking to launch, using some fantastic full-grain leathers that we've been fortunate enough to source given our vast experience in the footwear & apparel materials industry. I think you'd find the quality to equal that of some "designer" hand bag companies - with the added costs.

So.......lets have it.....what do you guys like.....and just as important - what do you not like?

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MacBook Pro :: MBP Will Get Case Redesign

Jul 19, 2010

when do you think the mbp will get a case redesign and what will it be? will apple remove the optical drive?

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MacBook :: Wants To Buy Best Hardshell Case

Jul 28, 2010

I wanna buy a Hardshell Case for my Macbook, anyone tried one?

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MacBook Air :: Is There A Fix For The Creaking Case

Mar 25, 2012

My MacBook Air has had a annoying creaking noise since shortly after it's purchase. I have had it for approximately two months and it continues to get worse. In goggling the internet I discovered I am not the only one suffering this problem. Has anyone had any success in redding their MBA of this problem permanently?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Using Laptop Sleeve And Case

Aug 26, 2010

I was thinking of purchasing a sleeve and/ or cover for my macbook pro. So far I have found these on Ebay:



Both look reasonably priced, and the first link looks simliar to the one that Apple sells.

Just looking for opinions or reviews.

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MacBook Air :: Finding Case, For 2010 ?

Oct 23, 2010

Recommendations? Something designed for the 11" not a generic one-fit-all case?

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