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Those of you reading this blog on your first generation MacBook Air should be forewarned that there could be a fundamental flaw with the hinges of your Apple notebook.
A number of Air owners claim that after several months of use the hinges became loose, enough that the notebook would close shut without help from the user. In some cases, the hinges broke entirely.
This problem may be critical as Apple Store Genius Bars purportedly refuse to honor warranties, regardless of AppleCare, since the damage done to the hinges is deemed “accidental”. People affected by the hardware flub may pay up to $900 for repairs. However, some Apple stores have stepped up to the plate, offering to cover the repairs under warranty.
The problem seems to be absent from the second-gen MacBook Airs. Apple has yet to release an official statement.