What is the purpose of the tab on the bottom cover?
There is a tab on the inside of the bottom cover of my macbook air. It appears to fit into a slot (interlock?) on the battery. The slot appeared to have some physical damage from a recent airline flight (macbook in overhead bin) and I'm wondering if this is why the unit won't come on at all (dead, no beeps or anything although charger plugged in shows battery as "charged." Is this some kind of case interlock to remove power from the unit when the bottom cover is removed?
Is this a good question?