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Hinge Clutch Cracking and Pushed Out

The plastic at the hinge of the MacBook is cracking and pushing out. Is there a way to push the clutch back since it seems that the stress of whatever is pushing it out is causing it to crack?

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The best thing here is to replace it. The cover also protects the antennas and wires which interconnect the base to the lid.

Your model has a different design than the newer models. The cover also supports the WiFi & Bluetooth antennas so its a bit more expensive and a bit more work to install.

You'll need to flow this guide to take the lid off: . And this is the part you'll need: [http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-A...MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012 Display Assembly Replacement]. Follow the guide to the end at which point you can pop off the cover and replace it, then reassemble.

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