Model A1181 / 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

1355 Questions View all

Cracked frame/edge on outer part of upper case

model nr is A1181.

The whole edge is cracked chipped and fallen off.

My problem, I think is derived from this.

My trackpad will register mouse button press if I put pressure anywhere on the upper case (except the other buttons ;) ) be it finger or elbow.

Is this because of the missing edge?

And where can I buy a upper case with Norwegian keyboard layout?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

4 Answers

Chosen Solution

You can "norwegize" your keyboard by just swapping the required keycaps. Howto video here.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 4

Comments:

There is an answer here and an uptick.

by

yup, the op has asked 2 questions, remac has answered 1, majesty answered the other. this isn't a comment. x

by

Add a comment

Your top case is most likely the culprit here. I would search on eBay and deal with a reputable vendor. These top cases are a dime a dozen, but the Norwegian version might prove to be an elusive find.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3
Add a comment

Apple replaces topcases for free on these macbooks. I just replaced mine, almost 4 years after purchase.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

Comments:

+ This is the first I have heard of Apple doing this for free. Could you PLEASE give us more information on how you go this done along with your Apple repair case number. Thanks, you may be helping a lot of people.

by

I live in Croatia, and i took it to an Apple authorized reseller. I saw it somewhere on apple discussion forums that this is a known defect (broken palmrest). It was about a month ago, i can't find the paper i got from the store. But the warranty code was something like TOPCASE, or MBTOPCASE. I don't have that MacBook with me because my sister took it with her when she moved to another town.

The edge breaks on either side of the trackpad because the lid magnets slam it close, and there are tiny strips that stick out. So they replace it, but i'm not sure if the new topcases are better designed.

by

Add a comment

If you have chips and sharp edges,along the front edge,take it to a mac store and they will replace it free of charge(it was a design fault,people were cutting their hands on them)they did 2007white macbook with worn out trackpad while i waited (july 2011)and no questions asked.I live in london.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

holenborge will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 726