This was supposed to be a minor accident involving my new Macbook Air a couple of days ago but it turned out to be pretty damaging actually.
The adaptor of my MBA slipped from my hands and dropped around 7 or 8 inches from the keyboard (near the area where the power button is). Hit the F11 and F12 keys and bounced to the lower right corner of the screen.
The screen blurred and I got this.
Looks like a gash but actually the LCD is fine — no cracks or bruises. It’s the panel inside that’s affected and the display has that bleeding effect with some 15-20% of the screen area already unusable.
I think it was just bad luck. My old Macbook Air suffered much worse accidents in the 9 or so month I used it. This new one — barely 3 weeks.
Brought it to the store where I got it for a check-up and they admitted the screen is somewhat fragile to have that kind of damage for a minor bump but could not do anything except for giving me the number of the Apple’s Customer Support.
I know accidental damage isn’t covered by the warranty so either I return it for parts replacement (they tell me it will cost between Php25k to Php30k) or I just figure out a way to get one from eBay.
For the meantime, I’ve hooked this up on an external monitor so I can still use it. Despite having a desktop PC and a couple other laptops around, I just don’t have the urge to blog without my Macbook Air (oh my, am I becoming a
Apple fanboy Macaddict?).