After Apple (Apple) had to admit that some of its new iPad Pros are leaving the factory with a slight bend, the company may be required to handle a new crisis – a manufacturing defect that could affect all MacBook Pros in its current design, ie 2016 and above. These, according to a detailed report from the iFixit website , suffer from unintentional screen hinge design that could damage and even disable backlighting altogether.
The root of the problem lies in Apple’s choice to connect the computer to the screen through a pair of cables that stretch significantly at the time the screen opens. This stretch, over time, can damage the cable, which is manifested in strange and undesirable lighting at the bottom of the screen. Subsequently, as mentioned, there may be a complete disconnection of the cable, which will disable the computer.
IFixit points out that this is a serious problem for two reasons: first, since it is not a manufacturing defect that is immediately noticeable with the purchase of the computer – but long-term damage – many users are likely to experience the effects of the malfunction after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired. Second, since the cables in the modern MacBook models are embedded directly within the screen itself, it is not possible to replace or repair them alone, but the entire screen replacement is needed – a much more expensive fix, probably.
Apple has not yet responded to the investigation, but may do so later as users’ reports of the incident increase.