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Replacing outer shell. - March 4th 2018, 06:38 PM

So I tried reaching out on the Apple forums but when I went to submit my post, it said I didn't have permission to do so. Anyways, that's not my question here. My question is below, edited for TeenHelp.

I was wondering if there was such a thing as replacing the outer shell of a MacBook Air. I have a 2011 model, which works fine for a computer more than half decade old. The OS has been upgraded from 10.7.x to 10.13.x in recent years due to compatibility issues with applications.

The thing with this computer is that there is a screw missing from the bottom of the computer, the keyboard area is getting dirty and I think there's mold growing on a couple of the keys, and the screen is very dirty. I keep mistaking the dirty spots for being as part of the actual image appearing on my screen (either picture or text or otherwise) and it really isn't.

I also keep getting a "service battery" notification that comes on often, but it isn't constant. I don't know if Apple stores will even replace the battery on a computer that's over six years old. Another important thing I've noticed in recent months is that if I don't shut down the computer for six or seven days, the computer shuts down on its own. I know, I should shut it down every night. But that requires saving and closing everything I have open.

(And I still don't understand why Apple wouldn't let me post to their forum. But whatever.)
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Re: Replacing outer shell. - March 4th 2018, 07:20 PM

I actually JUST got my battery replaced on my 2012 MacBook-pro like 2 weeks ago at a Apple Store. So they should do a 2011 no problem. It shutting off on its own might be a sign that the battery is failing.

As for replacing the case itself, I know they didn't do mine. But I also didn't ask. I know with my previous MacBook they did replace the case once, but that was a plastic one. They might be able to if they have the parts and you talk to them about it at a Apple Store.

It is easy to clean a screen. You can get screen wipes at places like Staples (might be able to get them at other stores like Target, should also be able to order them on Amazon. But I know Staples has them because I got some there on a whim a while back and I use them all the time on my laptop)

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