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hasteveha
Jan 27, 2011, 10:15 AM
I have been using my 13' mba since December, and noticed a keyboard imprint on the screen. It won't come off. Anyone else have this problem? Is there a way to get it fixed?


Thanks



BlackMax
Jan 27, 2011, 11:50 AM
To prevent this I use an iKlear micro-chamois polishing cloth that fits the 13" MacBook keyboard I have perfectly. I place this cloth on top of my keyboard before traveling. You could get any micro-chamois polishing cloth and just cut it to size.

Works great to prevent further marks, but it probably will not remove the marks that are already there; although you could try some iKlear Apple polish to see if it helps at all.

Psilocybin
Jan 27, 2011, 12:07 PM
shouldn't this be under warranty? I mean it shouldn't happen, seems like a defect to me.

TheRealDamager
Jan 27, 2011, 12:45 PM
Yeah - this shouldn't be happening, and you shouldn't have to pack a cloth in your laptop to keep it from happening. Are you carrying the laptop in a bag where it gets put under pressure?

I'd take it into an Apple Store and have them address it.

BlackMax
Jan 27, 2011, 01:57 PM
I've seen this happen on a lot of different notebooks, not just MBs and MBPs. That is why as soon as I started carrying my current MB I placed a cloth in there. Even my old PB 12" had this problem.

With that said I am curious to see what Apple's response is if the OP decides to have Apple look at it.

deedas
Jan 27, 2011, 04:32 PM
This is happening to me. At first I thought it was the pixels on the screen. Then more started happening. Now my screen is starting to look like I sneezed all over it. Quite horrible. I guess we'll have to see what Apple is willing to do about this. :(

T4R06
Jan 27, 2011, 08:29 PM
here is my problem..

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1078592&highlight=

i have a horizontal scratch too on my screen as well...

deedas
Jan 27, 2011, 08:33 PM
Yeah I have the scratch on the left. But not very noticeable. The screen though is a mess. In the right angle it looks like a grid of dots sprayed all over the screen.

TheAverageJoe
Jan 27, 2011, 11:27 PM
I've seen this happen on a lot of different notebooks, not just MBs and MBPs. That is why as soon as I started carrying my current MB I placed a cloth in there. Even my old PB 12" had this problem.

With that said I am curious to see what Apple's response is if the OP decides to have Apple look at it.

Thanks for the tip. Will definitely have to do!

Psilocybin
Jan 27, 2011, 11:42 PM
Can you get a picture of this imprint somehow? I'm curious to see what it looks like

jrtaylor6
Jan 28, 2011, 10:48 AM
Yes i would also like to seem pics if possible...

robby818
Jan 28, 2011, 10:33 PM
I had a thinkpad that developed scratches due to jostling while in the trunk of my car. It got pretty scratched up around the pointing stick area. Since then I have always used one of these on all my laptops including the MBA :
http://www.shaggymac.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_4

ghoti
Jan 28, 2011, 10:56 PM
I have key imprints on my screen on my Macbook2,1 (Late 2006). It isn't a big deal, but it probably won't help my resale value...

I'll try to get a pic to post...

tasslehawf
Jan 28, 2011, 11:13 PM
I got permanent marks on a Dell XPS laptop from a silicon keyboard cover. It's definitely a bigger problem on the matte screens.

Eclipse2xx
Jan 28, 2011, 11:17 PM
I had a thinkpad that developed scratches due to jostling while in the trunk of my car. It got pretty scratched up around the pointing stick area. Since then I have always used one of these on all my laptops including the MBA :
http://www.shaggymac.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_4

Are there cheaper alternatives? It seems pretty expensive for a piece of rag.

Chris-MBA
Feb 7, 2011, 11:41 AM
To prevent this I use an iKlear micro-chamois polishing cloth that fits the 13" MacBook keyboard I have perfectly. I place this cloth on top of my keyboard before traveling. You could get any micro-chamois polishing cloth and just cut it to size.

Works great to prevent further marks, but it probably will not remove the marks that are already there; although you could try some iKlear Apple polish to see if it helps at all.


Thank you BlackMax, I was using the white tissue that came with it but it's getting torn up. This actually works like a charm and ensures the screen will be mark-free... Just ordered it off Amazon for $8, cheap insurance.

Thanks again -

panzer06
Feb 23, 2011, 12:41 PM
I've seen this happen on a lot of different notebooks, not just MBs and MBPs. That is why as soon as I started carrying my current MB I placed a cloth in there. Even my old PB 12" had this problem.

With that said I am curious to see what Apple's response is if the OP decides to have Apple look at it.

True, my first Powerbook had this problem and after that all my systems have had the little foam that came with the system in there.

Cheers,

matelot
Mar 5, 2011, 09:54 PM
Are there cheaper alternatives? It seems pretty expensive for a piece of rag.

paper towel ?

chiamac
Mar 6, 2011, 03:10 AM
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I had this issue from a previous DELL laptop. For my MBA I use a folded out napkin or a sheet of 8.5x11" paper. It's perfect.