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Old Nov 26, 2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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2011 MB Air screen smudges

I'm starting to notice I have a lot of smudges coming from the keys on the screen of my 2011 13" MacBook Air. Is this a common thing on these laptops? Or have I just dropped it once too often?

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Old Nov 26, 2012, 07:17 AM   #2
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Common problem even on a new, virgin machine. My 2012 MBA does this also.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 10:43 AM   #3
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Do you use a keyboard membrane?

I was going to, then my concern for smudges stopped me doing so. Mine happens to be perfect naked, no smudges unless caused my eat&surf sessions.

Try cleaning keyboard often see if it helps. Every a couple of days wipe kbd with damp, BUT NOT WET! clean cloth.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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Have keyboard membrane on 15" MBP as well as 13" and 11" MBAs. No imprinting/smudging on the screens ever.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:22 AM   #5
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I find it a bit silly that I would need to use a membrane. I've had many laptops and my most expensive one is designed in away that I can't close the lid without the screen getting dirty. Pity...

Oh well, I'm going to trade in this 13" Air for a 2012 Air with 8GB. Still the best laptop I ever had.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 05:44 AM   #6
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I'm starting to notice I have a lot of smudges coming from the keys on the screen of my 2011 13" MacBook Air. Is this a common thing on these laptops? Or have I just dropped it once too often?
I recommend taking a cotton cloth, such as a washcloth or microfiber, and dampening it with water. Not dripping, just damp. Then open your hinge fully, and gently wipe down the display.

No more smudges

Works for me
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