2011 MB Air screen smudges

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  1. podiki, Nov 26, 2012
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    macrumors member

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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? :)
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Common problem even on a new, virgin machine. My 2012 MBA does this also.
     
  3. macrumors 601

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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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    Have keyboard membrane on 15" MBP as well as 13" and 11" MBAs. No imprinting/smudging on the screens ever.
     
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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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    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 :D
     

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