black line, like a burnt mark running across my screen

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  1. iNotion macrumors regular

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    anyone experience the same thing...?

    I am running an "always changing" wallpaper (change every 1 minute),
    so, by right, it shouldn't produce a black line burnt mark.
     
  2. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    Pic?
     
  3. iNotion thread starter macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]

    Taken, using my iPhone. If you see closely, you will see a black mark across the middle(right) of the screen.
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Does it happen to line up with the piece of aluminum between the keyboard and trackpad?
     
  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    also do you have a keyboard cover?
     
  6. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    Ya I see that

    So it's permanent ? Doesn't matter what's on the screen?

    It probly needs to be replaced
     
  7. iNotion thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmmm... it seems so... the kerb in between the keyboard & the trackpad.

    I don't use a keyboard cover, but should i use one?
     
  8. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    I hate the idea that anyone should have to use a keyboard cover (what a pain in the ass), but it seems that if you put the Air in a backpack with a bunch of other stuff, it can get squeezed and the keys / bar between the keyboard and trackpad can contact the screen. If you do that (squeeze the Air in a large bag or backpack), then I'd get a cover...
     
  9. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    No, no need.
     
  10. iNotion thread starter macrumors regular

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  11. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    There are two things being discussed here - there is a "Keyboard cover" that is something like silicone that covers your keys and you type through it. There is also a "Keyboard cover" which is a piece of cloth that you place over the keyboard when you close the lid - the second is what I'm referencing in my post above.
     
  12. iNotion thread starter macrumors regular

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    I looked at the screen just now and confirmed it is caused by the the "kerb" between the keyboard & the trackpad... Maybe I should start use that rubber keyboard cover to prevent any more damages...
     
  13. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    You don't want a rubber keyboard to prevent this from happening... You want a cloth that covers your keyboard and prevents that "kerb" or your keys from coming into contact with your LCD screen when you notebook is closed.

    Such as...

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/NotebookScreensavrz.aspx

    http://www.shaggymac.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_4&products_id=119
     
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  15. trevolly macrumors member

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    I've had the self same problem with my 13" MacBook Air. I took it to my Apple store and the genius said that I had squeezed it too much even thou its in an contour sleeve and then an STM Alley laptop bag.

    They eventually agreed to swap the screen. I contacted AppleCare in the UK and they said that they had never heard of the problem and there is no differnece in the MacBook Air screen and the current MacBook Pro screen......
     
  16. Jognt macrumors newbie

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    Can you clean it off of the screen?

    My black MacBook had a line across the screen lining up with the bottom of the keyboard. This line was mainly filth/dust though, so after removing the dust with a bit of carefull brushing, I could use something like a sock to remove the line. (careful circular motion, breathing on the screen for moisture)

    To prevent it from happening again i simply took a piece of 'high-absorbent' kitchen towel, and I place that in between.

    Never had the problem again.
     

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