Client Poked my Screen...damage?

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  1. FriedPotatoes macrumors newbie

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    So today, I was showing my client a draft version of the long awaited project I've been working on with my recently purchased unibody macbook. He was making a few points, then *smack* and pokes at my screen:eek: It wasn't really hard, but I am pissed. Does anyone know what material macbook screen is made of? It is easily scratchable? And does the above action kill the screen in a short/long run? Is there any way I can check for possible damage?

    Doesn't look like any damage from my untrained eye, but I might be wrong:confused:
     
  2. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Its glass covering the screen!?
    If he didnt break the glass I would assume your ok

    My mom does this all the time. On my old dell you could see the colors going all 'trippy' cause she was pressing so hard. I always would tell her YOU DONT NEED TO TOUCH MY SCREEN!
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Unless he cracks the glass, there isn't going to be any damage with the new MacBooks with that glass front.

    Sort of a shield for the people that poke screens.

    Before, you'd be able to massage the screen and play with the electronic surface -- but not any more.
     
  4. jshelton macrumors 6502a

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    He poked it...with his finger?

    It is made of glass. I doubt it caused any damage. That must of been an emotional poke for you to be worried about damage. :D
     
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  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Have a keychain laser pointer for him to use next time?
     
  7. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    is yours a unibody? if so, then you have the glass cover to protect it.

    If not, then i'd say hopefully your client doesn't have too long of fingernails. My screen has been poked a couple times. any nothing has come of it.
     
  8. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Just yesterday I demonstrating something (twice) to QA folk here at work, and each time one of them dragged a big greasy finger across not only my external monitor, but my MBP's screen. It took great restraint not to scream "DON'T TOUCH MY SCREENS!"

    When they were gone I dug out that microfiber cloth that comes with the MBPs and scrubbed them down.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Same thing we said before in the previous poked my screen.

    Lick two fingers and poke their glasses.

    They'll have to run and clean smudges off their glasses, while you wipe the smudges off your Mac.

    Or if that doesn't work, roll up a newspaper and smack them in the nose while forcing them to smell the dirty fingerprints they left on the screen. Bad doggy ...
     
  10. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    I say to my kids "It's not a touch screen............so don't touch the screen !!!!"

    I hate fingermarks on the screen..........at least with the glass covering cleaning is easier.......
     
  11. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    I also think the glass shows fingerprints easier too..
     
  12. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    You are right, in fact i am cleaning mine now............i sneezed on it..........
     
  13. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Do you take the battery out as recommended?? I always do! My luck I'd static shock it or do something terrible to it.
     
  14. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.........damp cloth, good wipe round, then polish off with my old t shirt........
     
  15. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    While its on!? :eek:
    haha! Id be worried to wreck somethin
     
  16. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, i'm not messing about turning it off...........
     
  17. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Yea I always turn mine off when I clean the screen. Im pretty sure I read somewhere thats what your 'supposed' to do..
     
  18. cogsinister macrumors 6502a

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    I am a bit of a "Rebel"
     
  19. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    ...

    I don't even know what to say, other than I think you may have blown this a touch out of proportion. (Yes, pun intended)
     
  20. shadownddust macrumors member

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    ewwwww
     
  21. Crash1234 macrumors regular

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    If you can't see any damage and you're looking closely for it that must mean there is no damage. But ugh, i hate screen pokers. My dad is like this, idk, can't seem to help himself. I won't let him get anywhere near my electronics anymore.
     

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