keyboard imprint on screen!??!

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  1. hasteveha
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    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?


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  2. BlackMax
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    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.
     
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    shouldn't this be under warranty? I mean it shouldn't happen, seems like a defect to me.
     
  4. TheRealDamager
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    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.
     
  5. BlackMax
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    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.
     
  6. deedas
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    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. :(
     
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    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.
     
  9. TheAverageJoe
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    Thanks for the tip. Will definitely have to do!
     
  10. Psilocybin
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    Can you get a picture of this imprint somehow? I'm curious to see what it looks like
     
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    Yes i would also like to seem pics if possible...
     
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    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...
     
  14. tasslehawf
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    I got permanent marks on a Dell XPS laptop from a silicon keyboard cover. It's definitely a bigger problem on the matte screens.
     
  15. Eclipse2xx
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    Are there cheaper alternatives? It seems pretty expensive for a piece of rag.
     
  16. Chris-MBA
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    Thanks!


    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 -
     
  17. panzer06
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    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,
     
  18. matelot
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    paper towel ?
     
  19. chiamac
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    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.
     

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