Keyboard touching the glass?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Unprocessed1, Feb 15, 2011.

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    Unprocessed1

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    I've noticed an imprint of the keyboard on my screen, so I'm guessing that the keyboard touches the screen when closed. Is this normal to see?
     
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    Hellhammer

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    What MBA is it? I remember this being an issue with the older MBAs but have not heard that the new ones suffer from this
     
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    Unprocessed1

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    It's a new MBA 13.3"
     
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    FuNGi

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    Mine does this too but I use a moshi clear guard keyboard cover. I thought it could be due to this small (<1mm) cover but now think that the screen flexes a bit while sandwiched in my messenger bag and would happen regardless of my cover. I can see the faint imprint and hope it won't cause permanent etching of the screen.
     
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    Unprocessed1

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    If this isn't normal, what should/would an Apple store do if I bring it to the genius bar?
     
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    phil123

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    I have a new MBA 13" and have noticed exactly the same thing. I believe it to be due to the screen flexing inside my very cramped backpack.

    Anyone know of a good, soft insert that can be placed between the screen and keyboard to protect against this?
     
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    BlackMax

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    I've seen this on "a lot" of notebooks... Not just Apple notebooks. My recommendation is to protect your notebook screen and use something like ShaggyMac Laptop Screen Protector

    I use something similar on my notebooks.
     
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    miggitymac

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    Radtech screensavrz. Got mine about 3 weeks ago...just a piece of cloth but it's good quality and very handy. I don't like seeing oil spots on the keyboard or smudges on the screen so it's awesome for me.

    Bought mine off amazon.
     
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    Similar to another suggestion, any decent microfiber cloth should do. The one that came with the air has a thick band around the edge, but many that come with eyeglasses or sunglasses are thin and don't have the edging band. Some are a bit too small, but some are just about the right size...
     
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    could you

    share the link for it? the options on amazon are a bit confusing!

    thxs!:cool:
     
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    miggitymac

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    Link for canada

    Link for US

    Just look through the lists depending on whether you have a 11 or 13 and pick the colour you want. The ones for the 13" MB do fit onto the 13" MBA so keep that in mind if you want a colour that isn't listed for the MBA (I know they fit from personal experience...I bought a black one for the 13" MB and it fits the Air perfectly).
     
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    I just use a piece of thick paper (or very thin cardboard). Works fine and is a lot cheaper!
     
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    I just got my RadTech Screensavr, and I really like the texture. But, with the Moshi ClearGuard, the lid does not close 100%. The MBA 11" still stays closed, and it will be carried around in a sleeve/case, but I can't help but notice the tiny gap. Anyone else have this experience?
     
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    oakie

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    i installed a Boxwave crystal screen film to stop this.

    used to use a microfiber keyboard cover from iKlear, but i'd always forget to throw it in there before leaving the house... so i went for a more passive solution.
     
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    +1 ShaggyMac screen protector and a bottle of OptiMist Prime :D
     

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