Small scratch on LCD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ryvius, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Ryvius macrumors member

    May 4, 2004
    I thought I had a weird dead pixel problem when noticed a small, thin line near the center of my 15" Powerbook screen. When I turned it off to clean it and reboot, hoping to fix the problem, I discovered it was there when the light hit it just right.

    It has to be a scratch. How or why (I've never scratched or used anything other than lint free cloths since I've used LCD screens) is a mystery.

    Is this something I'll need to learn to live with? Is there a way to repair the screen? Its not that big, just annoying under the right light/colors.

    -- Ryvius
  2. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

    Jul 13, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Have a quick Google search - there are a number of useful tips. I'm afraid I can't help directly as I've never had such a problem!

    My friend once sandwiched the plug to his power adaptor in his laptop once. It wasn't pretty... It left it with 3 prong marks in the middle of the screen : /
  3. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    eeeep that sounds horrible, sandwitching your plug in your 'book!

    it doesn't quite beat a school fight i got in as a kid. i got punched while wearning glasses (yeah but you don't think to stop the fight and take them off, do you?), and, ten years on, you can still see the scratch on my actual eyeball where the shattering glass it. luckily i can still see out of it... and yes, the culprit took home several special gifts, chosen especially by myself.

    but that's another story.

    sorry for grossing you out. :rolleyes: ;)
  4. Sedulous macrumors 68000


    Dec 10, 2002
  5. Ryvius thread starter macrumors member

    May 4, 2004
    The items I found on google were more meant for iPods and LCD screens on PDAs -- not for LCD monitors. There were a few repair places, but it looked like heavy duty surgery.

    If I took it into the Apple Store, would they fix it under Apple Care?
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Applecare doesn't cover problems you caused (ie: dropping your Powerbook will get you nowhere)

    My guess is you ay just have to learn to live with it. - But if you have an Apple Store nearby, just bring it in, the worst they can say is "no."

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