Small screen scratches???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sparkie1984, May 31, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    I've had my iPad since Thursday and have noticed small scratches on the screen (can feel them with my nail)

    All I've done is clean my screen with a screen cleaner cloth?????

    Anyone else had this? I don't really want to have a screen protector as I generally don't like them very much!

    It's also kept in the apple case
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Well i'm not sure if it was originally like that or you could have accidentally damaged it in some way.

    Have you kept it in a bag when travelling and maybe the apple case swung open or something like that?
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I had my iPad for about a month when I noticed a few small scratches on my screen. I took care of my iPad very carefully so I'm not sure how they got there.. Needless to say I bought a screen protector the next day and although it doesn't feel as nice as the naked screen, I still prefer it to having more scratches.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks mate, no chance it's been opened in a bag or anything as it's never left my house. It gets the front of the cover closed as you would then is sat on it's back on a shelf :confused:

    Weird..... Surely a soft screen cloth wouldn't scratch it would it?

    Their not massively noticeable when in use but it's
    Sad to clean it off and see some marks on it
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    There's always a chance that something minute but scratchy has gotten onto the inside flap of the case and scratched the screen whilst it's been sitting in the case. A nasty thought I know but sadly possible.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Valid thought..... Time to clean the case up me thinks
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    As with car paint, most scratches (especially small ones) happen while cleaning the paint. Dirt trapped in a rag or towel scratches more paint than anything else the owner does.

    The same is likely true with your iPad. I would bet you scratched it while cleaning it.
    Either a piece of dirt/dust/sand/grit was on the screen and you dragged it across with the rag or you had it already on the rag itself.

    To prevent this as much as possible, a very very lightly damp micro fibre cloth wiped lightly on the screen followed by a clean, dry micro cloth fiber is the best bet to avoid scratches caused by cleaning.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for that scott...... lesson learnt :)
     

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