A little hair stuck in the screen.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by /V\acpower, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. /V\acpower macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2007
    I have a MacBook Pro (old desing) and today when i got back to school and opened my laptop, to my horror i saw a hair (about a third of an inche long) who appear to be stuck somewhere in the screen itself. (if i look closely, the hair seem to be like between the LCD and the LED Backlight.)

    It is really annoying.

    I plan to go see the Apple Genius eventually, but right now the timing isnt right since its the end of the semester. I will probably wait for end of next week or something like that.

    So, my question is : Do you think that the Apple Store will make a repair for that ?

    It's more about curiosity, because it annoy me and i really can't afford to go to the Apple Store in the next couples of days.

    Also, i got my LogicBoard replaced (the GeForce 8800 problem) about 2 weeks ago and when i came home i also noticed a "stuck pixel" (always green) that wasn't there before the repair and now this. I also have AppleCare, so no problem about warranty.

    Anyway, i also want to express the fact that i am really pissed off that i may have to lose my laptop for 2 weeks for the third time since i bought a little more than a year ago.
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
  3. Schtumple macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2007

    Could it not simply be a scratch?
    Or is it very obvious that it's a hair?
  4. Winglet macrumors regular


    Dec 16, 2007
    Upstate, NY
    I had the very same thing happen. Took it to my local Apple Store and the Genius took it in for a free screen replacement. He told me there is no way for the hair to get in after manufacturing. This I doubt very much, but I was not going to argue.

    They had a display in stock and I had my computer back in two days!

    FYI, it was not even 8 months old and still under original 1 year warranty.

    I would take it in or call Apple and explain the situation.

    Good luck!
  5. Sdao macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    I had the same problem. About 2 inches from the edge of the screen on the upper left side. I tried 'massaging' the screen to loosen the hair. Didn't work. You also have to be very careful when doing this. I wouldn't reccomend it anyways.

    I took it to the apple store and a genius removed the hair in 10 seconds. Used some compressed hair to blow it out. Replacing the screen is obviousl the last option.

    Try compressed air and save yourself a trip to the apple store.
  6. Whorehay macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
  7. ZipOTrousers macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2008
    I have a similar problem, only I seem t have a small piece of dirt up inside near the bottom of the screen. its just visible on my dock, but when I have apps such as blender open it actually distracts from potentially important numbers. The MBP is not in warranty at all, can apple do anything?

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