Bubbles on screen, should i return?

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  1. Fernandez21, Aug 13, 2011
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    Fernandez21 macrumors 68040

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    Ok, well I got a macbook air last week and everything has been great on it. I spent the last couple of days transferring over my info and I'm pretty much done at this point.

    However I was cleaning it today when I noticed something that looks like a smudge on the screen. When I tried to wipe it, I saw that it was beneath the clear plastic. Upon further inspection I saw those bubbles all over. It kinda of looks like when you put a screen protector on a phone and leave air pockets in-between the screen protector and screen. Now I don't notice it while its in use, and I really don't want to return it because I finally have it set up like I want it, but if this is something that could degrade and get worse over time, I will have to.

    Have any of you had something like this happen before? What would you recommend I do? Thank you.

    ps. its an lg screen with toshiba sad.
     
  2. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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  3. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Never seen "bubbles" on a screen. I'd take it back to the Apple Store.
     
  4. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Be honest :), the bubbles appeared after you sprayed cleaner directly on your screen.

    Turn it off, give it a day, it will dry and hopefully be ok.

    If that is not the case, return it to apple, it isn't normal.
     
  5. Fernandez21 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    just to give you guys a better idea, here is a pic. Not sure how well you can see them, I tried to highlight them.
     

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  6. VMMan macrumors 6502a

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    You must be the most ANTI-OCD person on the planet, because I think most people would be bothered by that!
     
  7. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    I withdraw my previous statement.. take that thing back!
     
  8. Fernandez21 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ok, yeah, its gonna have to go back. Some of those bubbles are now visible with the screen on. So, is time machine the best way to back up this mac to get all my info over to my new one?
     

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  10. Fernandez21, Aug 16, 2011
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    ok, well I took that one back, and the second one was much worse. The hinge was very loose from 90 degrees to full open, the edges were very sharp, there was a bump on the plastic part of the hinge where I guess the tube filled the molding and it was cut wrong, the feet were wobbly, the battery was at 97% health out the box (around 4300mah), and it also had bubbles! (though, those were tiny and barely noticeable, unlike my first one)

    So, I tried my luck and went back for the 3rd and final time, and now this one is perfect. no bubbles at all, tight hinge through out, no wobble, the edges aren't sharp, battery at 100% health (around 4800mah), and its a double sammy to boot.

    Very happy with this one.

    edit: ha, well, figured out why this one is so smooth with no sharp edges, i guess it spent a little extra time in the sanding/finish part of the manufacturing. My speck snap on case is now loose and keeps coming off. lol. Oh well, maybe this is gods way of telling me I should keep it naked?
     
  11. CorvetteZR1 macrumors member

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    Sure, if you believe in a "God." How about you just keep it naked because it's better that way. See, no God needed. :)
     
  12. PPFee macrumors 6502

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    Out of pure curiosity did you happen to note what screen/ssd manufacturers the second machine contained?
     
  13. Fernandez21 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    my first two were both toshiba/lg combos. The last one is a double samsung.
     
  14. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    I've got an LG screen and samsung SSD, but I can't be bothered with that. It works. But the bubble's where a bit odd indeed. Can't remember I've seen them before. Thanks for posting that!
     
  15. Fernandez21 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    In all honesty I didn't really care either, it was just a bonus I guess that the best one had all samsungs. Though this last one does feel faster, but its probably either from the update or a placebo effect, either way I love this machine.

    Also, wow. I just took it off the charger the system calculated out 7:42hrs remaining.:eek:. Obviously I'm not going to get that much, but in istat pro its now saying my battery has 4903 mah, which is the most i've seen between the 3 systems i had (first one had around 4500, the second crappy one only had around 4300)
     
  16. anshunseries macrumors newbie

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    Use a micro fibre cloth to put gentle pressure on air bubbles and they would disappear , you could also use the cloth provided by apple in the box
     
  17. canuckRus, Oct 21, 2015
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    Very small orange circles (bubbles?) and long crazing lines on brand new iPadMini4 screen. Cloth not the solution for me. Genius appointment scheduled.
     

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