Could fingernail scratch rMBP screen (or any screen in general)

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  1. theuserjohnny macrumors 6502

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    It's one thing to have someone touch the screen with their finger but what about a fingernail? Could a fingernail really do harm to a screen in terms of scratching it and such?
     
  2. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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    The screen is glass, your finger nail is made of Keratin. It's just not hard enough. (That's what she said.) :p

    Edit: If it's a matte screen, then yes your nail could scratch it because the matte coating is plastic.
     
  3. Ricanlegend macrumors 6502a

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    If you scratch hard enough yea , anything made of glass can be scratched
     
  4. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Normal fingernail, no. No matter how hard you scratch.

    A nail-polished fingernail, or those fake fingernails, I'm less sure about.

    So if someone's gonna be prodding your screen, try to make sure it's a non-transexual man.
     

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