Display touching keys when macbook closed

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bluesTank, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. bluesTank macrumors regular

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    Does this happen for anyone else? I just realized it the other day, because it leaves an ugly square grid on the display from the grease on my keys. I am thinking that if it was just a millimeter or so higher up it would not do that, but I can't think of a good way to accomplish that.

    Does anyone else have this problem, and have any ideas on a fix?
     
  2. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    I notice it on my BlackBook because of the squares in the layer of dust on the screen! Don't see it as a problem though, they don't appear to be damaging the screen and I travel with my laptop on the back of my motorbike, plenty of movement there!
     
  3. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Yes.

    Fixes -
    1. Wipe your keyboard often.
    2. Put a piece of cloth in between before you close the display (you can actually buy something specific for this, do a search if interested)
    3. Finally, I find that it help when I am holding my MB with the screen closed, that I don't squeeze the body (which forces the screen to touch the keys).
     
  4. bluesTank thread starter macrumors regular

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    What would you call something that protects the keys like that? I don't even know what to search for.
     
  5. silverblack macrumors 68030

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  6. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    Wow, there seems to be a new thread started for this every 2-3 days!
     
  7. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I got one (I don't have the problem the OP has--I just wanted additional protection) and love it. It protects the screen and is awesome to clean your Macbook with. They got a lot of great products. Really good company.
     
  8. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    I just ordered the keyboard cover (although I don't appear to have a issue with keys touching the screen) and a sleeve made of the same material from radtech.

    I used google and found a promo code, RTPROMO1, and received 15% off my total order. Not Bad!

    I'll post back with my impressions of both items after I get them.
     
  9. bluesTank thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there maybe a covering for the whole aluminum part (the palm rest area) that raises up the thickness, so that I can just keep it on, and not have to put it in and out every time I use it?
     
  10. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    ???
     

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  11. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    I use iKlean to clean my BlackBook and keeping the keys clean seems to help. I had a keyboard cover for my 12" PB but I have not found the need for one on the BlakBook. Try keeping the keys clean, that should help.
     
  12. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    Check out the radtech website. They make adhesive rubber "dots" meant to keep the keyboard away from the screen. Here is the link:

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/Wildeepz.aspx

    I'm not sure how they would affect the closing of the new macbook though.

    Hope you find this helpful.
     
  13. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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  14. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    I just ordered a screensavr too (purple to match my incase hardshell :)), and in addition to that coupon code you can get 20% cash back from http://search.live.com/cashback on anything from Radtech. Just thought I'd share. I'll let you know how I like it when it arrives.
     
  15. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    My friend has a Marware one and it looked nasty after 1 year. I think others on here had similar complaints about it.
     
  16. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    New Unibody MacBook Screen Protector 13.3"

    I ordered this, should arrive this week or early next week. Will do a video review on it when it arrives.
     
  17. MacJenn macrumors regular

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    Bad choice. Wait a year and you will know why. Might be alright from the start, not for long. I did a search on here and it got terrible reviews.
     
  18. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Have you been able to get scratches out, etc., like they say on the website? This thing looks pretty amazing... For $15 it's a GREAT investment! I'm very close to getting one, but I want to get some feedback first...
     
  19. bluesTank thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess if I am going to go with one of those things, I would rather just go to Hobby Lobby and get a thin piece of foam for $1
     
  20. zotes24 macrumors regular

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    why not just use the one that came with the macbook!

    i understand this purchase, i wish stores had it here cause i would buy one just not something i would order. today is the 1st time i had marks on my screen from the keyboard. Would iskin help this as well?
     
  21. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    I can only tell you that it takes out minor to medium scratches I had on my Blackbook (I never had a major scratch). I don't know if it can do the same for the aluminum one. If they say it can then I personally would trust them. They are a great company and I have bought a few items from them. If you do a search about the company from this site you will see a lot of people like Radtech.
     
  22. bluesTank thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea I went and looked in my box but apparently I threw it out. Darn
     
  23. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    Thanks! Ordering it tomorrow... I noticed a small scratch on the top of my MB and I can't wait to see if this will help :D
     

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