Do you use a cloth to protect your screen?

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  1. Rocko99991 macrumors 6502

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    Do you use a cloth on your keyboard to protect your screen from scratches?

    I see there are two companies, Radtech Screensavrz and Screen Wizard. Do these work for you? Have they prevented scratches to the screen and or it's coating?
     
  2. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely not. Putting anything between the screen and keyboard when it's closed is adding stress to the screen and potentially causing damage, Apple recommended against putting anything there themselves for this issue. You could possibly get away with it but if transporting the computer, the chances are there's a small amount of pressure being exerted onto the back of the display.

    Best case it could result in small imprints on the screen. Worst case it could crack the screen. So use these things at your own risk but it's important to at least know and understand those risks.
     
  3. TheScavenger macrumors 6502

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    I concur with New Mac Smell. I would steer clear of putting anything on the keyboard when the screen is shut. Just avoid putting pressure on the top of the computer while its shut to prevent scratches.
     
  4. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I just use the paper it came with when it was purchased. No issues so far.
     
  5. TheScavenger macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that paper is so thin I can't imagine it damaging anything.
     
  6. Rocko99991 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you think this is the reason the coating is failing on the 2012-2015 MBP's? Pressure from the top while closed?
     
  7. TheScavenger macrumors 6502

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    I think its definitely contributing to it but I think there must be some inherent issue with the coating as well.
     
  8. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    Quite possibly. My main reason for doing this is to keep fingerprint oil off the screen. I assume that since Apple is repairing this defect it could be something more serious than that.
     
  9. TheScavenger macrumors 6502

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    Is there an actual Repair Extension out for this issue?
     
  10. Rocko99991 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, 3 years from date of purchase.
     
  11. TheScavenger macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha. Thank you!
     
  12. Rocko99991 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't you think the paper will hold contaminants?
     
  13. TheScavenger macrumors 6502

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    Good point
     
  14. Rocko99991 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am not saying it will, and I still don't know if a thin microfiber cloth is the best answers. Maybe nothing would help.
     
  15. iregret macrumors 6502a

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    I've used a microfiber cloth from day one on my 2013 MacBook Pro. No issues. My friend with a similar MacBook Pro has keyboard imprints on his display and the delaminating issue ya'll are talking about.

    I think you're crazy if you think that paper thin piece of cloth is going to cause issues with the hinges, but it's your MacBook. Do what you want.

    Perhaps consider a screen protector instead of a piece of cloth?
     
  16. Rocko99991 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. What brand of cloth do you use?
     
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  19. iregret, Aug 1, 2017
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    iregret macrumors 6502a

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    The brand I used was shaggymax. I don't know if they're still around or not.

    https://www.amazon.com/ShaggyMax-MacBook-Retina-Screen-Protector/dp/B009D7GQ04
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    I think I might go this route on my new 2017 MacBook Pro. More specifically, this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/Notebook-Gear-ScreenSavrz-Apple-MacBook/dp/B01NCQBOWB
     
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