Faint line in Macbook Screen - Keyboard Rub?

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  1. Ryan0751 macrumors regular

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    I just noticed today on my 2016 Macbook 12 that when the display is off (and very clean), there's a faint line which lines up to where the metal ridge is above the track pad.

    It seems with the Macbook in my bag, it's still enough for the bottom of the case to touch the screen.

    Has anyone else seen this?

    I also have a 15" 2013 MBP for work, and that screen has very visible marks from they keyboard rubbing the screen.

    I'd like to stop this from getting any worse. I might just put a screen protector on the Macbook.

    I'm a little disappointed to see this issue with the new machines.
     
  2. Spink10 Suspended

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    Had this happen to my 15" 2013 rMBP - was replaced under warranty when the logic board was replaced. Not sure it would have been replaced without the logic board problem.
     
  3. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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  4. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    My 2015 1.2 rMB has also developed a line on the display, although the display does not appear to be physically touch the KB.

    Q-6
     
  5. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Go to the Radtech website http://www.radtech.com and get a screensavrz...... This is a very thin microfiber piece that rests on top of the keyboard and provides protection for the screen when the MacBook is closed. I have used these for years in all my Apple laptops and they are definitely worth it!
     
  6. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    I had one and it still developed. I believe the screen coating isn't that tough since they were not designed to be touched constantly. But with the laptops so thin when you pack them in bags and such it forces the screen onto the keys or whatnot creating friction.
     
  7. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Thanks for your info! I have only had my MacBook a week and haven't yet carried it out of the house anywhere. I have purchased the InCase neoprene sleeve for my rMB, and in most instances I would use that to further protect the device when I have it in a bag or my luggage. It does make sense that with such a thin device that any extra pressure such as would happen when packed into a backpack or bag or in luggage would push the screen on to the keys.
     
  8. LostAggie macrumors 6502

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    I had mine in a sleeve with supposedly reinforced sides but it still happened. Just made me nervous... So I returned and was waiting to see if anyone else experienced. This thread is the first I have seen but it does kinda confirm what I saw.
     
  9. Ryan0751 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OP here... I also have been using a sleeve since I got the laptop.

    I ordered the Radtech cloth thing to at least stop it from getting worse.

    Currently, it's very minor and hard to see. You have to have the computer off, and look at it in bright light to see it. But I know that it gets worse (as seen by my work MBP 15").

    Even with that laptop and it's terrible keyboard marks, you can't actually see them when you are using the laptop - only when it's off. It's still rather unfortunate.

    I'll just do my best to keep the problem to a minimum. The whole purpose of buying this little laptop was to take it with me, which means tossing it in a bag (in it's sleeve). If I baby it too much I'll never end up using it.
     

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