Idiotically Burned Screen With Cigarette

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  1. Barrett4312, Oct 17, 2012
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    Barrett4312 macrumors newbie

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    Let me preface this by saying the obvious: Yes, I am an idiot. Both for smoking and for being careless.

    I was adjusting the volume on my Air with a cigarette in my hand and did not notice that the hot tip was coming in contact with the screen. Luckily it did not melt the screen or anything like that. There is, however, a yellow spot on the screen now.

    At first I just thought that this was discoloration on the outer surface of the screen and I might be able to clean/polish it off. I noticed though that the yellow spot remains, and is much more visible, with a black background behind it. So it looks like the pixels in this area are actively broadcasting the color yellow. You can still see that the the area is not dead, (when moving the mouse under the spot you can see it, just yellowed out a lot,) but yellow seems to be set to 11 in this spot.

    I don't have a lot of hope for anything but the mockery I deserve here, but I figured it can't hurt to ask. Anyone have any idea if this is reversible like stuck pixels or screen burn?
     
  2. orestes1984, Oct 17, 2012
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    It's not likely you burnt the screen, but you might have burnt the plastic (glass) screen protector on the bezel that stops you from damaging the screen on "glossy" Macs. This is a simple replacement job and not the end of the world. Just pop out the old one and put in a new one. You can test this by removing the bezel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHNtnvzfSzY. Only "matte" MacBook screens don't have the screen protector.
     
  3. 0x000000 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for your loss. The display module costs 532,22 Euros including sales tax, so expect something around that in dollars.
     
  4. Mreddielu macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know what kind of material the cover is made of? Depending on what it is, plastic must be replaced, but glass can be cleaned.
     
  5. Barrett4312 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately I don't think this is the case. If it was a matter of discoloration on the exterior of the monitor the spot would not show up as a bright yellow when the background is black. I'm hoping that it might 'heal' as in the case of a stuck pixel, but I kind of doubt it.
     
  6. orestes1984 macrumors 65816

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    If you have stained the glass it certainly might.
     
  7. tbone00011 macrumors newbie

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    The Apple store replaced my brother's shattered screen for free. He had a warranty though...
     
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Warranty? How long ago did you purchase the MacBook Air?
     
  9. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Worst come worst find a liquid damaged laptop with a good screen, may costs up to 1/2 of a new though plus the specialty screwdrivers and ur surgeon dexterity.
     
  10. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    Uh, no. The MBA does not have the cover over the LCD, it has been sacrificed for weight.

    Allow me to introduce you to the rMBP....
     
  11. Mikey-Mike macrumors member

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    All these endless damage threads?

    You’re not 3 years old playing with a Tonka toy:

    Have some respect for the engineering!
     
  12. Nova Sensei macrumors 6502

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    Unhelpful post.

    What is the point of a forum if not for asking the opinion of others? The subject line was quite clear, you knew what you were getting when you clicked it.
     
  13. Mikey-Mike macrumors member

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  14. Barrett4312 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm. I don't know much about the technology and that seems counter intuitive to me, but it certainly wouldn't be the first time my intuition was wrong. I'll look into it when I get back to the US. Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  15. simsaladimbamba, Oct 17, 2012
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    Unless you mean a Lombard or Pismo or similar G3 PowerBook, or do not refer to a black MacBook, or are from the future 2016+, what exactly do you mean with "BlackBook"?
     
  16. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry, screens can be replaced...lungs, not so much.
     
  17. Mikey-Mike macrumors member

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    Yeah you’re right. It was a BlackBook and I think it had 2007 as the date on it.

    It was probably only 3 or 4 yrs. and definitely not 10. But the new laptop is so much better in every way that it felt like ten yrs. when I saw how much improved the new equipment was.

    Also I mighta had one or two many drinks to much yesterday. So to the OP I say sorry for your misfortune.
     
  18. BeeJee macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I'll be the first to ask. Where are the pictures?
     
  19. Joe DiMaggio, Oct 30, 2013
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    Joe DiMaggio macrumors newbie

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    iPad 4 and Cigarettes

    Well last night I awakened to the sight of my girlfriend dozed off with a lit cigarette touching the screen of my iPad 4. :eek::eek: I was in an absolute state of panic that my $800 toy had just been rendered useless. Quite to my surprise, the cigarette did absolutely no damage. I cannot see any remnant of anything on the screen once I cleaned it. It works perfectly and the colors are unchanged in the area where the cigarette was.

    Go Apple!! I wonder how other vendor's tablets and/or phones would hold up to such a test. Not too well I would bet.
     
  20. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

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    actually they sure can... probably cheaper than the Apple repair bill too... at least once Obama fixes his website anyway:p:D

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    yikes...at least the OP knows he's an idiot (his words not mine)
     

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