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Is your M1 screen cracked?

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wirtandi

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Feb 3, 2021
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By now it seems there is enough spark for this issue to be recognized by the general public. Curious to see how many people who own an M1 have experienced this screen cracking issue.

If you do have this issue, please share with us what you did with it/how you normally handle your laptop.
 

bob_zz123

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Nov 23, 2017
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Mine has not cracked or been damaged even though I am not a terribly careful person. It just gets chucked in my bag. It has been absolutely perfect.
 

wirtandi

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Feb 3, 2021
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Mine has not cracked or been damaged even though I am not a terribly careful person. It just gets chucked in my bag. It has been absolutely perfect.
Thanks. Me personally I handle all my electronics very carefully. This does get me a bit worried though
 

MultiFinder17

macrumors 68030
Jan 8, 2008
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Tampa, Florida
I tote mine back and forth to my classroom every day, and carry it around the school all the time to go to meetings and class coverage. I’ve got a thin sleeve that I jam it in inside my bag, and I carry it around naked. No problems.
 

wirtandi

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Feb 3, 2021
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I tote mine back and forth to my classroom every day, and carry it around the school all the time to go to meetings and class coverage. I’ve got a thin sleeve that I jam it in inside my bag, and I carry it around naked. No problems.
Thanks. So if I understand this right, you have a laptop sleeve but you carry your laptop around without using the sleeve?
 

Bluetoot-

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Apr 16, 2020
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I'm lucky, I suppose. I dropped my bag and the MacBook basically hit the floor on one of the corners; thankfully, no damage.
 

Hustler1337

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Dec 23, 2010
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London, UK
Not a crack, but has a tiny chip on the screen.

Not sure how that managed to appear on a 1.5 month old machine especially as I like to keep the screen in pristine condition - I frequently wipe any fingerprints using a soft microfibre cloth and dust away from screen + keyboard using a brush. Coming from a 2011 MBP, these new Macs definitely have fragile screens and hinges.

It also has a kind of orange-peel and purple tint effect when viewed at certain angles with the backlight off.
 

Hustler1337

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Dec 23, 2010
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wirtandi

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Feb 3, 2021
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UPDATE:

Looks like a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple for this issue:


Interesting, thanks for this.
 

trevpimp

macrumors 6502a
Apr 16, 2009
674
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Inside A Mac Box
M1 MacBook Air in good condition

I applied a screen protector to keep away from stain-gate and I wipe down my Mac every once in a while to keep it in good condition.

Take extra care of your mac so your Mac can keep going even more
 

wirtandi

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Feb 3, 2021
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M1 MacBook Air in good condition

I applied a screen protector to keep away from stain-gate and I wipe down my Mac every once in a while to keep it in good condition.

Take extra care of your mac so your Mac can keep going even more
Yeah, I do. I always treat my electronics super carefully.
 
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dizmonk

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Nov 26, 2010
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Yeah, I do. I always treat my electronics super carefully.
M1 MacBook Air in good condition

I applied a screen protector to keep away from stain-gate and I wipe down my Mac every once in a while to keep it in good condition.

Take extra care of your mac so your Mac can keep going even more
What's stain-gate? And which one did you use? I've tried several and didn't like any of them.
 

trevpimp

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Apr 16, 2009
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Inside A Mac Box
What's stain-gate? And which one did you use? I've tried several and didn't like any of them.

Came with a screen protector and applied it evenly spot on
 
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